Michael Jackson Vienna Tribute Moved to London, June 2010

September 11th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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The Jermaine Jackson-curated Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna, Austria, scheduled for September 26th has been canceled after many of the artists who were confirmed by Jermaine to be performing at the event denied they would be attending. According to The Tribute 2010 Website, the concert will instead be pushed to June 2010 in the weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death on June 25th. Additionally, the venue has changed entirely as well, moving from Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Palace to London’s Wembley Stadium.

Earlier this week, Jackson and fellow organizer Georg Kindel held a of press conference announcing the performers—which included Akon, Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown—and then in another round of press conferences in London and Berlin, reiterated that, despite Brown and Blige’s denials, they would in fact participate. However Jermaine issued a new statement today:

“Many artists and performers who I have spoken to personally told me that it would be a great honor to be part of this memorial concert for my late brother — an artist who influenced the music world like virtually no other. However, due to the short time frame it was not possible for many of them to change their schedule so that they could be on stage in Vienna on September 26, therefore we decided, after careful consideration, to change the date of the tribute concert to June 2010 — just a few weeks before the first anniversary of his untimely death. Now we have 8 months to put this monumental show together and not just 8 weeks. Despite the short amount of time we would have been able to stage a great show, in keeping with Michael’s hig...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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