|By SB (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 05:32 pm:|
I'll say! I wonder if they'll cut any slow numbers?
Jackson Five Prepare Reunion Tour
By Chuck 'Jigsaw' Creekmur, BET.com Staff Writer
Posted July 22, 2003-- The Jackson Five are set to reconvene for a reunion tour that will include all members including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson has said through his publicity people. The elder Jackson said Michael was "absolutely on board" and the group was in the planning stages of the event.Advertisement
According to the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.), the group is also making another Jackson Five studio album to coincide with the potentially massive tour.
The group hasn't performed since a 2001 concert where all the members gathered to celebrate Michael's iconic status in the music business. Initially, when a tour was being planned, Jermaine had expressed reservations concerning the cost of tickets and the proposed organizers, but has since set his differences aside.
While Michael has been the dominant face of the group, Jermaine stated that the foundation was in Gary, Indiana.
"Michael turned into this beautiful entertainer because of the foundation of the Jackson Five," he said.
At the 2001 concert, there were reports that Jermaine and the other siblings were arguing amongst each other, which left looming speculation that the show would never happen. However, he insisted that he never argued with the other members of the group.
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 05:35 pm:|
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 05:37 pm:|
SB!!!...THE VICTORY TOUR WAS CONCIEVED AS A WAY TO PUT SOME MUCH NEEDED MONEY INTO THE POCKETS OF THE "OTHER" FOUR JACKSONS!!!...PERHAPS THIS TOUR IS BEING CONCIEVED TO PUT SOME MUCH NEEDED MONEY IN MICHAELS POCKET???...STUBASS
|By Common (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 05:40 pm:|
Jermaine has been saying this for the past 5 years. Either put up or shut up! Until it happens, I think this is another publicity stunt.
|By SB (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 05:56 pm:|
Ya'll is this this first time "Reunion", has been used to describe one of their tours? I might can answer my own question - in that, the last one was called "The Victory Tour", right?
And STUBASS - LOL! I agree w/you. Mike needs the money now. And besides - all the other old acts seem to be doing fine - I'm sure he's heard - so why not them. I do believe, that they would excel.
Plus - IMO - this has been in the planning since MJ's special. And can we honestly blame them all? They used to rock - and I'm sure they enjoyed themselves back in the day - and no matter how much they all probably tired w/all the traveling and what not. (and those two tough taskmasters - Pops & Mr. Gordy - LOL!)
|By J5 Collector (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 06:49 pm:|
I'll believe it when I see it. Much as I'd like to see a true Jackson reunion tour (without the bizarre addition of nonsequiters like Celine Dion and 'N'Sync and without giving a big award to Elizabeth Taylor in the midst of everything), the Jacksons have been going to do a tour and/or cut an album for years. Even if they could get Michael to go along with them, I'm not sure they could really give their individual egos a rest and get their act together.
Myself, I'd rather see the release of some old concert footage from the early to mid 1970s and another cd of previously unreleased songs.
|By 1Wicked (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - 11:45 pm:|
I heard an interview with Jermaine (local radio) concerning the special honoring Michael. His gripe was not with his family...and there were no arguments, according to him. The issue was with the attorney who (I think) served as exec. producer who (1) offered the Jacksons (Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, Marlon, Randy) chump change to perform in a very "take it or leave it" manner and (2) wouldn't even allow for seats for their children...who had never had the opportunity to see the Brothers on one stage. Jermaine stated that the money was an issue...but would not stop him (and the others) from supporting Michael on that special. (They didn't feel it was too cool to give so much time and shared stage to acts like New Kids, Back Street...or whoever it was and making them feel so irrelevant.)
|By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:21 am:|
A Jackson 5 Reunion Tour would be best for all involved and the time is right. I would also like to see another "New" Jacksons album with all the brothers. They need to get with some of today's producers. (Although the album is not a nessesity) There' also nothing wrong with a good support act for the tour if it helps fill seats.
|By stephanie (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 09:54 am:|
If this does happen it will be the best thing for the family financially but Im with STUBASS here I think Mike wants money in his pocket I hope all of them can walk away with a few million and be set for the rest of their lives. With the kind of money Janet and Mike have no one in that family should have to suffer..
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:00 pm:|
HEY STEPH!!!...A "FEW MILLION" COULD MAKE LIFE A BIT EASIER FOR MOST OF THE JACKSON CLAN...BUT IT'S THE TYPE OF "CHUMP CHANGE" THAT WOULDN'T EVEN COVER MICHAELS PLASTIC SURGERY BILLS!!!...STUBASS
|By Common (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:15 pm:|
Speaking of Michael, he's speaking out on the downloading controversy:
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:32 pm:|
Billboard ran the same item on their website.
Despite Michael's tendency for outrageousness, he actually makes a valid point with his stance. I agree with him - jail should not be the answer & the industry needs to find ways of embracing this technology, not fight it.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By R&B (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 - 12:40 pm:|
IT'S SAD TO THINK THAT MJ MIGHT NEED A REUNION TOUR TO RAISE MONEY FOR HIMSELF,SAD INDEED!
|By SB (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 02:27 pm:|
This guy at the Soul-Patrol calls the "Jackson Five" a Funk band. I don't know, but I did dig them - and we were so proud of them in the late sixties and early seventies - huh?
"Who's Loving You", was a stunner sung by Michael. And "I Want You Back", was bad too.
|By John Barry Sheffield (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 02:58 pm:|
Again like the post on Berry Gordy, MICHEAL JACKSON has brought me a lot of Joy and Happiness over the years! - we all have fault yea inluding me - I remember well the first UK Tour and their Concert at The Liverpool Empire I was not much older than the group then. Always liked Jermaine, when he went solo he came in the Radio Station for a Interview and what a genuine down to earth Guy - ROLL ON THE JACKSON FIVE RE-UNION TOUR! that is what I say! and best of luck to them
|By SB (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 06:06 pm:|
Check out Michael. I'll say!
|By bobkayli (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 11:46 am:|
Who owns the rights to the Jackson 5 name? Is it still owned by Motown? If so, what name would they tour under?
I saw them in november 1971 at the old Empire Pool at Wembley. Backing bands were Jr Walker and Sisters Love. I still have the program. What a night that was!
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 11:55 am:|
Motown still owns the rights to the Jackson 5 name.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 11:57 am:|
HEY KEVGO!!!...ARE YOU SURE!!!...I THOUGHT THAT OTIS WILLIAMS OWNED THE NAME..."JACKSON FIVE"!!!...STUBASS
|By R&B (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 12:14 pm:|
HEY STU,I THINK THE LAST TIME I HAD A GOOD LAUGH HERE YOU PROVIDED IT,I SEE YOU HAVEN'T LOST YOUR TOUCH,HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!