JACKSON 5 BACK TOGETHER - UNITY TOUR 2012...without Michael though!
Though, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon may be the Jacksons that'll be performing onstage in their just-launched “Unity Tour 2012″...they still say, MICHAEL will definitely be stealing the show as usual.
On "Good Morning America show Tito said:
“He’s on stage with us in spirit as well,”
“It’s very emotional.
30 years after the brothers went separate ways with their careers, they are back, playing to packed houses on their just-launched “Unity” tour that will take them to more than 20 cities across North America this summer.
Jermaine told GMA:
“What brought us back together was time and the fans.”
“It’s the music that gets us going.”
of Michael? Jermaine said:
“It’s very hard.”
“You’re singing these songs and all of a sudden something hits you.”
The reunion marks the first time all four brothers have toured together since their 1985 “Victory Tour.” Their set includes hits that led them to become the first group ever to have their first four singles hit number 1 on the Billboard Charts, songs like “ABC” and “I Want You Back,” songs they’ve had to adapt in Michael’s absence.
Jackie had this to say,
“No one can take Michael’s part but we’re doing a great job.”
“We’re all sharing parts together.”
“This was our launching pad,”
“We used to come to amateur night at the Apollo and try to make a name for ourselves. So we wanted to come and give something back.”
And as it relates to what Beyonce wrote to Michael Jackson
“She’s incredible,” Jermaine said “It’s a great feeling because we worked so hard. Our whole thing was to work hard and to achieve and I guess it shows. We’re very happy that people have admired and loved the things we’ve done over the years.”
“We thank our parents,” said Marlon. “Our parents saw that we could entertain and know that we had enjoyed it so they made sure that we stuck with it and this was the outcome.”
” My whole thing is you’re a child,” said Marlon, echoing comments made by Janet Jackson, who publicly advised her niece to wait to start a career in show business. ” Enjoy your childhood and once you become an adult you’ll be an adult for the rest of your life, so enjoy your childhood. ”