"He is everything and will be represented on the stage."
Continuing to defend their brother’s legacy following the airing of controversial documentary Leaving Neverland, which focuses on testimony by Wade Robson, 36, and James Safechuck, 41, who both claim that Michael Jackson sexually abused them when they were children, the band travelled to Sao Paulo as part of their world tour.
Performing songs such as ‘I Want You Back’, ‘ABC’, ‘The Love You Save’ and ‘Dancing Machine’, all of which feature Michael as the lead vocalist, Tito Jackson claimed that the tour would be “a tribute to MJ.”
He added: “He is everything and will be represented on the stage.”
The Jacksons consist of Tito Jackson, alongside brothers Marlon, Jermaine, Randy, and Jackie. However due to an illness Jermaine was unable to make the trip to Sao Paulo.
Watch some of the clips from the show below:
The Jacksons will remain in South America this week with their tour ending in Chile on Saturday (March 23).
Meanwhile, the lawyer who represented Michael Jackson during his 2005 trial for child molestation has hit out at Leaving Neverland, and says the documentary included footage that was taken “out of context.”
Mark Geragos appears in the controversial documentary in a press conference during a section of the film that follows archive footage of a news report showing Jackson’s initial arrest in 2003.
Responding to a Twitter user who criticised his appearance in the documentary, Geragos said: “That press conference had nothing to do with his accusers. It was specifically directed at the two adult men who wiretapped MJ and were indicted and plead guilty and went to Federal Prison. But thanks for the heads up as maybe now I have a cause of action.”