JOIN THE MOTOWN PARTY WHEN THE JACKSONS COME TO TOWN
Jackie Jackson promises to take you down memory lane when he returns to Queensland. The Jacksons – brothers Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon – headline a Motown party coming to the Gold Coast Convention Centre next month.
They’re joined on the bill by a bevy of ’70s hit-makers including Kool and The Gang, Village People, The Pointer Sisters and Sister Sledge.
“We’re looking forward to it. We don’t come there often enough,” said Jackie, the eldest Jackson brother.
“We came to Australia four or five years ago (for The Unity Tour), but then it was the ’70s before that because we didn’t tour for 20-something years.”
Fans can expect to hear The Jacksons perform all of their hits including Can You Feel It, Blame It On The Boogie, I’ll Be There and ABC.
They also pay tribute to their younger brother Michael, who passed away nearly a decade ago.
“I love to see the fans dancing and singing along,” Jackie said.
“We try to cram as many songs as possible in an hourand-a-half set. If you left it up to us we’d be on stage for five hours.
“We also show pictures on the monitors of where we came from in Indiana and the two-bedroom house we lived in with nine kids.
“We also do a tribute to Michael on stage and you see all the old footage of us.
“Doing the tribute to him is very, very emotional, and you see the audience getting emotional. It’s a great healing for all of us.”
Jackie now fosters up-and-coming musical talent through his record label, Critically Amused, in Las Vegas.
“I’m very excited about these DJs Gold Lemonade. They’re from Paris and they’re coming on real strong,” he said.
“Music has completely changed. It’s not like the old days. It’s about getting followers on social media and streaming. You pretty much have to promote yourself.”
If you browsed his personal play list, then you’d find the 67-year-old is right up to date with the latest charttopping artists.
“I like Migos, the rap group. I love Drake, Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello from Fifth Harmony,” he said. The Jacksons play the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15. Tickets from $170.30 available at ticketek.com.au
The Jacksons will play the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15.