The Jackson 5 embarked on their first ever tour on May 2, 1970. The brothers performed in US states cities such as Daly City, Boston, Cincinnati and New York City, and broke venue attendance records along the way. One concert scheduled for Buffalo, New York had to be cancelled due to death threats being made on Michael Jackson's life. 9,000 fans were refunded as a result.
The last group tour as The Jackson 5, was held in Manila, Philippines, in February 1976, less than a month after their contract expires and the Motown Jackson 5 officially call themselves The Jacksons. It included six concerts.
The Destiny Tour accompanied The Jacksons' 1978 Destiny album. The brothers toured 80 US cities and played several dates in France, Holland, Switzerland, Kenya and the UK. Several of the concerts from the tour had to be cancelled because Michael Jackson became sick with the flu.
The Victory Tour began shortly after the release of The Jacksons' Victory and Michael Jackson's successful Thriller album. The five-month tour was of the US and Canada, and served as Michael's last as lead singer of The Jacksons. The 55-performance concert series was attended by more than 2 million people, and grossed in excess of $75 million—a record at the time.
The Unity Tour is The Jacksons' first concert tour of the United States in almost three decades. The tour also marks the first time the brothers have toured as the Jacksons without brother Michael who died in June 2009. The tour began on June 20, 2012, and is currently continuing.
The Bad world tour was Jackson's first solo concert run. Beginning in Tokyo, the tour lasted for 16 months, during which Jackson visited 15 countries and performed to over 4,4 million people. Seven sold out shows at London's Wembley Stadium attracted more than half a million people—including Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales—setting a new world record for playing more dates at the stadium than any other artist. The Bad tour was later recognized as the most-highly-attended and highest-earning tour of all time, having grossed over $125 million.
The 70 concert dates of the Dangerous World Tour attracted almost 3.5 million fans. The extravagant staging of the set for the concerts took near three days to set up; 20 trucks of equipment were shuttled on cargo planes to countries around the world. Stressed from having child sexual abuse allegations levelled against him, Jackson cut short the remainder of his tour.
The HIStory World Tour was Jackson's last. Beginning in Prague, Czech Republic on September 7, 1996, the concert series attracted more than record breaking 4.5 million fans from 58 cities in 35 countries around the world. It is the most attended tour of all times by any artist. The average concert attendance was 54,878. The HIStory World Tour concluded in Durban, South Africa on October 15, 1997.
This Is It was a planned series of fifty concerts by Michael Jackson to be held at The O2 arena in London. They were scheduled to begin in July 2009 and continue through to March 2010. However, with all concerts sold out, Jackson died less than three weeks before the first concert date. Originally only 10 concerts were announced, but the tickets were sold out in less than an hour and the public demand for tickets resulted in 40 more concerts to be added, resulting in 50 concerts in total. In light of Jackson's passing, AEG Live offered either full refunds to all ticket holders or a special souvenir ticket that had been designed by Michael Jackson. Additionally, Columbia Pictures acquired the footage of the show rehearsals and made a concert film entitled Michael Jackson's This Is It, which was released on October 28, 2009 for two weeks.