The Jacksons announce summer US tour

AFP Relax News

After nearly three decades, the Jacksons are ready to hit the road again. Announced on Wednesday, the remaining members of the Jackson 5 are launching a summer trek dubbed Unity Tour 2012 through the US.

Kicking off June 18 in Louisville, Kentucky, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito Jackson will tour together for the first time since 1984. According to a press release, the Unity Tour will showcase the band's classic hits such as "I Want You Back," "ABC," and "I'll Be There," as well as honor the legacy of the late Michael Jackson.

"I am so happy and excited to perform again onstage with my brothers," said Jermaine Jackson in a statement. "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."

The dates for the Jacksons' Unity Tour 2012 are as follows:

18 - Louisville, KY (Palace Theatre)
19 - Cincinnati, OH (PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center)
20 - Rama, ON (Casino Rama)
22 - Merrillville, IN (Star Plaza Theatre)
23 - Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre)
24 - Kettering, OH (Fraze Pavilion)
26 - Cleveland, OH (Jacob's Pavilion)
28 - New York, NY (Apollo)
29 - Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata)
30 - Englewood, NJ (Bergen PAC)

1 - Baltimore, MD (Lyric Opera House)
3 - Washington, DC (DAR Constitution Hall)
6 - Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Amphitheatre)
7 - Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre)
8 - Atlanta, GA (Chastain Park)
10 - Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
11 - St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre)
13 - Dallas, TX (Verizon Theatre)
14 - Houston, TX (Bayou Music Theatre (Verizon Theatre))
17 - Albuquerque, NM (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
18 - Phoenix, AZ (Dodge (Comerica Theater))
20 - Las Vegas, NV (The Cannery)
21 - San Diego, CA (Harrah's Rincon)
22 - Los Angeles, CA (The Greek)
27 - Saratoga, CA (The Mountain Winery)
28 - Lincoln City, OR (Chinook Winds Casino)
29 - Snoqualmie, WA (Snoqualmie Casino)

The first tickets go on sale on Friday, April 6, with more dates to be announced.

The Jacksons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.