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Jermaine reveals plans for 2008 tour26 Nov 2007 - Jermaine Jackson has confirmed that there will be another Jackson 5 reunion tour.
Speaking exclusively on The Music Week, the singer said members of the family have been meeting to discuss it and that Michael will be onboard:
“Michael will be involved. We want to tour. We want to touch the lives of everybody who’s bought our records and supported us. It will probably start here first, but it will be sometime in 2008. That’s our plan.”
The group originally comprised of Michael, Jermaine, Marlon, Tito and Jackie, last released the album 2300 Jackson Street back in 1989. There has been talk about the reunion tour for years but that was put on hold after Michael was charged with child sexual abuse in 2003:
“Yes, there’s been so much going on - getting over all the hurdles that we all were faced with during Michael’s trial. We are stronger than ever. I’m gonna say thank you, thank you, thank you so much to all the fans and the supporters of my family all over Europe, all over the UK especially, who came out to show their love and their support.
"We feel we have to give you back so much. So that’s why we feel we have to do it one more time."“We feel we have to give you back so much. So that’s why we feel we have to do it one more time. We owe that to the fans and to the public. There have been meetings and talks and we are still in those meetings putting everything back together as well as being back in the studio.”
Jermaine, who took part in Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, revealed that he’s also working on another Jackson-related project:
“I’m here in the UK mounting the family’s musical. It deals with the music from the early days of Gary, Indiana up until we got signed at Motown and it’s gonna end on the Victory Tour.
“I’m here building the team of people who are gonna be involved. It's definitely gonna open in the West End here. We have a show called In Search of the Legends: The Jackson 5. We’re finding people who are gonna play us which is gonna be a reality show. I’m talking to Simon Cowell for some of his involvement. We’re very excited about it.”
You can listen back to Jermaine's interview on The Music Week by clicking here.