The Jacksons in concert @ Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai
In the occasion of New Year’s Eve Celebration, The Jacksons headline a glittering eight-hour epic MasterJam show in the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, in what is set to be a huge concert dedicated to the 70s and 80s.
The star-studded bill also includes Chaka Khan, Chic and Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Jocelyn Brown, Kathy Sledge and Incognito.
The artists takes the stage to perform their best-loved hits in what is sure to be a long night full of genre-defining tunes.
The Jacksons (featuring Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon) as they perform five decades-worth of hits including I Want You Back and ABC.
As in their 2012 show at Abu Dhabi’s Du Forum, look out for the staple of their show – a stirring musical tribute to their late brother, King of Pop Michael Jackson.
The Jackson 5 (sometimes stylized as Jackson 5ive; later known as the The Jacksons) are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael. After participating in talent shows and the chitlin’ circuit, they entered the professional music scene in 1967 signing with Steeltown Records, releasing two singles, before signing with Motown in 1969.
They made history in 1970 as the first recording act whose first four singles reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, with the songs: “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There”. Scoring 17 top forty singles on the Hot 100, after continuing with further hits such as “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine“, most of the group with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown for Epic Records in 1975, where with brother Randy taking Jermaine’s place, they released five albums between 1976 and 1981, including the hit albums, Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980) and the hit singles, “Enjoy Yourself”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Can You Feel It“. In 1983, Jermaine reunited with the band to perform on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever and subsequently released the Victory album the following year. Following the end of their tour to promote the album, Michael Jackson and Marlon Jackson promptly left the group. The remaining four released the poorly received 2300 Jackson Street album in 1989 before being dropped from their label.
Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, the Jacksons reunited in 2001 on Michael’s 30th anniversary television special. Following Michael’s death in 2009, the four eldest of the brothers embarked on their Unity Tour in 2012.