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Michael Jackson's Tour Opens in Kansas City

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Pop artist Michael Jackson, center, is shown onstage at opening night of his Victory Tour at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., on December 1, 1984. AP Photo/Lennox McLendon hide caption

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In this profile from All Things Considered aired on July 7, 1984, Lee Thorton travels to Kansas City, Mo. —where Michael Jackson's latest tour began in support of the album Thriller — to find out if the expensive concert extravaganza lived up to the hype.