In an interview, Michael told Soul Magazine about the tour, "In San Francisco and Los Angeles, it looked like the walls were falling the way hundreds of them, the girls, came at the stage all together; but we have to practice getting away too, so we're ready to drop everything and run. Jermaine dropped his guitar and took off at the Forum concert. We can always get a new guitar for him, but he'd be kinda hard to replace. It's too bad really, 'cause we can't finish the show the way we rehearsed. We always have to run off stage, and we can't thank the audience and stuff, you know the way we'd really like too, we just have to run away."
The tour was announced in April 1970 by Berry Gordy Jr. and Joe Jackson. During the group's May 10, 1970 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Ed Sullivan announced the group would begin a summer tour of one-nighters at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 7. However, outside of the two June concerts in California, they would not appear there or at any venue until October.
Although these are the usual songs performed in their set, they often performed different songs. For example, at the concert in Jacksonville, they performed Darling Dear and I Want to Take You Higher. The first 5 songs were always the same, as listed above, and they always ended with Walk On and The Love You Save, except in their first 3 concerts in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles.