Music History’s Biggest Family Act “The Jacksons” to Hold Manila Concert
The musical legacy of Motown continues to be felt strongly today with several contemporary acts tapping on its rich tapestry but even so, nothing beats its progenitors.
This is the reason music aficionados consider the Jacksons’ one-night-only concert on Nov. 3, 8 PM at the Solaire Grand Ballroom of the Solaire Resort & Casino a spectacular event not to be missed. Siblings Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito Jackson along with their late brother Michael are credited to have helped reshape the landscape of pop music. With their signature moves, their magnetic stage personas, and soulful pop-funk music that are the essence of the Motown spirit, The Jacksons in Manila is bound to make history in the local concert scene.
The road to stardom was paved with gold as far as the Jacksons’ journey is concerned. They were instant sensations, and by the time the ‘70s bid goodbye, the group had become an unstoppable global force with a lengthy catalogue of iconic hits enough to pack a full-length concert from first to last note.
The group has nine #1 hits and 14 Top 10 hits under its belt. These include “ABC,” “I Found That Girl,” “I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back,” “Rockin Robin”—virtual time machines that can bring anyone back when autotune was unheard of and genuine talent in music was the norm. “I’ll Be There” remains the best-selling single in Motown history, a giant feat considering that other Motown acts were superstars in their own right, from Marvin Gaye to Diana Ross.
The Jacksons concert in Manila is even more special because they don’t perform together as often as public clamor would have it. Their 1984 tour in support of their album “Victory” was a first of its kind that drew over 2.5 million people to stadiums in America alone. Their Unity Tour in 2012 saw them embark on a world tour that featured the hits from all the eras of their celebrated career: as the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons, and even those from Jermaine Jackson’s solo career.
The Jacksons Concert is supported by media partners such as Fox International Channel, Business World, Foreign Post, Crossover 105.1, Easy Rock 96.3, Retro 105.1, Yes FM 101.1, Mellow 94.7, Wazzup Pilipinas, WheninManila, Rappler.com, Manila Concert Scene and Philippine Concert Scene.
For ticket inquiries and reservations for The Jacksons in Manila, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph. The house seats are inclusive of a three-course set-dinner.