Tito Jackson announced as support for Gladys Knight's 'Farewell Tour' in October 2009

Posted: 20th August 2009

Singer songwriter and founding member of the Jackson 5 TITO JACKSON today confirmed details of his first solo UK tour where he will pay special tribute to the memory of his late brother MICHAEL JACKSON and the music of the Jackson 5. Additional members of the Jackson family have confirmed attendance in support of Tito on his debut UK tour.

Tito, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will join soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT on her much anticipated 'MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO LOVE - FAREWELL TOUR' which will travel across 7 cities in the UK and appear at Manchester's Evening News Arena on 6th October, Wembley on 8th and 9th, the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham on 11th, Sheffield Arena on 13th, Cardiff's International Arena on 17th and finally Aberdeen's AECC on 20th October 2009. These not-to-be missed series of events will see Knight bid farewell to her UK fans in style by bringing her entire Las Vegas show complete with a stunning 19-piece band. The tour will also feature a sparkling array of special appearances by friends and legends that have worked with her during her lengthy career.

Tito will take to the stage with his 14-piece band - 'The Funk Brothers' - to exclusively perform a string of hit songs penned by both Michael Jackson and THE JACKSON 5. He will also be performing brand new tracks from his forthcoming album set for global release this year.

"The UK was a very special place to my brother Michael and I'm so excited to be able to pay my respect to his fans there. To be able to do this whilst supporting our dear friend Gladys is a complete blessing." Tito stated. "Not many people know this, but it was actually Gladys who introduced my brothers and I to Berry Gordy which led to our signing to Motown Records and the rest, as they say, is history."

It was following that historical introduction to Gordy, that Tito and his brothers went on to enjoy a huge success with the recording masterpieces "I Want You Back," "Never Can Say Goodbye", "The Love You Save" and other mega hits including the best selling single in Motown's history, "I'll Be There."

Tickets for tour are currently on sale, starting at £40 plus booking fee.

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