Jacksons to hit the road again

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Jacksons to hit the road again

  • on: June 19, 2012, 11:13:53 PM
Jacksons to hit the road again | Music | Entertainment | Toronto Sun

Jacksons to hit the road again

BY JANE STEVENSON,QMI AGENCY
FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 02:00 PM EDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 02:07 PM EDT

It was baby brother Michael Jackson's untimely death three years ago that inadvertently led to The Jacksons -- Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito -- hitting the road together again for the first time in almost three decades, not since 1984's Victory tour.

The Jacksons' Unity Tour of North America kicks off Wednesday night at Casino Rama near Orillia, Ont., about two hours north of Toronto, and is the only Canadian date.

"I think it stemmed from the tribute concert in Wales, England, and the tribute concert for the people of Japan, for my brother (Michael), and I think from that led to this," said Marlon Jackson, 55, on the phone recently.

"It was emotional and (there) was some reminiscing on stage. You get flashbacks. (His death) is always with you. You learn to deal with it. You learn to go about your daily life with it. You never forget. Everyone's doing fine, as best they can do when you've lost a loved one. It takes time to heal and there's still a healing process but it's gotten a lot better."

Michael was known as such a consummate performer that Marlon believes he would support his brothers' new road trek.

"He would be for it," said Jackson. "As a matter of fact after he was doing his dates in England (which he was rehearsing for right before he died), then he wanted to do one more tour with all the brothers. He'll always be there with us in spirit. And the fans want to see the brothers, it's been many years, and so we decided -- 'We're not getting any younger,' we might as well do it now."

The brothers have been in rehearsals in L.A. for the last six or seven weeks, and apparently, despite 28 years of not touring, it's just like riding a bike.

"I mean, you might have to fine tune some things but you never forget," said Jackson.

Marlon claims they can still bust some dance moves, even if there's "some of the things you can't do."

"I never think about age, to me, it's just a number. I just go about my daily life and try to have fun and enjoy it. And, especially since my brother had passed, I've made a promise to myself, you know, 'Tomorrow's not guaranteed and I'm going to enjoy this day to it's fullest as I can.' "

Anticipation is high amongst Jacksons fans and Jackson said they won't be let down with a hits-heavy 90-minute set.

"They should expect a regular Jacksons show. The energy and the performance from the brothers is still the same."

Still, before it even began, the Unity Tour -- which was supposed to launch two U.S. shows earlier than the Rama date -- has been plagued by a number of cancellations, including Cleveland just this week.

"There was some conflicting schedules and things of that nature so it had to be worked out," said Jackson.

As for recording new material, "we might want to do something," he teases.

For now, The Jacksons are just dipping a toe in the touring pond with the Unity Tour running through late July.

"There might be some other things overseas and (then we'll) probably come back around and do something in the U.S. and other places," said Jackson.


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Re: Jacksons to hit the road again

  • on: June 20, 2012, 02:28:34 AM
Has Randy made any comment about this 'Unity' tour?

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Re: Jacksons to hit the road again

  • on: June 20, 2012, 05:31:00 AM
Europe's biggest newspaper / tabloid BILD just released an interview with Jermaine regarding the Unity Tour and Michael.

Worth to read...

Irrer Plan der Jackson-Brüder - Toter Michael Jackson soll wieder auf der Bühne tanzen
(Lunatic plan of the Jackson Brothers - Dead Michael Jackson to dance on stage again)


Irrer Plan der Jackson-Brüder: Toter Michael Jackson soll wieder auf der Bühne tanzen - Musik - Bild.de

BILD: Where was the family when Michael fell in 2009?

Jackson: „His manager had forbidden him to make phone calls. He wasn't allowed to write e-mails. I was standing at his front door, I drummed against it, they have not let me in.. They have built a wall around him. I did not know that he takes painkillers. If I had had the slightest inkling I would have introduced him to the hospital immediately. If we had been there, he would still be alive today. "


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Re: Jacksons to hit the road again

  • on: June 20, 2012, 06:04:33 AM
Europe's biggest newspaper / tabloid BILD just released an interview with Jermaine regarding the Unity Tour and Michael.

Worth to read...

Irrer Plan der Jackson-Brüder - Toter Michael Jackson soll wieder auf der Bühne tanzen
(Lunatic plan of the Jackson Brothers - Dead Michael Jackson to dance on stage again)


Irrer Plan der Jackson-Brüder: Toter Michael Jackson soll wieder auf der Bühne tanzen - Musik - Bild.de

BILD: Where was the family when Michael fell in 2009?

Jackson: „His manager had forbidden him to make phone calls. He wasn't allowed to write e-mails. I was standing at his front door, I drummed against it, they have not let me in.. They have built a wall around him. I did not know that he takes painkillers. If I had had the slightest inkling I would have introduced him to the hospital immediately. If we had been there, he would still be alive today. "

The whole interview is a real tear-jerker.....again.
The article ends with:

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Jackson whispers now. His voice falters. He takes off the dark Ray-Ban sunglasses, wipes away a tear from his face.
Millions mourn a superstar, I grieve for my brother. I miss him every day, every breath. "

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Re: Jacksons to hit the road again

  • on: June 20, 2012, 10:13:15 AM
Has Randy made any comment about this 'Unity' tour?



It is likely that he's not going to agree.

 

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