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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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Joe Jackson is illiterate    

The promoter needs to know that the main reason this has failed is that MJ's legions of fans don't like Jermaine: 1st he accepted an award on behalf of MJ and had his name engraved on it; next he promotes this thing as "Jermaine Jackson presents..." Looks like he's glad our idol is out of the way! Folks are hating the feeding frenzy that MJ's family has got into...they need to go get jobs! And as for the disgusting Joe J... and Latoya...

1779 days ago
17.

liz    

what a load off!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1779 days ago
18.

janicebyrne01    

We got it here in the UK as "breaking news" at 1.40pm. It's due to take place in June 2010 in London on the anniversary of Michael's death. I still don't think that Jermaine should be "in charge" of it. RIP Michael Jackson. Greatly loved.

1779 days ago
19.

caj    

Katherine needs to step up to the plate and protect MJ's kids better. Jermaine was actually going to put those poor kids up on stage for display and they would be there to see the ghoulish and disturbing "duet" Jermaine was planning with a hologram of their dead father. That would be traumatic for those kids, especially little 7 year-old Blanket. If Katherine can't stand up to Jermaine and others, she will lose custody, and perhaps should. She never should have allowed those kids to be put on stage at their father's memorial service in July, either, but I gave her a pass since she was likely in shock still and not thinking straight. She is all those kids have and the only barrier between them and the snakes, sharks and greedy operators both in the family and on the outside.

btw -- Michael would not sing with Jermaine on stage in a duet while he was alive, so how can he justify "forcing" a duet now that Michael is dead? Jermaine needs to go away -- now.

1779 days ago
20.

Denise do Rio de Janeiro.    

I know I love you...
All my life I'll love you ...


Michael Jackson - We are the world in studio HQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2t_5uzCOPc&NR=1


1779 days ago
21.

Alex    

http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/jermaine-jacksons-michael-jacko-mary-j-blige-chris-brown/



Jermaine recorded a song in 1990 called “Word to the Badd,” which castigated Michael. Insiders point out that Jermaine’s involvement with Michael was never good. He introduced him to the Nation of Islam, took him to Bahrain, may have introduced him to Tohme Tohme and even held up Michael’s burial because he alone wanted him at Neverland for eternity.

1779 days ago
22.

Rose    

@17.

btw -- Michael would not sing with Jermaine on stage in a duet while he was alive, so how can he justify "forcing" a duet now that Michael is dead? Jermaine needs to go away -- now.

Posted at 9:05AM on Sep 11th 2009 by caj
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That's why it's so disgusting. They think can do anything they want now, because he is finally and forever silenced, and can't do anything in protest.
It is appalling.
And I really hope Jermaine reads the comments here, because we're on to him. The biggest mistake people like him make it to think he is smarter than everyone else.
Jermaine: Michael was the reason the Jackson 5 was discovered. Without him, you would still be in Gary, Indiana.
It's over. He's gone. We know it. So should you.

1779 days ago
23.

Della    

I posted that on another thread that I would hope the hologram Michael wouldn't show up to do a duet with Jermaine.

I'm glad it's postponed. Not a slight to Michael, because I know his fans would be there in droves to support him. Jermaine just went about this all wrong.

1779 days ago
24.

Jacko Was A Wacko    

MJ is dead AND forgotten. People are moving on.

1779 days ago
25.

danica    

It was wise to postpone. Jermaine acted in his haste in his grief. Some people when they lose a loved one feel like they have to do something monumental for them. This was too big an undertaking.

1779 days ago
26.

Wendy    

The whole thing is just so sad...Jermaine should be ashamed of himself.

1779 days ago
27.

Layla    

To #7:

That was beautiful!!

Missing Michael!!

1779 days ago
28.

Camilla    

JERMAINE, PLEASE EMAIL ME!!!!
I'M AT YOUR SIDE!!!!! NO MATTER WHAT REASON YOU DECIDED TO MAKE THIS TRIBUTE, BUT IT'S SAD NO ONE WOULD LIKE TO SING.
TERRIBLE...
MICHAEL DESERVES BETTER PERSONS....
LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!

1779 days ago
29.

anniam    

i really hope that jermaine is not in charge of this one.if their is going to be a holagram of michael why not just have the holagram on the stage or with janet the fans would love that please keep jermaine away from organising this.r.i.p.michael

1779 days ago
30.

streetdude    

What ya gonna do now. I B PIMPIN' JOE(THE DEVIL) JACKSON????YOUR SLIPPIN'YOU JUST LOST THEM DOLLARS,ARE YA GETTING OLD AND SLOW?

1779 days ago
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