Destiny World Tour

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Destiny World Tour
Tour by The Jacksons
Associated album Destiny
Start date January 22, 1979
End date September 26, 1980
Legs 4
Number of shows 31 in Europe
13 in Africa
83 in North America
127 total
Box office US $7.5 million ($24.45 in 2016 dollars)[1]
The Jacksons concert chronology

The Destiny Tour was the third concert tour by The Jacksons to promote the group's Destiny album. The tour began on January 22, 1979 with their opening concert in Bremen, Germany. They visited 3 continents and 9 countries, playing 83 concerts in the United States alone.

Overview[edit]

The tour began on January 22, 1979 in Bremen, Germany shortly after the release of the platinum-certified Destiny album the previous December. The tour visited three continents including concerts in Africa and Europe before taking on a 79-city tour in the United States. The Jacksons took a 4-month break from touring starting June 1979 so lead singer Michael Jackson could finish working on his solo album Off the Wall. The first leg of the tour saw the Jacksons playing moderate sized arenas, such as the Valley Forge Music Fair in Philadelphia which seats 3,000, but after the release of Michael's multi-platinum album Off the Wall the brothers were forced to revamp their show and to start playing higher profile arenas, like the Philadelphia Spectrum which seats 16,000. For the second leg, additional songs were added to the setlist, most notably songs from Michael's album Off the Wall. The opening act in the second leg was L.T.D. The tour grossed an estimated 7.5 million dollars.

Set list[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe[2][3][4]
January 22, 1979 Bremen Germany Musical Theater Bremen
January 24, 1979
January 26, 1979
January 27, 1979 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
January 28, 1979 Madrid Spain Teatro Monumental
January 29, 1979
January 30, 1979
January 31, 1979 Groningen Netherlands MartiniPlaza
February 1, 1979 Amsterdam Koninklijk Theater Carré
February 2, 1979
February 6, 1979 London England Rainbow Theatre
February 7, 1979
February 8, 1979
February 9, 1979
February 10, 1979 Brighton Brighton Centre
February 11, 1979 Preston Preston Guild Hall
February 12, 1979 Wakefield Theatre Royal
February 13, 1979 Sheffield Fiesta Nightclub
February 15, 1979 Geneva Switzerland Victoria Hall
February 16, 1979 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
February 17, 1979 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
February 18, 1979 Birmingham Bingley Hall
February 19, 1979 Leeds Queens Hall
February 20, 1979 Leicester De Montfort Hall
February 21, 1979 Cardiff Wales Sophia Gardens Pavilion
February 23, 1979 London England Rainbow Theatre
February 24, 1979
February 25, 1979 Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
February 26, 1979 Amsterdam Netherlands Koninklijk Theater Carré
February 29, 1979 Avignon France Théâtre des Carmes
March 2, 1979 Paris Le Palace
Africa[4]
March 6, 1979 Johannesburg South Africa Orlando Stadium
March 7, 1979
March 8, 1979
March 9, 1979
March 10, 1979
March 12, 1979 Dakar Senegal Stade de l'Amitié
March 13, 1979
March 14, 1979
March 16, 1979 Cape Town South Africa Green Point Stadium
March 17, 1979
March 19, 1979 Johannesburg Orlando Stadium
March 20, 1979
March 21, 1979
North America[5]
April 14, 1979 Cleveland United States Music Hall
April 15, 1979
April 19, 1979 Devon Valley Forge Music Fair
April 22, 1979
April 25, 1979 Chicago Arie Crown Theater
April 26, 1979
April 27, 1979
April 29, 1979
May 3, 1979 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center
May 6, 1979 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 10, 1979 Houston Houston Music Hall
May 12, 1979
May 16, 1979 Birmingham Birmingham Municipal Auditorium
May 17, 1979 Columbus Municipal Auditorium
May 18, 1979 Nashville War Memorial Auditorium
May 19, 1979 Atlanta Atlanta Civic Center
May 20, 1979 Memphis Orpheum Theatre
May 24, 1979 Pine Bluff Saenger Theatre
May 26, 1979 Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
May 27, 1979 Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Arena
May 30, 1979 Shreveport Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium
June 1, 1979 Norfolk Chrysler Hall
June 3, 1979 Columbia Township Auditorium
June 8, 1979 Charlotte Belk Gymnasium
June 9, 1979 Washington, D.C. Warner Theatre
June 10, 1979 Greensboro War Memorial Auditorium
October 2, 1979 New Orleans Municipal Auditorium
October 3, 1979
October 4, 1979 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
October 5, 1979 Mobile Mobile Municipal Auditorium
October 6, 1979 Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
October 7, 1979 Louisville Louisville Gardens
October 12, 1979 Philadelphia Spectrum
October 13, 1979 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
October 14, 1979 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
October 15, 1979 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center
October 19, 1979 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
October 20, 1979 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
October 21, 1979 Dayton UD Arena
October 25, 1979 Columbus Ohio Expo Center Coliseum
October 26, 1979 Syracuse Onondaga County War Memorial
October 27, 1979 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
October 28, 1979 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
November 1, 1979 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
November 2, 1979 Chicago Chicago Stadium
November 3, 1979 Cleveland Public Auditorium
November 4, 1979 Detroit Cobo Arena
November 5, 1979
November 6, 1979 Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
November 8, 1979 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
November 9, 1979 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 10, 1979 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
November 11, 1979 Fayetteville Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium
November 14, 1979 Fort Worth Tarrant County Convention Center
November 15, 1979 Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Riverside Arena
November 16, 1979 Jackson Mississippi Coliseum
November 17, 1979 Lake Charles Burton Coliseum
November 18, 1979 Houston The Summit
November 19, 1979
November 20, 1979 Columbus Municipal Auditorium
November 21, 1979 Greenville Greenville Memorial Auditorium
November 22, 1979 Savannah Savannah Civic Center
November 23, 1979 Macon Macon Coliseum
November 24, 1979 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 25, 1979 Atlanta Omni Coliseum
November 29, 1979 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
November 30, 1979 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
December 2, 1979 Honolulu Honolulu International Center
December 6, 1979 Portland Memorial Coliseum
December 8, 1979 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
December 9, 1979 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
December 13, 1979 San Bernardino United States Swing Auditorium
December 14, 1979 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 15, 1979 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
December 16, 1979 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena
December 18, 1979 Inglewood The Forum
December 21, 1979 Nassau The Bahamas Haynes Oval
September 5, 1980 Honolulu United States Honolulu International Center
September 17, 1980 Inglewood The Forum
September 18, 1980
September 19, 1980
September 25, 1980
September 26, 1980

Cancellations and postponements[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

First leg

  • Bass: Michael McKinney
  • Additional Guitar: Bud Rizzo
  • Keyboards: James Macfield
  • Drums: Tony Lewis

Second leg

  • Drums: Jonathan Moffett
  • Additional Guitar: Bud Rizzo
  • Bass: Michael McKinney
  • Keyboards: James Macfield
  • Horns: (East Coast Horns): Wesley Phillips, Cloris Grimes, Alan (Funt) Prater, Roderick (Mac) McMorris

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The singles explosion heard around the world...". Billboard. New York City. 91 (5). February 3, 1979. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.mjfanclub.net/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=105:concerts&id=1461:the-jacksons-destiny-tour-1979-80&Itemid=101
  4. ^ a b O'Toole, Kit (October 1, 2015). Michael Jackson FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Pop. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781495045981. 
  5. ^ "The Jacksons On Tour". Ebony. Chicago. 35 (1). November 1979. ISSN 0012-9011. Retrieved March 5, 2016.