The Jacksons whittle down "Unity Tour" citing scheduling issues
The Jacksons have cancelled a handful of impending summer shows, citing scheduling conflicts for the lighter "Unity Tour" itinerary.
The iconic family band, comprised of Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson, will now kick off the North American excursion with a June 20 performance in Rama, Ontario. The first two concerts -- June 18 in Louisville, KY, and June 19 in Cincinnati, OH -- have been cancelled, along with shows in Cleveland, OH (6/26); Raleigh, NC (7/6) and Nashville, TN (7/10).
Those who purchased tickets online or by phone will automatically be canceled and refunded, according to Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Ticketholders who purchased tickets in person will need to return to the point of purchase for a refund.
Tickets for the 22 remaining performances are available now.
In April, eldest brother Jackie Jackson spoke to Billboard about the tour, as well as an impending new album.
"That's what we gotta do--right after the tour, we're gonna go back into the studio and start recording some new music," Jackson said. The new project would include "a little bit of today, and also a return to our sound. We're gonna keep it simple ... We can't shy away from our sound."
The Jacksons got their start in the 1960s as The Jackson Five with the late Michael Jackson, who left the group to focus on a solo career in 1971.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers latest studio effort, "2300 Jackson Street," surfaced in 1989 and marks the brothers' 15th full-length album.
18 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre (CANCELED)
19 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center (CANCELED)
20 - Rama, Ontario - Casino Rama
22 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
23 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
24 - Kettering, Ontario - Fraze Pavilion
26 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion (CANCELED)
28 - New York, NY - Apollo Theatre
29 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata
30 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
1 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
3 - Washington, D.C. - DAR Constitution Hall
6 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheatre (CANCELED)
7 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
8 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park
10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (CANCELED)
11 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
13 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
14 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Theatre
17 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
18 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
20 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cannery
21 - San Diego, CA - Harrah's Rincon
22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek
27 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
28 - Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino
29 - Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino