The Los Angeles Times is reporting Four of Michael Jackson’s brothers are in talks with AEG Live to perform together at London’s O2 arena.
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Tito, Marlon, Jermaine and Jackie Jackson, the surviving members of Michael’s early group, the Jackson 5, are said to be in negotiations with AEG Live to take over some of the dates their late brother was scheduled to perform. No mention of Randy (on right) being part of the performance.
The O2 is the venue where Michael’s comeback concerts were to have taken place, starting last week. The iconic pop star had been rehearsing for a planned 50-date solo residency there when he died June 25. The cause of his death is under investigation.
Rumors and ‘news’ following MJ’s death seem to be free flowing, many of which contradict reality before MJ died, who knows what to believe:
For example, the brothers issued a statement in mid-May disputing a reported concert with MJ and Janet in Texas:
The Jacksons Deny Any Involvement With Planned Jackson 5 Reunion Show in Texas With Brother Michael & Sister Janet
Beverly Hills, CA, May 15, 2009 — In an official statement issued today The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson) have denied they were in any way involved with a proposed Jackson 5 reunion concert in Texas on July 3rd claimed this week by New Jersey concert promoters AllGood Entertainment.
According to The Jackson’s manager, Danny O’Donovan, the original members of the Jackson 5, and younger brother, Randy, who later joined Michael and his older brothers performing as The Jacksons, were never approached about participating in the purported Texas concert event with Michael and sister, Janet.
The Jacksons have said they will support Michael in fighting any legal action brought by AllGood Entertainment with regard to the promoter’s claim about a July 3rd concert in Texas Stadium. O’Donovan said “There is absolutely no merit in this claim, and we had no knowledge of any contract with anyone, for a so-called family tour reunion. In fact, The Jacksons were never even approached about it and no offer was ever made to them.”
All of the Jackson brothers are thrilled that Michael is returning to the live stage this summer and are totally in support of his historic 50 concert run at London’s O2 Arena. They eagerly look forward to seeing and enjoying his “This Is It!” concert event.