Everybody’s getting back together this year: The Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against the Machine, the Spice Girls–heck, even Al Qaeda has reassembled to put on a bunch of secret shows throughout Pakistan. So it was only a matter of time before Michael, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie, Randy and Squiggy decided to cash in on the craze:
I’m told that Michael reluctantly met with his siblings on Monday in Las Vegas. Sisters Janet and Rebbie, as well as Jermaine, Randy, Marlon, Tito and Jackie, all knocked on Jackson’s Las Vegas door around 7:30 p.m. Nanny Grace Rwaramba, who runs the door, made them wait between 30 and 60 minutes before allowing the brood in.
What was discussed was the family’s financial situation and the fact that Jackson has so far been unable to get work in Vegas. Sources say concert promoter Leonard Rowe of Atlanta, who worked with the Jacksons in the 1980s, was there and made a proposal: a family tour with all members…
The tour idea also works for Janet Jackson, whose last two albums have been huge duds. The idea of Michael and Janet performing a couple of duets, or Janet’s brothers backing her on her own hits, would be a tantalizing notion to any promoter.
Really? We can’t help but think that a reformed-Jacksons road-show would only manage a few dates before completely sputtering out, especially when you consider the lackluster 30th Anniversary Celebration back in 2001. And it’s hard to imagine Janet would want any of this–she’s only a few albums into her latest career slide, one that she can probably turn around by dropping the weird whispery sexpot shtick and getting back in the studio with Jam & Lewis. It could be like 1814 all over again!
Broke Jackson Family to Tour Again [Fox 411]