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Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Announced

8/10/2009 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's London concerts never happened -- but maybe this tribute show will.

Events promoter World Awards Media GmbH announced Monday members of Michael Jackson's family and a "high-profile lineup of international stars" are planning a tribute concert to be held within a few weeks in the Austrian capital.

No date has been set, but a venue has been picked -- Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, where an outdoor stage shaped like a crown will be built.

Tickets will go on sale August 20.

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31.

Cali MJ Fan    

Yes-- definitely announced Friday on Larry King with Jermaine.

As for the comments about the autopsy and burial-- I read somewhere this w/e that the family wasn't happy with the autopsy results they had performed-- so they are requesting another one done. Any truth to that? And I thought the coroner had not yet returned the brain and his casket is still in a "undisclosed location." Besides, the family hasn't decided *where* to bury him.

HEY TMZ... back in the first week after his death, you reported about a cement truck at Neverland. What ever happened with that?!?!? Was that enough concrete for a mausoleum?

1799 days ago
32.

LucyInTheSky    

26. Doodle,
You think the reason for the no contact with the children could be the awareness of visitors 24th and 25th?

Posted at 10:03AM on Aug 10th 2009 by Della
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Well, no doubt the children were traumatized, heart-broken, and extremely vunerable, the opportune time to coerce, manipulate, and brainwash them.
I'm sure the they're doing everything in their power to keep the truth from coming out.
Unfortunately these are some sick slick people that we're dealing.

1799 days ago
33.

Mememeow    

I am not spending my hard earned money on anything not SANCTIONED by MJ's estate. And this seems like another one of Jermaine's pet projects. Just liek the Jackson Family Honor that they blackmailed MJ into participating into.

NO MORE.

Until Branca or McClain announced that the estate is sanctioning that concert, I will regard it as another money whoring activity from Jermaine & other family members.

1799 days ago
34.

old school fan    

Enough already!! OK fans, he's gone. He will not be at the concert! Only his greedy, self-serving, less talented family - pretending to grieve when they know they probably hadn't spoken to him in years or months unless he needed or wanted something. Watch his old videos - you'll get a whole lot more out of it than a bunch of pretenders who will just make you miss him more. And do you think this is the end? OH NO! If you miss this one there will be more. They are going to milk this thing dry. And there is NO WAY that MJ would have been as good in 2009 as he had been in the past. For goodness sake, he was 50 years old & needed meds just to get up in the morning and to lay down at night. People keep saying how good he was 2 days before he died...well look what it took to get him there. Look at how much pain he must have been in when he layed down that night & couln't sleep & asked for pain meds on top of anesthesia.

1799 days ago
35.

Gerald    

I can't believe some of the comments about Michael's family being shameful, leeches, and wanting to milk money off his name. Why not, everybody else is taking advantage and attempting to cash-in on his untimely death--don't believe it, just go onto eBay or Amazon. Elvis Presley has been dead for "32 years" and his family is "still" making/milking money off his name. I have "NEVER" heard anyone complaining about Presley's family being selfish, greedy, or making money after his death. The Presley Estate has raked in "millions" of dollars by selling thousands of different Presley memorabilia every year since his death. The Jackson Family needs to get a trademark on Michael's voice, his signature, likeness or image. If the Jackson Family doesn't get a trademark, someone else will definitely try. It's a known and sad fact, that Michael Jackson will be worth more money dead than he was alive.

1799 days ago
36.

Della    

Well, no doubt the children were traumatized, heart-broken, and extremely vunerable, the opportune time to coerce, manipulate, and brainwash them.
I'm sure the they're doing everything in their power to keep the truth from coming out.
Unfortunately these are some sick slick people that we're dealing.


Posted at 10:23AM on Aug 10th 2009 by doodlebug
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Plenty of time erase the events of the night in question. They have had no real contact with the people from their lives while Dad was here.
Unreal.

1799 days ago
37.

Della    

Let me rephrase..They have had no contact with the people from their lives that they had contact with when their Dad was alive. They have all been barred from their new life

1799 days ago
38.

Marla    

This tribute it's a marvelous idea and would love to go! I consider that the Jackson family is doing a great job trying to protect and maintain MJ's legacy. It's amazing how these blogs bring out the worst in some individuals who think that they are entitled to disrespect people they don't even know, just beacause they read tabloids and really believe what they read. One has to be very ignorant and uneducated to do such a thing and the sadest part is that they represent a great majority!!!

1799 days ago
39.

Adolf Schicklegruber    

Will Bruno (Michael's secret love-child) perform?

1799 days ago
40.

jean    

Yes, let's idolize a dead junkie! Will the Jackson family pass out some of Micahel's Propofol?Should we wear our Peter Pand tights? The family have always been leeching of him, why not just continue the status quo!They should launch a clothing line of boys underware for men!

1799 days ago
41.

Camilla    

MICHAEL..... BRAZIL LOVES YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

1799 days ago
42.

manda038    

39. I can't believe some of the comments about Michael's family being shameful, leeches, and wanting to milk money off his name. Why not, everybody else is taking advantage and attempting to cash-in on his untimely death--don't believe it, just go onto eBay or Amazon. Elvis Presley has been dead for "32 years" and his family is "still" making/milking money off his name. I have "NEVER" heard anyone complaining about Presley's family being selfish, greedy, or making money after his death. The Presley Estate has raked in "millions" of dollars by selling thousands of different Presley memorabilia every year since his death. The Jackson Family needs to get a trademark on Michael's voice, his signature, likeness or image. If the Jackson Family doesn't get a trademark, someone else will definitely try. It's a known and sad fact, that Michael Jackson will be worth more money dead than he was alive.
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I AGREE WITH YOU GERALD....NO ONE SAYS.."HOW AWFUL" THAT THE PRESLEYS MAKE ALL THAT MONEY ON ELVIS....ONLY BECAUSE MICHAEL WAS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL STAR OF THIS MAGNITUDE AND ALSO AFRICAN AMERICAN DO SO MANY HATERS SAY THIS GARBAGE ABOUT HIM AND HIS FAMILY...NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT MARILYN MONROE OR ANY OTHER DEAD CELEBS FAMILIES...JUST MICHAEL JACKSON'S FAMILY.....LEAVE THIS FAMILY ALONE PEOPLE...THEY LOST THEIR SON, BROTHER, FATHER...AND THE WORLD LOST THE BEST ENTERTAINER IT WILL EVER SEE....THE MEDIA CALLED HIM WACKO JACKO AND TORE HIM DOWN BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY DO,,,,THEY LOVE TO BUILD SOMEONE UP AND THEN TEAR THEM DOWN...THEY WANT TO TELL US WHO TO LIKE AND WHO TO THINK IS WACKO...WELL THE PRESS IS WACKO
RIP MICHAEL..................WE LOVE YOU MORE

1799 days ago
43.

Glendetta    

Why in the hell is it in Austria?

1799 days ago
44.

TEAMBRANCA    

57. Its in austria because the europeans love MJ we did too but

there are no weird "Jean, Sally and Susan's" who spend an aweful lot of time trashing a recently deceased person loved all over the world ... when they should have better things to do.

1799 days ago
45.

TEAMBRANCA    

IM JUST NOISY

Branca and Mclain are on the up and up. Doesn't matter if MJ hadn't rehired him (which he did, further proving he was getting it together) . He still had the valid will and would still be the executor....cry cry

McMillan is just making a money grab....he's NOTHING compared to branca...nada.


Frankly this was probably kindly sanctionned by the estate to throw the brother's a damn bone.

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