Set to take place next year...
Jason Gregory

10:11 5th September 2011

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David Gest has announced details of a special live tour in tribute to Michael Jackson, which will also feature his brother Tito and eldest sister Rebbie.

The spoken word with music shows, dubbed  A Jackson Named Michael: Remembering a Legend, promise to reveal never-before-told details the late singer's life and career.

Songwriter Deniece Williams has also been confirmed for the tour, which will call at venues in the UK, Europe and Australia.

David Gest said: “The majority of the show will be reminiscences and stories about Michael that the public has never heard.

“I will also unveil a treasure trove of film clips that were not included in my upcoming film.”

Gest has produced the tour, while Andrew Eastel is the director.

Jackson's mother, Katherine, has endorsed the tour, and said: ”I am real proud of David as this film is a tremendous achievement and it’s his vision.

“This is not my story, but the story of many of Michael’s friends’ recollections. David funded this whole film and worked 16 months on putting it together and I believe Michael's fans as well as the world will love it.”

The tour begins in March and will call at venues in London, Liverpool Birmingham, Manchester, Reading, Newcastle, Cardiff, Bristol, Plymouth, Dublin, Belfast, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Berwich, Southampton, Blackpool, Wigan, Durham, South Shields, Hexham, Leicester, Brighton and Woking.

Michael Jackson - Live Tribute

  • Michael Jackson live in Los Angeles, 1988

  • A young Michael onstage in London in 1974

  • With the Jackson 5 in the early seventies

  • Michael's last live performance - This Is It rehearsal, taken just days before his death

  • A dapper looking Michael Jackson in 1976

  • Michael in his live element at Madison Square Garden, New York in 1985

  • An infamous crotch grab at the Bercy Concert Hall, Paris during the 'Bad Tour'

  • Michael Jackson live in Los Angeles, 1988

  • A glorious fist punch, 1988

  • Michael live on a CBS special in 2001

  • Glove, check. Hat, check. White socks, check. Another defining image of Michael Jackson how he'd like to be remembered

  • Michael at the 2006 World Dance Awards in London. One of his last major public performances

  • Performing at the 1993 SuperBowl final at the Rose Bowl in California

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