The Jacksons Prepare First Tour in Thirty Years
For the first time in nearly 30 years, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson have announced they will tour together this summer.
Known as the Unity Tour, the four siblings will tour as the Jacksons for 27 dates throughout June and July of this year. The trek will kick off in Louisville, Ky. on June 18, and the tour will run through July 29 when the brothers perform in Snoqualmie, Wash. In between, the tour will visit cities including Cincinnati; Detroit; New York; Atlantic City, N.J.; Raleigh, N.C.; St. Louis; Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Additional dates are expected to be announced in the near future.
Jackie Jackson spoke in a statement about his excitement about the tour, and how it will honor the late Michael Jackson.
“This is a dream coming true,” he said. “I can’t believe this is finally happening. There’s nothing like having all the brothers on stage at the same time. This will be exciting for our fans around the world – and I know at each concert, MJ’s spirit will be in the house with us.”
Jermaine Jackson added comments about how the tour celebrates the legacy of the group that began as the Jackson 5 back in the 1960s.
“I am so happy and excited to perform again onstage with my brothers,” he said. “I can’t wait to sing all the songs that were so much a part of all of our lives. We are ready and committed to keep the family’s legacy alive and perform once again with the highest level of excellence, creativity and most of all, integrity.”
The Jackson 5 was the first group ever to have four singles rise to number one on the Billboard singles charts. The group’s career spans four decades, and the last time they toured together was for the Victory Tour in 1984.