Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Announced, Set For October

BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) — The mother and siblings of the late Michael Jackson announced plans Monday for a concert in England paying tribute to the King of Pop and raising money for several charities.

The names of the performers expected to take part in the “Michael Forever Tribute Concert” were not released, and they will remain a secret until Aug. 3, the day before tickets go on sale.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports.

“As I was told the name of some of the world-famous artists that would perform, I knew it would be a show fit for a king,” Jackson’s mother, Katherine, said at a news conference at The Beverly Hills Hotel. “And so, if my son was here today, he would feel the same way.”

The Oct. 8 concert will be held at Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales, and is expected to be broadcast worldwide.

The event will benefit multiple charities, including AIDS Project Los Angeles, according to organizers.

“He is an entertainer that I feel that no one could ever stand up to or hold a candle to as far as his talent is concerned,” Jackson’s sister, La Toya, said. “With that said, I know that this tribute will be something that’s spectacular.”

Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the prescription sedative propofol. His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, and jury selection is expected to begin in early September.

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  • Patricia

    Great idea Jackson family. How about giving preferred seating to pedophiles in the first two rows… and free admission to everyone with drug addictions. Yeah, Michael Jackson was a talented guy, but he was also a freakish, drug-addicted child molester… so how about letting him rot in peace and stop this kind of nonsense.

    • Stryker 21

      Who gives a rip about this pedophile drug addict? I could have cared less when he was alive. I think we need to give the doctor a medal and a parade for offing the pedophile drug addict.

    • Rodrigo Alvergue Breucop

      so, you still believe that stuff huh, there is tons of proof he never did any wrongdoing, wake up, stop believing everything you see or hear, by the way, they were pain killers, not drugs, only GOD can judge us, not one dumb girl like you, grow up and get a life… you better hope you are not the one that will be in hell for judging someone you never knew in real life pendeja..

      • Stryker 21

        He sure paid a lot of money to shut up two kids.

  • oh well

    If it’s overseas, why is this news over here?

  • juney

    A tribute during the trial of the man accused of iilling Michael Jackson? Trial starts September 8th with jury selection followed by opening arguments; trial expected to last 6 weeks to two months or are the Jacksons even aware. Appallingly disgusting of them, except the two bros who have expressed differing views.

  • dan

    Whats the difference between Michael Jackson and a dead cow…….You CAN’T milk a dead cow.

  • Keisha Coleman
    • Rodrigo Alvergue Breucop

      another dumb girl making a dumb comment, right keisha nikisha sequisha nakisha, dumb ugly names…………………….

  • Paul Red

    The Jackson Family are so desperate for making a buck. This is a practical joke, a Tribute concert?! By the way, they are proudly announcing that a portion of the profit will go to some charities, what they didn’t tell you is it’s gonna come out of your pocket not the organizers’ s profit. They are adding a “charity” fee on top of the ticket price; deceitful, shameful, greedy. Also, last month the dad teamed up with a French crook Julian Rouas to launch a Tribute Fragrances, that fell through, now a Tribute concert. Stay away from the Jackson Family, it’s a runaway train. Please Read: http://jacksontributefragrances.blogspot.com

  • Russ Burt

    The concert is in Wales, NOT England. Do you have maps in america?

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