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MJ TRIBUTE CONCERT

The Plot To INVADE AMERICA

8/11/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Michael Jackson fans in the U.S. may NOT have to cross the pond to catch the LIVE MJ Tribute Concert in October ... TMZ has learned plans are in the works to LIVESTREAM the show at several major arenas around the country.  

TMZ spoke with a rep for Global Live -- the company behind the event -- who tells us producers are working with several major U.S. venues in the hopes of broadcasting the event on jumbotrons to give audiences the concert experience without having to go all the way to Wales (it's a country in Europe!).

We're told nothing has been finalized ... but Global Live is actively trying to seal the deal.

As we previously reported, stars like Kanye West, Christina Aguilera and Jay-Z have all been contacted about playing the event. So far, the only act who's signed on the dotted line is Cee Lo from Gnarls Barkley.


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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Don't they still have to get some artists to commit first?

1136 days ago
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Jackie    

LOL....TMZ are you trying to teach us Geography?

1136 days ago
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Chris    

Interesting, does the "company behind the event" think, Europe it so small that we all can travel to Cardiff/Wales to watch the concert, huh? How about a livestream in major arenas around Europe too?

1136 days ago
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Hello is anybody in there?    

"Wales (it's a country in Europe!)" I'll one up that it's in the United Kingdom with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland (not in Ireland).

1136 days ago
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CasuMarzu    

Tribute? More like the sounds of cash registers ringing. These vultures might as well dig him back up and do a thriller show.

1136 days ago
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chloe    

I read as soon as MJ died his family contacted Priscilla Presley, they wanted to know how they could cash in on his death like the Presley's did. First Priscilla at least had the decency to wait. Graceland didn't open until 5 years after Elvis died second she never allowed LMP to be interviewed, she hid her from the public. The Jacksons to me seem so worried about MONEY, the funeral itself was a joke, it's not an event. Elvis did the first via sallelite concert when the technology was new, so now of course the Jacksons want to do the same. I'm sure they are looking at moving his body to Neverland, his 1st annv passed and it wasn't as big as they thought it would be so they are now concerned. Graceland is packed and it's 34 years later, next year is already sold out at most of the Hotels near Graceland. The Jackson's are a strange bunch, I like Janet but the others esp. LaToya are just looking out for themselves not his kids. LaToya claims he was murdered, like that makes sense, but hey she needs to sell a book. Jermaine can't pay his child support and all his kids live off MJ's kids money. Such a disgrace.

1136 days ago
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BrAnBa    

Only two months away and not one big name is signed. Maybe they should concentrate on getting show in Wales together before they plan to go worldwide?

Most stars know that working with Jacksons means t-r-o-u-b-l-e ! Especially when the family is divided in this. Signing up for a concert - that might even get cancelled - means missing out another job which would have brought them cash. And even with a solid contract promising reimbursement, they just do not want to get themselves involved in a Jackson-feud. The big names Katherine wants have enough gigs as it is....

1136 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Jay Z and Kanye are they F*ing kidding me? This is going to be a bigger disaster that Michael's ill fated gigs. When are they going to learn that nobody gives a rats ass about that decaying skeleton?

Casu: Good one about digging him up for a Thriller Live show. It's the best idea I've heard so far. I would have given it a thumbs up but I'm not allowed to vote.

1136 days ago
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victory    

This Jackson family has been mooching off Michael since he was a kid. Even in death, continue to market whatever is available to maintain their lifestyle. Do any of the Jackson's have jobs? No wonder Michael needed a major "sleep aid" to get a few moments of peace. Someone should look into where the entire family is receiving their money and how much pressure they are putting on Michael's mother to dole out the cash. A bunch of free loaders! Interesting, you don't hear much about the father in the press, I wonder how much $ Catherine had to shell out for him to get lost.

1136 days ago
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What I Think    

Yawn!!!

1136 days ago
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Jayke1981    

I think what it is, is that until America started showing Torchwood: Miracle Day....not many Americans had ever heard of Wales. Wales is often grouped with Northern Ireland, Scotland and England as either The United Kingdom, or Great Britain. But only in Football (Soccer), Cricket and Rugby, do the countries have their own identities!

1136 days ago
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HumanNature    

MICHAEL JACKSON BIRTHDAY AUGUST 29, 2011

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER TRIAL: SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

OPENING STATEMENTS: SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

1136 days ago
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Strokadellic    

When I hears that Michael Jackson died i was like, "oh, ok.". And that was pretty the end of that.

1136 days ago
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fred    

If i wanted to honor a drug addict, i can do that a whole lot closer to home and would be cheaper..............

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