Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Jacksons Gear Up For Unity Tour 2012 This Summer And Also Plan New Album

Earlier this month, The Jacksons finally announced the dates to their much-anticipated Unity Tour 2012. The 27-city tour will kick off on June 18 in Louisville, Kentucky and will wrap up in Snoqualmie, Washington on July 29. It will be the first time the brothers have toured together in nearly 30 years. Their last tour was the Victory Tour back in 1984, in which all six brothers participated. However, only four will be participating this time around. Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito are all on board, but youngest brother Randy will not take part in the tour.

Michael, of course, will be missed, but his presence will definitely be felt. It will be interesting to see how they pull off their old classics without Michael, as he sang lead on the bulk of the Jackson 5 and Jacksons' songs. The Jacksons will no doubt take a moment during each concert to pay tribute to their late brother, who died nearly three years ago from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

The tour will hit major cities such as New York, Detroit, Los Angeles,Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas. It should be a great tour, as all the Jackson brothers are highly talented musicians and performers. After they complete the tour, the brothers plan to visit the studio to work on their first  album since their 1989 collection 2300 Jackson Street.  Here's a link to Billboard magazine's website where all the tour dates and locations are posted.

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