B.B. Kings Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson (2018-2019)

In October of 2017, Tito Jackson announced that he is joining the B.B. King’s Blues Band and they will embark on a tour together. The rehearsals take place in Memphis, where the B.B. King’s Museum is located as well as the grave of the legendary American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer and while visiting those places he came up with the idea of carrying on B.B. King’s legacy. Tito Jackson and the B.B. King’s Blues Band are also recording a blues album to be released in 2018. 

Tito has been spending a lot of time in Memphis where the mighty legend started making history when the two music greats performed together for the first time during the New Year’s Eve celebration on Beale Street. Tito is a blues man at heart and used to perform with his own blues band a few years ago. “I’ve always been a blues player--ever since the day I picked up the guitar, I guess. B.B. King was my hero when I was just a young man--maybe 7 or 8 years old,” Tito said. “To be a person that can play with B.B. King’s band, I’m deeply honored.” For the special collaboration, Tito had his own personally guitar made and named the Gibson guitar after someone close to him. Tito’s guitar carries the name “Katie,” which is what most people call his mother.   

  Date Venue Place Country Event
  31 December Beale Street Memphis United States New Year's Eve on Beale
  5 January IP Casino Casino Resort & Spa Biloxi, MS United States  
  2 June Fletcher Park Indianola, MI United States Homecoming Music Festival
  28 June Albany, NY Albany, NY  United States  
  3 July Del Mar Fairgrounds Del Mar, CA United States  
  17 August Clyde Theatre Fort Wayne United States  
  18 August MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Stateline, NV United States   
  1 September Maryland State Fair  Timonium, MD United States  
  15 September Island View Casino Resort  Gulfport, MS United States  
  21 September The Big E Xfinity Arena West Springfield, MA United States Eastern State Exposition
  6 October Hayti Heritage Center Durham, NC United States Blues & Roots Celebration
  13 October Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Wisconsin United States  
  31 January The Blue Note Tokyo Tokyo Japan 2 shows per day
  1 February The Blue Note Tokyo Tokyo Japan 2 shows per day
  2 February The Blue Note Tokyo Tokyo Japan 2 shows per day
  3 February The Blue Note Tokyo Tokyo Japan 2 shows er day
  15 February Mahaffey Arts Center St. Petersburg, FL United States  
  16 February Savannah Center The Villages, FL United States