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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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31.

Pat    

You must truly have some "smart" readers when you have to tell them that Wales is a country in Europe! Hell even Ray Charles could point out Wales on a map... please give your target audience some credit!

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32.

jxtr    

If Michael Jackson had performed a concert overseas and it was streamed live here, people would have gone to theaters or stadiums to see. However, this is a stupid tribute concert, with only one person committed to sing, and the singers they are inviting have no type of association with Michael Jackson, and does not have international appeal. No one wants to see this tribute concert.

1114 days ago
34.

Antwone    

Shameful the people would celebrate the life of a pedophile child rapist.

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35.

CJ    

http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/11/jackson.tribute.acts/

Michael Jackson tribute line-up revealed

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Acts signed for October's tribute concert for Michael Jackson include Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and JLS, the promoters told CNN Thursday.
Members of the Jackson family taking the stage October 8 in Cardiff, Wales, include several of Michael Jackson's brothers, "the next generation of Jacksons," and 3T, which consists of Tito Jackson's three sons.
Alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm and British R&B singer Craig David are also on the bill, while other artists will be added in the next few days, according to promoter Global Live Events.
"This announcement is just the beginning, we have many more to announce," Global Live Events executive Paul Ring said. "This concert will unite various generations and musical genres, reminding everyone of just how amazing a talent Michael was."
With the "Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert" line-up now known, fans can start "registering their interest for tickets" online at http://www.michaelforevertribute.com/ beginning Thursday, the promoter said. A lottery will determine which fans will be invited to purchase tickets, it said.
The concert in the Wales Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which seats 75,000 people, would be at least four hours long, Global Live Events CEO Chris Hunt said.
Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson and the promoter are scheduled to discuss the show's plans in a live broadcast on CNN Monday.
The delay produced grumbling and doubts expressed on Jackson fan websites, but promoters hope the revelation of the line-up will satisfy them. "Fans of Michael's music will get the concert they've been waiting for," Hunt said in a message posted on the promoter's website last week.
Two of the five surviving Jackson brothers, Jermaine and Randy, objected to the timing of the show, issuing a sharply worded statement last month that reflected a deep division within the Jackson family.
"We want to make clear that this does not reflect the position of the entire family," the two brothers said in a joint statement after their mother and four siblings endorsed the show.
"While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death," Jermaine and Randy Jackson said.
The involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, begins in September and is expected to continue into October.
While Katherine Jackson has previously said she would attend every day of Murray's trial -- as she did when her son was tried on a sex charge -- the promoter said the Jackson mother will travel to Wales for the concert.
"In light of this, we feel it is inappropriate to be involved with such an ill-timed event and its promoter, Global Live," Randy and Jermaine Jackson said.
Their statement said the idea of the October concert was presented to the entire family in April "as an idea already in its advanced stages." The decision to go ahead with it "disrespects opinions and wishes expressed in the strongest terms" by some members of the Jackson family, they said.
The Michael Jackson Fan Club agreed with the two brothers, issuing a similar statement.
"We share their concerns that this concert is taking place at a most inappropriate time when everyone's care and attention should be focused on the matter of justice. We believe that, as stated by Jermaine and Randy, the most important tribute we can give to Michael Jackson at this time is to seek justice in his name."
Jackson fans posted messages on the concert's Facebook page questioning ticket prices and the process for buying them.
Fans must register for a chance to buy a ticket. While the website initially said the higher a pledge to a charity they make while registering, the better their chances of getting a good seat. It was later revised to say that donations are not mandatory and all applications will have an equal chance.
A portion of the concert proceeds, particularly fan pledges, will go to charities, The Aids Project LA and The Prince's Trust, the promoters said.
A spokesman for Michael Jackson's estate said last month that the promoters never sought or obtained permission from the estate's executors to use the late pop singer's name or image.
"The estate has not been contacted and is not involved with Global Live Events in the UK tribute concert announced today," spokesman Jim Bates told CNN.

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36.

themaestrosgirl    

Besides, wasn't that Michael's idea for TII (I'm not sure, thought I read/heard an interview about that) Have the 10 show run and then stream the last one live all over the world instead of doing the 50. I'm sure that would have sold out, Michael would probably still be with us and AEG would have made all the money they wanted as well as "getting" Live Nation (IMO only)

1114 days ago
37.

John    

Who cares?? Let him rest in peace.

1114 days ago
38.

t    

LMFAO at Cee Lo Green being the only act to sign on...looks like nobody wants to be associated with this garbage tribute by MJs money hungry greedy family....

1114 days ago
39.

JerseyJeff    

Why is it in Europe in the FIRST PLACE?

1114 days ago
40.

sofi    

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


Is the Estate aware of this,did they approve?

1114 days ago
42.

PL    

Wow some of you are real idiots. Michael Jackson is the most famous and successful entertainer of all time. Don't take it from me, take it from Guinness Book of World Records. There he is listed among other record breaking achievements as well. Here is a man who gave his life to entertain and actually give back to the world. A true humanitarian and some of you are bashing him? It's sick. Go back and view actual evidence of his criminal investigations and you will find there was not 1 string of evidence pointing him out to be a child molester. Just recently the courts of Los Angeles said they investigated MJ on and off for almost 20 years and found him NOT TO BE a pedophile. MJ was an easy target for parents to try and extort money from. Seriously you guys have issues and I feel terrible about our countries future with some of you being the next generation.

1114 days ago
44.

Pearl Jr    

Michael Jackson is NOT dead is the subject of a jaw-dropping do***entary called "Alive! Is Michael Jackson REally Dead?" streaming now on Netflix

No name on grave
Not listed in Forest Lawn database
Grave hidden from the public
Wrong name on all death do***ents

Plus 100's of more clues, proof and evidence is revealed in this mind-blowing do***entary "Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?" amazon

1114 days ago
45.

Glenda in Texas    

"Strokadellic: 8 hours ago
When I hears that Michael Jackson died i was like, "oh, ok.". And that was pretty the end of that."

And yet more TWO YEARS LATER, you're still talking about him. You failed miserably.

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