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Michael Jackson (1988)
M.J. VICTORY TOUR STAGE WORN GLOVE
M.J. VICTORY TOUR STAGE WORN BILLIE JEAN JACKET
M.J. STAGE WORN CRYSTAL SOCKS
M.J. STAGE WORN SIGNED LOAFERS
VICTORY TOUR BAND STAGE COSTUMES
NEVERLAND RANCH' OSS SECURITY BADGE
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The Victory Tour was a concert tour of the United States and Canada by Michael Jackson and The Jackson family between July and December of 1984. It was the first and only tour with all six Jackson brothers (even though Jackie was injured for most of the tour). The group performed 55 concerts to an audience of approximately 2 million. Most came to see Michael, whose album Thriller was dominating the popular music world at the time. Songs from it and his earlier solo album Off the Wall made up most of the set list. The tour reportedly grossed approximately $75 million and set a new record for the highest grossing tour. It showcased Michael's single decorated glove, black sequined jacket and moonwalk.
Despite its focus on Michael, it was named after the newly released Jacksons' album Victory although none of the album's songs were performed and Marlon confirmed it was because Michael refused to rehearse or perform them; in fact, he had only reluctantly joined his brothers, who needed the income while he himself did not, on the tour and tensions between him and them increased to the point that he announced at the last show that it was the last time they would perform together, ending plans for a European leg.
The Jacksons did make money from the tour, along with promoter Don King. Michael donated his share to several charities as he had promised before it, but the rancour between him and his brothers had a deep and lasting effect on the Jacksons as a family, alienating him from them for most of his life and it effectively ended the Jacksons as a performing group.