Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Postponed Until Next Year
Posted on Fri Sep 11, 2009 08:00 AM PDT

mjtribute200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Michael Jackson Tribute Concert originally scheduled for September 26th in Vienna has been postponed until next summer.

Citing scheduling conflicts with many of the major talents who had reportedly signed on, Jackson's brother Jermaine broke the news that the family would have to scrap the plans for an elaborate concert outside of a Vienna castle, and would instead plan for a show to take place June of 2010 at London's O2 stadium, the very place Michael had been planning to debut his comeback tour.

On the tribute website, Jermaine wrote:

    "I personally have spoken to many international artists and invited them to attend THE TRIBUTE and perform one of Michael’s songs. Several leading artists immediately agreed to participate in this unique tribute show. Many others told me personally 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 involved it just was not possible for many of them to change their schedule so that they could be on stage in Vienna on September 26th.

    We have therefore decided, after careful consideration, to reschedule THE TRIBUTE concert for my brother to June 2010 and to stage this very special music event in London. Here, over 70,000 fans will have the opportunity to experience the life and music of my beloved late brother. We will hold the concert in the city that he himself chose for his comeback concerts but, due to his tragic death, he was not able to do.

    Instead of eight weeks we now have eight months to prepare and some of the stars who would not have been able to participate in the Vienna concert, but expressed their wish to participate in this event, will be able to perform live on stage in London in June 2010."

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