Hologram Michael Jackson to Go on Tour With Jackson Brothers?
PopCrush readers, you may get your wish. The King of Pop is your overwhelming choice as the artist you’d most like to see ‘resurrected’ as a hologram. Now Jackie Jackson, inspired by the virtual appearance of Tupac Shakur at Coachella last weekend, tells E! Online that a hologram version of their brother Michael could join him and Jermaine, Tito and Marlon on next year’s tour to support the Jacksons’ new album.
“It could have Michael — absolutely,” Jackie says. “Wouldn’t that be wonderful? As a matter of fact, we had that idea two years ago for Michael’s Cirque du Soleil show.”
The Jackson Brothers are kicking off the Unity Tour 2012 in June — that’s probably too soon to integrate a Michael Jackson hologram into the show. However, Jackie points to next year’s tour, which will be in support of a new album with Motown, as a great opportunity for the old Jackson 5 to perform together again, with MJ in hologram form. We’d bet that lots of fans would pay big money to see Michael Jackson on stage again, even in computer-generated form.
As for the Unity Tour, Jackie says the guys are still figuring out exactly which hits to sing. “There are so many songs,” he says. “That’s the hardest part because we want to include all the favorites and not leave anything out. We’re going to sing some of Michael’s stuff, too. We’re going to honor him on the stage. He’d want us to do our thing to the best of our ability.”
Jackie adds, “I just wish Michael was here with us, but I’m sure his spirit will be in the house.”