A promotional shot of the Jackson brothers, from left, Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Jermaine.
By John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Sun and U.S. News Agency / Asian
A-B-C, it’s easy as 1-2-3 — in North L.V.
The four surviving members of the original Jackson 5 are set to play Vegas, North Las Vegas specifically, on July 20 at the Club at the Cannery. Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and Tito are bringing their 2012 “Unity Tour” to town that night. A formal announcement of the show is to be made May 11 on the Cannery website. Independent ticket brokers have been offering tickets online this month.
The 27-city tour begins June 18 at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Ky., and ends at Snolqualmie Amphitheater in Washington state July 29. More information is available at the Jacksons’ website.
Word of a possible Las Vegas appearance first trickled out during appearances by Tito, Marlon and Jackie during the “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” opening in Montreal in October and again in Las Vegas the following month.
“If we can come to Las Vegas, let it be,” Tito said during an appearance on the red carpet before “Immortal’s” opening in November. “We’ll have it here.”
Jackie, who lives in Las Vegas, also said that he hoped the brothers would perform here. Among the Jackson brothers, Jermaine has performed most recently in Vegas, as a soloist, in August 2010 at the then-Las Vegas Hilton Theater. The tour marks the first shows for Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and Tito since the “Victory Tour” with Michael in 1984.
In a statement, Jackie said, “This is a dream coming true. I can’t believe this is finally happening. There’s nothing like having all the brothers onstage at the same time. This will be exciting for our fans around the world — and I know at each concert, M.J.’s spirit will be in the house with us.”
Said Jermaine: “I am so happy and excited to perform again onstage with my brothers. 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.”