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

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.  

2019
         
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 16 February Savannah Center United States   The Villages Community 
2018
         
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson    21 September    The Big E Xfinity Arena West Springfield, MA United States Eastern State Exposition
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 15 September   Gulfport, MS United States  
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 8 September    Hayti Heritage Center Durham, NC    United States  
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 1 September Maryland State Fair Timonium, MD United States  
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 18 August MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Stateline, NV United States  
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 11 August Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK United States  
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 4 August Calgary International Blues Festival Calgary Canada Calgary International Blues Festival
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 3 July Del Mar Fairgrounds Del Mar, CA United States  
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 2 June Fletcher Park Indianola, MI United States Homecoming Music Festival 
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 5 January IP Casino Resort & Spa  Bilozi, MS United States  
2017
         
B.B. King's Blues Band featuring Tito Jackson 31 December Beale Street Memphis, TN United States New Years Eve on Beale