Michael Jackson tribute to be held in Vienna

jermaine_jacksonOrganizers have announced that Michael Jackson‘s tribute concert will be held in Vienna at Schoenbrunn Palace on September 26, 2009. Michael’s older brother Jermaine Jackson, who told Larry King that Vienna was a special place for Michael, because he “loved castles,” is expected to announce the line-up for the concert within the next two weeks. “I have invited many of the most acclaimed talents of our time,” Jermaine Jackson said on the website promoting the concert, “and many have already confirmed to perform in honor of my beloved brother.” Organizers World Awards Media  said: “The concept of The Tribute is that some of the world’s leading artists will perform Michael Jackson’s greatest hits live on stage in an imperial setting, befitting the King of Pop.” Jermaine Jackson added that he expects the tribute to be the first of an annual series of charity concerts to keep his brother’s “humanitarian legacy” alive. “I want to make people aware of the humanitarian side of Michael,” Jermaine Jackson said. “I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn’t music, or performing; it was improving the world. Understand this, and you begin to understand the essence of who my brother was.” World Awards Media said that “a substantial portion of the proceeds” will be donated to charities.

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  1. gypsy • August 12, 2009 @ 12:08 PM

    This is a beautiful way for the family to honour their brother’s memory, and to continue to help the charities that were Michaels choice when He was still with us.GOD BLESS THEM.

  2. tributegirl • August 12, 2009 @ 2:57 PM

    Beautifully said, gypsy. And if they do this annually, it will help a lot of his favorite charities, which I think he would have wanted.

  3. April • August 14, 2009 @ 8:18 PM

    It seems to me that Jermaine always has Michael’s best interests at heart and this is why I think this is GREAT because it is exactly what Michael would have wanted!! Also agree that doing it on a yearly basis would be a GREAT thing for his charities, so I hope they consider it seriously!!

  4. tributegirl • August 14, 2009 @ 10:13 PM

    April, I couldn’t agree more. Actually the whole Jackson family (minus Joe) seems to be a very tight knit family.

  5. April • August 15, 2009 @ 2:05 AM

    If Joe gets his way, he’s trying to cash in on “Neverland” now, so I totally agree. He’s only in it for the cash and I’m SO glad that he’s NOT allowed to live with the family so that he is not anywhere near those kids!!

  6. tributegirl • August 15, 2009 @ 4:30 PM

    Agreed, and I bet if he finds a way, he will also be trying to cash in on this tribute as well. I actually hope Neverland will be left to MJ’s kids, because Michael loved it there so much (before the allegations, of course!).

  7. April • August 15, 2009 @ 9:00 PM

    EXACTLY, BEFORE being the KEY word here! Before his death, he swore he would NEVER return there ever after what he went through there!!

  8. Nancy • August 18, 2009 @ 7:20 PM

    Totally agree, Gypsy.

    Tributegirl: I though Neverland had to be sold a few years ago for taxes and to pay the employees or something?

  9. Joanna • September 8, 2009 @ 10:01 AM

    I think it’s great what his brothr is doing but i think the neverland should be left to the family and they do what they want with it for micheal’s kids.

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