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Victory Tour

Victory Tour: July 6th - December 9th, 1984.

The Victory Tour was the biggest and final concert tour of the United States and Canada in 1984 by The Jacksons. Beginning July 6 and ending on December 9, the tour included 55 concerts to an audience of approximately 2 million. It was named after the newly released Jacksons album Victory although none of the album's songs appear on the tour's set list (Marlon confirmed it was because Michael refused to rehearse or perform them). The tour reportedly grossed $175 million and set a new record for the then-largest grossing tour.

Michael was opposed to the tour from the start, not least because he didn't or trust the tour's promoter, Don King. Michael's father, Joseph , and promoter Don King planned to take the tour to Europe in early 1985, but Michael's refusal to participate meant no further dates could be scheduled.

The 1984 Victory Tour showcased Michael's single decorated glove, black sequined jacket and moonwalk, which captivated audiences around the world early in 1983, just about a year prior.

Following a controversy with the way tickets were purchased, lead-singer Michael Jackson donated his proceeds (approx. $5 million) from the tour to three charities, including the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia and Cancer Research, The United Negro College Fund, and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.

Set list:

1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Things I Do For You
3. Off The Wall
4. Ben / Human Nature
5. Heartbreak Hotel (This Place Hotel)
6. She's Out of My Life
7. Jermaine Jackson Medley (Let's Get Serious, You Like Me, Don't You & Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True) (with Michael))
8. The Jackson 5 Medley: I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There
9. Rock With You
10. Lovely One
11. Workin' Day And Night
12. Beat It
13. Billie Jean
14. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

Tour dates:

1. July 6, 1984 Kansas City - Missouri / Arrowhead Stadium / Attendance 45,000
2. July 7, 1984 Kansas City - Missouri / Arrowhead Stadium / Attendance 45,000
3. July 8, 1984 Kansas City - Missouri / Arrowhead Stadium / Attendance 45,000
4. July 13, 1984 Dallas - Texas / Texas Stadium / Attendance 40,000
5. July 14, 1984 Dallas - Texas / Texas Stadium / Attendance 40,000
6. July 15, 1984 Dallas - Texas / Texas Stadium / Attendance 40,000
7. July 21, 1984 Jacksonville - Florida / Gator Bowl Stadium / Attendance 45,000
8. July 22, 1984 Jacksonville - Florida / Gator Bowl Stadium / Attendance 45,000
9. July 23, 1984 Jacksonville - Florida / Gator Bowl Stadium / Attendance 45,000
10. July 29, 1984 Giants Stadium - New York City / East Rutherford - New Jersey / Giants Stadium / Attendance 44,282
11. July 30, 1984 Giants Stadium - New York City / East Rutherford - New Jersey / Giants Stadium / Attendance 44,282
12. July 31, 1984 Giants Stadium - New York City / East Rutherford - New Jersey / Giants Stadium / Attendance 44,282
13. August 4, 1984 New York City - New York / Madison Square Garden / Attendance 17,000
14. August 5, 1984 New York City - New York / Madison Square Garden / Attendance 17,000
15. August 7, 1984 Knoxville - Tennessee / Neyland Stadium / Attendance 48,783
16. August 8, 1984 Knoxville - Tennessee / Neyland Stadium / Attendance 48,783
17. August 9, 1984 Knoxville - Tennessee / Neyland Stadium / Attendance 48,783
18. August 17, 1984 Detroit, Michigan - Pontiac Silverdome / Attendance 47,900
19. August 18, 1984 Detroit, Michigan - Pontiac Silverdome / Attendance 47,900
20. August 19, 1984 Detroit, Michigan - Pontiac Silverdome / Attendance 47,900
21. August 25, 1984 Buffalo, New York / Rich Stadium / Attendance 47,000
22. August 26, 1984 Buffalo, New York / Rich Stadium / Attendance 47,000
23. September 1, 1984 Philadelphia - Pennsylvania / JFK Stadium / Attendance 60,000
24. September 2, 1984 Philadelphia - Pennsylvania / JFK Stadium / Attendance 60,000
25. September 7, 1984 Denver - Colorado / Mile High Stadium / Attendance 54,000
26. September 8, 1984 Denver - Colorado / Mile High Stadium / Attendance 51,000
27. September 17, 1984 Montreal - Quebec / Olympic Stadium / Attendance 40,000
28. September 18, 1984 Montreal - Quebec / Olympic Stadium / Attendance 40,000
29. September 21, 1984 Washington D.C. / RFK Stadium / Attendance 45,000
30. September 22, 1984 Washington D.C. / RFK Stadium / Attendance 45,000
31. September 28, 1984 Philadelphia - Pennsylvania / JFK Stadium / Attendance 60,000
32. September 29, 1984 Philadelphia - Pennsylvania / JFK Stadium / Attendance 60,000
33. October 5, 1984 Toronto - Ontario / Canadian National Exhibition Stadium / Attendance 35,000
34. October 6, 1984 Toronto - Ontario / Canadian National Exhibition Stadium / Attendance 35,000
35. October 7, 1984 Toronto - Ontario / Canadian National Exhibition Stadium / Attendance 35,000
36. October 12, 1984 Chicago - Illinois / Comiskey Park / Attendance 40,000
37. October 13, 1984 Chicago - Illinois / Comiskey Park / Attendance 40,000
38. October 14, 1984 Chicago - Illinois / Comiskey Park / Attendance 40,000
39. October 19, 1984 Cleveland - Ohio / Municipal Stadium / Attendance 50,000
40. October 20, 1984 Cleveland - Ohio / Municipal Stadium / Attendance 44,000
41. October 29, 1984 Atlanta - Georgia / Fulton County Stadium / Attendance 31,000
42. October 30, 1984 Atlanta - Georgia / Fulton County Stadium / Attendance 30,000
43. November 2, 1984 Miami - Florida / Orange Bowl / Attendance 68,000
44. November 3, 1984 Miami - Florida / Orange Bowl / Attendance 66,000
45. November 9, 1984 Houston - Texas / Astrodome / Attendance 40,000
46. November 10, 1984 Houston - Texas / Astrodome / Attendance 40,000
47. November 16, 1984 Vancouver - British Columbia / BC Place Stadium / Attendance 42,000
48. November 17, 1984 Vancouver - British Columbia / BC Place Stadium / Attendance 42,000
49. November 18, 1984 Vancouver - British Columbia / BC Place Stadium / Attendance 42,000
50. November 30, 1984 Los Angeles - California / Dodger Stadium / Attendance 55,000
51. December 1, 1984 Los Angeles - California / Dodger Stadium / Attendance 55,000
52. December 2, 1984 Los Angeles - California / Dodger Stadium / Attendance 55,000
53. December 7, 1984 Los Angeles - California / Dodger Stadium / Attendance 55,000
54. December 8, 1984 Los Angeles - California / Dodger Stadium / Attendance 55,000
55. December 9, 1984 Los Angeles - California / Dodger Stadium / Attendance 55,000

Victory Tour TicketPerformers:

Lead performers

Michael Jackson: vocals, assorted percussion
Jermaine Jackson: vocals, bass
Tito Jackson: vocals, guitar
Randy Jackson: vocals
Marlon Jackson: vocals, percussion
Jackie Jackson: vocals, percussion (First performance in the Quebec concerts)

Dancers

LaVelle Smith Jnr, Evaldo "Eddie" Garcia, Randy Allaire, Dominic Lucero

Band members:

Music director: The Jacksons
Drums: Jonathan Moffett
Guitars: David Williams, Gregg Wright
Keyboards: Rory Kaplan, Pat Leonard & Jai Winding

Credits:

Tour Manager: Don King
Tour Coordinator: Larry Larson
Assistant Coordinator: Marla Winston
Production Manager: Peyton Wilson
Assistant Production Managers: Gary Bouchard & Debbie Lyons
Stage Manager: Mike Hirsh
Assistant Stage Manager: Pee Wee Jackson
Production Consultant: Ken Graham
Site Coordinators: John "Bugzee" Hougdahl, Jose Ward
Stage Construction and Engineering: Plainview, Inc. - John McGraw
Robotic Lighting: Design - Michael Jackson
Eidophor Video Projection: M.B. Productions, Inc.
Design Execution & Manufacturing: Applied Entertainment Systems
Lighting Company: TASCO
Site Coordinators : Bugzee Hougdahl & Jose Ward
Sound Company: Clair Brothers Audio
House Mixers: M.L. Procise & Mike Stahl
Laser Effects: Showlasers, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Musicians Costumes Design: Enid Jackson
Magical Illusions: Franz Harary
Choreographer: Paula Abdul
Video Director: Sandy Fullerton
Jackson Crew Sportswear: Nike
Community Affairs: Harold Preston
Consultant to Community Affairs: Cynthia Wilson


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