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Tuesday, 14 August, 2001, 09:27 GMT 10:27 UK
Jermaine back for Jackson reunion
The Jackson 5
Back on the bill: Jermaine Jackson (second from right)
Jermaine Jackson will perform with the other Jackson brothers at their September reunion concerts despite doubts about his participation.

His participation in the New York concerts in honour of brother Michael had been in doubt after last month's statement saying he had dropped out.

The brothers are totally reunited

Danny O'Donovan, Jacksons Manager
The July statement - apparently from brothers Jermaine and Randy - raised concerns over ticket prices for the concerts and said that each Jackson brother should perform alone.

Randy Jackson quickly disowned the statement but Jermaine's participation had remained in doubt.

The Jackson brothers' manager Danny O'Donovan has said: "The brothers are totally reunited and they will be doing the show together."


Of Jermaine's doubts, O'Donovan said: "He always wanted to do the show, and I don't think he ever said he was not doing the show.

"He was just voicing some of his concerns."

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration - The Solo Years takes the form of two concerts at New York's Madison Square Gardens, on 7 and 10 September.

Ticket prices for the shows, at which the Jackson are scheduled to perform with 'N Sync, range from $45 (32) to $2,500 (1,760).

Among the artists and celebrities scheduled to perform and pay tribute to Michael Jackson are Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Ray Charles, Britney Spears and Quincy Jones.


Actors billed to appear include Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, William Shatner, Willem Dafoe and Macaulay Culkin.

The concerts herald Michael Jackson's forthcoming album, Invincible, which has taken three years and a reported 20m to make.

It is said that Jackson recorded more than 50 tracks for the album, before settling on the final 16.

The first single from the album, Rock My World, was due to be released in September but there are reports that the release date may have been put back.

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