For almost two decades (since 2003), Tito Jackson has also been performing and touring with his own big blues and funk band at clubs, casinos, festivals and charity events in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Canada and Japan.
Tito Jackson is a regular and returning artist at the Blue Note Tokyo (and Cotton Club) in Japan, where he performed sets of shows in 2019 (with The BB Kings Blues Band), 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Backed by the 8-piece band The Funk Brothers, Tito Jackson was the supporting act for co-Motown legend Gladys Knight Midnight Train to Love Farewell Tour in the United Kingdom in October of 2009.
Tito Jackson performed at the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage (the foundation's biggest fundraiser) in 2007 and 2011. Along with his brothers, Tito also played on various Tom Joyner cruises and family reunion events.
The Jacksons have been entertaining audiences for over fifty years and are still performing! Brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine take the audiences on an interactive, unforgettable journey through their lives and musical career, offering a soulful pop-funk and impeccable live performance that has made them one of the most beloved musical acts of all time...!
In 2020, before the global pandemic hit, The Jacksons performed a few shows at cruises and the Java Jazz Fest in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2019 Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon embarked on a World Tour as The Jacksons, taking their show to the contents of Oceania, South America, North America and Europe.
In 2018, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon continued to perform 16 shows at festivals and huge crowds, mainly in Europe, as well as a few dates in the United States.
In 2017, The Jacksons performed 13 shows in the United Kingdom as part of A Celebration of 50 Years, as well as a show in Canada and in The Netherlands. The Jacksons perform at the major British festivals in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands, including Glastonbury Festival that is aired live by the BBC. Tito's solo segment is added to the show setlist.
In February of 2016, The Jacksons performed 10 shows at Art on Ice sharing the stage with the world’s best figure skaters (Olympic winners, World and European Champions) and dancers in the cities of Zürich, Lausanne and Davos in Switzerland. And that year, the brothers performed another 14 shows on scattered dates in casinos in the United States, special events such as Art on Ice in Switzerland and festivals in Canada, USA, Japan and South Africa.
In 2015, The Jacksons performed 11 shows live on stage in the United States at casinos, two festivals in the United Kingdom and at Malaysia Grand Prix. The concert at BBC Proms in the Park in London is performed with the 80-piece London Symphony Orchestra for an audience of over 40,000 people which is broadcast live online and watched by over a 100 million viewers!
In February and March of 2014, The Jacksons performed a six week Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. The brothers performed another RockTellz & Cocktails 5 night engagement on the US east coast at Caesars Atlantic City in July of 2014. From May until New Year's Eve, the brothers perform another twenty shows in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
In 2013, The Jacksons tour the world as part of the Unity Tour, performing more than 25 shows in the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia.
In 2012, after nearly three decades, brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon reunited to embark on The Jacksons Unity Tour! In November of that year, The Jacksons also play 12 dates at Night of The Proms in Belgium and The Netherlands performing a 30-minute set of hits with the Il Novecento orchestra at the classic meets pop event.
In 2011, Jackie, Tito and Marlon as The Jacksons, as well as other family members, including 3T and La Toya Jackson, participated in the Michael Forever The Tribute Concert in Cardiff where they reunited to perform for the first time in years. The Jacksons also performed two more tribute shows in Tokyo, Japan in December of 2011, where Jackie's son Dealz made his live stage performance.
In October of 2017, Tito Jackson announced that he was joining The BB Kings Blues Band to tour together. A blues man at heart, Tito has been spending a lot of time in Memphis, where the band rehearses and records music. The mighty legend started making history when the two music greats performed together for the first time during the New Year’s Eve celebration on Beale Street ringing in 2018. Ever since, The BB Kings Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson performed at casinos and festivals in the United States and the Blue Note Tokyo in Japan (2019).
~ Tito Jackson
When 3T embarked on their first foray as headliners on a European tour in 1997, Tito joined his sons Taj, Taryll and TJ on the road. Backed by a 5-piece band, Taj, Taryll and TJ performed their music to their fans live on stage in seven countries in Europe on the 27-dates sold-out Brotherhood Tour. The setlist included a Jackson 5 Medley with a guest appearance by Tito Jackson.
The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special was a 2001 (7 and 10 September, 2001) New York City revue show by Michael Jackson when he reunited with his brothers Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Tito and Marlon to perform a greatest hits medley. Tickets sold out in five hours. Unfortunately, this would be the last time the world was able to see the magic and the phenomenon of six brothers from Gary, Indiana all together live on stage. The CBS television network aired the concerts as a two-hour special in November of 2001 and the program attracted an audience of over 26 million viewers in the United States and over 450 million viewers worldwide, making it the most watched TV special of the decade.
Following the success of the reunion, all six brothers during the Motown 25 TV special in March 1983, they recorded a sixth album for Epic, released as Victory in 1984. Their biggest-selling album to date included the top ten single, “State of Shock”. In July of 1984, the Jacksons launched their Victory Tour. The group performed 55 concerts to an audience of 2 million and the tour sold what was then a record number of ticket sales.
Hailed as one of the greatest live shows of the 1970s and 1980s by Rolling Stone, the Triumph Tour grossed $5.5 million and became one of The Jacksons' most successful tour. Between 8 July, 1981 and 26 September 26, 1981 the brothers performed in 36 US cities, including Memphis, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California, where the band concluded their tour with four sold-out shows.
The Destiny Tour accompanied The Jacksons' 1978 Destiny album. The brothers toured 80 cities in the United States and played several dates in France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Kenya and the United Kingdom between 22 January, 1979 and 26 September 26, 1980.
For The Jacksons' interim (Goin' Places) Tour (between 22 January and 13 May 1978) siblings Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Michael and Randy performed to fans in the US and Europe.
For the European Tour, The Jacksons performed in France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK during their tour of Europe between 19 - 24 May 24, 1977. In the latter country, the brothers sang at a Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II.
Between 1973 and 1976, The Jackson 5 played over 160 concerts all over the world including Japan, Hawai, United Kingdom, South America, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, The Philippines and the West Indies over a 4-year period. The original Jackson 5 last group World Tour included 6 concerts in Manila, Philippines, less than a month after Jermaine decided to stay at Motown, when his brothers moved on as The Jacksons at another label, Epic Records.
The brothers 12-day First European Tour in November of 1972 had the Jackson 5 break attendance records previously held by The Beatles. During the tour, the band performed for Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.
In 1972, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael visited venues in circa 50 cities during their Third Tour of the United States.
In 1971, the five brothers' Second United States Tour featured about 43 performances in United States cities, such as Philadelphia, New York and Milwaukee. The Commodores, led by Lionel Richie, opened for the five quintet.
The Jackson 5 embarked on their First United States Tour on May 2, 1970. The brothers performed 14 shows in US cities, such as Daly City, Boston, Cincinnati and New York City, and they broke venue attendance records along the way.
The Jackson 5 won the Superdog Finals in Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in New York on 14 February, 1969.
Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael professionally debuted on stage in 1967. They played shows in malls and venues mainly in the state of Illinois before 1968. Later, they played clubs and theaters in Chicago and New York for two years, before the band signed with Motown in March of 1969.