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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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La Toya Jackson    

Jermain has a big old BUTTON FACE !!!..

1868 days ago
77.

La Toya Jackson    

Boycott Boycott Boycott

1868 days ago
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Lori in Chicago    

If there indeed is going to be a "Tribute" concert - IT SHOULD BE DONE IN THE US FIRST! Michael Jackson is a U.S. Citizen - all other countries should be secondary. Have Janet Jackson run the event... she is so much more likeable and credible than Jermaine... Jermaine is just full of himself he should not be in charge of this event...

1868 days ago
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MJFANFOREVER    

Mariela ( 81)
beautiful post. i agree with u

1868 days ago
80.

La Toya Jackson    

The Jackson Family Song: Give us your money.. Mo money.. Mo money.. Mo money..

We want your money ! oh yes we do... Mo money.. Mo money... Mo money..

If Michael was alive we would ask him for Mo money too.. Mo money.. Mo money... Mo money..


Since Michael is gone we will take his stuff too... Mo money.. Mo money.. Mo money.

Thank you, The Jacksons



1868 days ago
81.

La Toya Jackson    

Mo money please...

Signed, the jackson family

1868 days ago
82.

roy barre    

i love mj but its getttin broding talkin about him is is dead we should let him rest in so leave him alone thx

1868 days ago
83.

La Toya Jackson    

What a looser

1868 days ago
84.

La Toya Jackson    

Jermain has a huge face ... What's up with that?

1868 days ago
85.

HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

“POSTPONED” – MUSIC TO THE EAR!!!

Jermaine Jackson needs to UNDERSTAND that he’s NO Michael Jackson!

Postponing this rushed tribute is the only RATIONAL thing to do. Michael would NEVER agree to put on such a HAPHAZARD show!

WHO is pushing Jermaine to put on such a tribute? Jermaine’s motives are very QUESTIONABLE at best! He does NOT appear to be concerned about finding and bringing to JUSTICE the people responsible for Michael’s MURDER!

Katherine Jackson needs the time now to HEAL and settle down with everyday life with Michael's children AT HOME!


1868 days ago
86.

whocares    

Thank goodness the kids have their own attorney.... I see the entire family sucking the estate money dry.... the circus continues....

1868 days ago
87.

Princess De    

This whole thing is so damm ridicilious. Give it up Jermaine will you? Please......You are "NOT" making it better for your brother Michael OK? There's so much damm drama you have caused that I really "DON't" want to watch or even care about the tribute concert now. Than "WHY" the hell are you having this tribute concert in freakin Europe? First it's Vienna and now London. Why not the good ol "USA" where Americans can attend and enjoy the show. Half of the performers you intend to have are not poplular in Europe. "HELLLOOOO Jermaine" Think for a few more seconds, well, in your case a few minutes.

1868 days ago
88.

EVA    

GOOD!! NOW GO AWAY JERMAINE! THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN!

1868 days ago
89.

La Toya Jackson    

OMG !!!!! Can I get my money back on the Jermaine Jack$on present$ his tribute to Michael Jack$on ticket$? Can I sue him for my air tickets and hotel?

1868 days ago
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Raejean    

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, etc.

And even now, projecting everyone's schedules eight months into the future, they still have to run the disclaimer on the page for the London "tribute."

You know, there may be a number of artists who would have done this out of love and respect for MJ, but won't touch it due to Jermaine's involvement.

What do you want to bet the London event never comes off, either? Or if it does, 95% of the performers are no-names?

By the way, if Jermaine's going to be doing this, developing this project, for the next eight months, he doesn't get to demand payment from the estate. It's a business venture, a speculation, so we need to keep an eye on that aspect, as well.

1868 days ago
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