Jackson 4 To Tour
Michael Jackson's brothers have announced they're planning a world tour as the Jackson 4 in memory of their brother.
Michael Jackson's brothers are planning a world tour as the Jackson 4.
The remaining members of the group - Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine - announced their plans yesterday (09.12.09) for a reunion next year, and hope to recreate the sound that made them stars as the Jackson 5 before Michael went solo.
Jackie, 58, said: "For 40 years, we've had great support from our fans around the world. And we should give them a great tour.
Jermaine, 54, added: "We want to go out there, hit the road and just jam."
His brothers also revealed they all knew Michael - who passed away from acute Propofol intoxication on June 25 - was dead before their parents got in touch.
Jackie was shopping when someone walked past and said "Michael Jackson died" not realising who he was.
He said: "I walked outside and I got a phone call from my mother - she told me that it was true."
Jermaine "found out from CNN" and Marlon got a phone call from a friend who asked if his brother was alright.
He said: "As I was calling my brothers, calling my mom, my daughter downstairs said, 'Dad, Uncle Michael is dead.' It was unbelievable."