Monday, November 26, 2007

The Jackson Reunion Tour

Well it is about time. One of my favorite groups from childhood, The Jackson Five is about to be reunited. According to Jermaine Jackson, the bassist and sometimes lead singer, they are in the process of launching a full-scaled reunion tour with all of his brothers, including Michael. The famed group's last album came in 1989, five years after the "king of pop" left to become one of the biggest recording artists of all time. Jackson said the group believes it has an obligation to perform. "We feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public." Jermaine, who was lead singer of the combo in the early days until his younger brother took over, added that Michael has been active in the reunion plans.


Jermaine also stated that earlier attempts to reunite were put on the back burner in the midst of the child abuse allegations against Michael. At the peak of the group’s success, the members in chronological order were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael. There was no mention of whether their younger brother Randy would be joining the festivities, but I am assuming he will since he recorded with them on several of their later albums. There is also talk that the reunion may actually result in a new album.

I know if the tour comes anywhere near the Dallas area, to quote one of the groups older songs, “I’ll Be There”. Here is a clip showcasing the brothers singing a medley of their hits.

3 comments:

Malcolm: said...

This is great news! I hope I don't have to sell a kidney in order to afford tickets.

Lori said...

Get out! For real?! You mean I actually have another chance to see this group and with Michael no less, before I'm done for this world?! (smile).

I'm with Malcolm though, the ticket prices are going to out of this world. The scalpers will have a field day, just like they did with Hannah Montana. Oh well, maybe I'll just wait for the bootleg video/dvd (LOL).

pjazzypar said...

Malcolm,

The tickets are going to be expensive to be sure, but not as costly as they would have had it not been for the scandals that Mike has been involved in. The allegations, trials and the media blitz will bring the prices down considerably. I can't imagine the tickets being over 150.00. I just paid 113.00 for a ticket to Stevie Wonder's concert and I can't imagine Jackson Five tickets be much more than that.

Lori,

I have seen the Jackson on three separate occasions and I was at the last reunion tour in the early 80's. I will sell a kidney in order to be at that concert because believe me it will be well worth it.