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Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Postponed

9/11/2009 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThe planned Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna this month has been postponed until 2010. It's amazing what having NO performers will do for a concert.

Citing scheduling conflicts, the event's promoter, Georg Kindel, made the announcement today and said the concert would now take place in London. As for why the delay, Kindel said they "underestimated" the scheduling issues many of the top performers had.

As we first reported, Natalie Cole said she wouldn't be there because she's set to attend an event with the Dalai Lama in Memphis. Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige were promoted as being part of the event -- but denied any involvement.

UPDATE -- Jermaine Jackson, who was helping to put this whole thing together, just posted a long-winded apology/explanation, that reads in part, "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 at the renowned Wembley Stadium in London in June 2010."

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1.

Mikey    

ROSEBUD

1813 days ago
2.

Rose    

Give it up, Jermaine. "Oh, good, now that Mike is out of the way, I can step in and take his place." That it?
Let's remind everyone of your really wonderful song, Word to the Bad. Will it be featured in your exploitative tribute concert?
http://thecount.com/2009/08/07/jermaine-jackson-word-to-the-bad-lyrics/

1813 days ago
3.

P    

The Michael Jackson stuff is getting a little boring. It's over.

1813 days ago
4.

Wayne    

Jermaine trying to make money off his brother just like all the rest, In my opinion THEY are tarnishing his legecy no one else.

1813 days ago
5.

streetdude    

No Schitt

1813 days ago
6.

MJ,ILOVEUMORE    


Let the angels and saints blow their trumpets, sing and dance for a great saint has victoriously arrived home after his work here was done.

God will give you the kind of peace you so much deserved, Michael, thanks so much for your music. No longer will you be tormented by the Idiocracy of the general public and their tabloid education.

May peace be your halo and the man above hold you tight in his embrace and may angels kiss your forehead and say goodnight while you rest...Goodnight my Sweet Prince, I love you more!!

1813 days ago
7.

zooitje1    

I am pleased to hear that.
Now Jermaine,organise this properly for your brother and NOT for yourself.
In the mean time,fight for JUSTICE for your brother!!!

Justice for MJ,RIP

1813 days ago
8.

Alex    

2. Give it up, Jermaine. "Oh, good, now that Mike is out of the way, I can step in and take his place." That it?
Let's remind everyone of your really wonderful song, Word to the Bad. Will it be featured in your exploitative tribute concert?
http://thecount.com/2009/08/07/jermaine-jackson-word-to-the-bad-lyrics/

Posted at 8:50AM on Sep 11th 2009 by Rose

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Well sa

1813 days ago
9.

Alex    

6. 2. Give it up, Jermaine. "Oh, good, now that Mike is out of the way, I can step in and take his place." That it?
Let's remind everyone of your really wonderful song, Word to the Bad. Will it be featured in your exploitative tribute concert?
http://thecount.com/2009/08/07/jermaine-jackson-word-to-the-bad-lyrics/

Posted at 8:50AM on Sep 11th 2009 by Rose

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well said !
We all remenber your song Word to the badd.

What a mess and a shame this tribute to MJ !

1813 days ago
10.

lankandiva    

DAMNZ FOR ONCE TMZ BET ME TO IT..ROFLMFAO...I WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST THIS ARTICLE I READ-

Jackson tribute moved to London
Friday, September 11, 2009 » 10:12pm AEST


Organisers of a tribute to Michael Jackson say the event will be held instead in London next June.


Organisers of a tribute to Michael Jackson that had been set for Vienna this month say the event will be held instead in London next June.

Vienna event promoter Georg Kindel told reporters that too many top performers had scheduling conflicts, and he says: 'Maybe we underestimated these issues.'

Friday's announcement came at the end of a turbulent week of reports that key artists including Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Natalie Cole couldn't make the September 26 event.

The original plan had been to stage it outside a 17th century palace in Vienna.

Kindel didn't say where in London the tribute would be held.

He said only that it's now planned for sometime in the first half of June 2010.

UMM OK,I THOUGHT I READ ON THE POSTS SOME PEOPLE HAD ALREADY BOUGHT TICKETS FOR THE VIENNA CONCERT?THIS IS SO WRONG TO ALL THAT INTENDED ON GOING.WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM?DO THEY HAVE TO FLY TO LONDON NOW..

HELLA JERMAINE..WTF HAVE YOU DONE..WHAT A MESS..I WASN'T TO KEEN ON WATCHING THIS TRIBUTE TO MJ,AFTER WHAT I'D HEARD BUT WOW..I'M SURE THERE ARE MANY DISAPPOINTED..

WHERE'S THE PUBLIC APOLOGY JERMAINE????HUH..LET'S SEE WHEN HE WILL SHOW HIMSELF AGAIN..IF HE DOESN;T MOST LIKELY IT BE BECAUSE HES ASHAMED..HOW DISGRACEFUL

ON THE UPSIDE I'M SURE THE REST OF THE FAMILY ARE HAPPY ESPECIALLY MRS JACKSON..

WOW..I HAD A FEELING THIS MAY HAPPEN,HOW EMBARRASSING FOR JERMAINE..I SORT OF FEEL SORRY FOR THE POOR BUGGER..

JERMAINE,LESSON LEARNT ALREADY?


R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON..LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH..FOREVER IN MY HEART..GOD BLESS YOU SOUL ANGEL..

1813 days ago
11.

xado    

we here in vienna are happy about the canceling.the ctiy of vienna did not give the 900.000$ sponsoring yesterday,and today they move to london.very good,a tribute concert without stars,lol.60.000 tickets were already sold,i hope they get the money back.the place infront of the schönbrunn castle is big enough for only 5000people,so everybody here was wondering where thay should join the concert

1813 days ago
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Watching Carefully From Europe    

I pray that no one attends. Not as a slight towards MJ, but as a stand of unity & solidarity amongst MJ fans in protest to the greed of Jermaine Jackson.

1813 days ago
13.

Rose    

@7 --Well... let's step back.
He was no saint.
He was a human being, flawed, as we all are, and he made a very selfish decision to pump his body full of dangerous drugs. You can't do that when you take on three innocent lives and commit to raising them.
Michael Jackson was an incredibly talented, incredibly sad, and incredibly flawed individual. But that does not mean that it's OK for Jermaine to be doing what he's doing.

1813 days ago
14.

MiMi    

Well it will be interesting to see if this tribute gets off the ground.

Personally I could care less about anything the Germaine has his hands in. There are too many questions regarding where the proceeds might end up.

I also hope they are going to give refunds to the people who purchased tickets for Vienna.

1813 days ago
15.

Karen    

on this morning in Germany the TV tell us the tribute will start and Katherine and The children will be there!?

1813 days ago
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