Michael Jackson Tribute Concert To Be Held In October
The Jackson family is announcing a tribute concert for the late Michael Jackson nearly two years after his death.
Katherine Jackson and her children Tito, La Toya, Marlon and Jackie held a press conference Monday on the “Michael Forever Tribute Concert” scheduled to take place October 8 in Cardiff, Wales.
And while no musical guests have been confirmed, Katherine assured fans that “the world’s greatest performing artists” “fit for a king”would be on hand for the concert broadcast in 2 and 3-D in over 30 countries.
Beside remembering Jackson’s legacy, the concert is also scheduled to benefit three charities including the Los Angeles-based Aids Project.
Katherine told a packed crowd that she was more than excited about a tribute to her son saying,
“Michael gave his entire life to the world through his love, his music and his devotion to healing the planet. I am positive that this event will be an event great enough in scale, talent and imagination to form a worthy celebration of Michael’s life.”
Not everyone’s happy about it however, Michael’s brothers Randy and Jermaine Jackson have released a statement explaining why they’re not supporting the concert.
A joint statement from both of them reads,
“Today’s press conference in Los Angeles announced a tribute concert to Michael to be attended and supported by the Jackson family. However, we want to make clear that this does not reflect the position of the entire family.
While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael’s death.
There will come a time and place for an amazing and deserving tribute to Michael, but we feel that the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name.”
Their other sister Janet Jackson has yet to speak on the MJ tribute concert.
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