Just after his brother Michael's passing, Tito performs a few tribute to Michael gigs in the Summer of 2009 before doing a UK tour as supporting act for co-Motown legend Gladys Knight Midgnight Train to Love Farewell Tour in October. Tito is backed by the 8-piece band The Funk Brothers during the tour and he pays tribute to Michael as he sings a medley of Jackson Five hits in memory of his younger brother, helped by their cousin Nicole Jackson.

Date Venue City/Place Country Event  
17 July Teatro Principal Alicante Spain Musicas del Mundo Festival  
19 July   Malaga Spain Motown 50th anniversary celebration  
27 July   Montega Bay Jamaica Reggae Sumfest Tito accepts Michael's Lifetime Achievement Award
29 August   Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas Virgin Islands Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration  
           

Support act Gladys Knight Midgnight Train to Love Farewell Tour

Date Venue City/Place Country    
6 October MEN Arena Manchester UK  
8 October Wembley Arena London UK Jackie Jackson & Mrs Jackson in the audience
11 October Trent FM Arena Nottingham UK    
13 October Sheffield Arena Sheffield UK    
15 October Echo Arena Liverpool UK  
17 October International Arena Cardiff UK    
20 October AECC Arena Aberdeen UK    

 

Tito says: “The UK was a very special place to my brother Michael and I’m so excited to be able to pay my respects to his fans there. To be able to do this while supporting our dear friend Gladys is a complete blessing. Not many people know this, but it was actually Gladys who introduced my brothers and I to Berry Gordy which led to us signing to Motown Records and the rest, as they say, is history.”

- Tito Jackson about joining Gladys on the UK tour (2009)

“Wasn’t Michael great? Definitely, definitely. We all have a little blues in our lives. I definitely have the
blues, having lost so much in my life and now my brother.”

- Tito Jackson at MEN Arena Manchester, October 6th 2009

“It has been a dream of mine to perform a father and sons tour.”

- Tito Jackson to The Birmingham Mail ,October 2009