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Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna

Vienna’s famous Schönbrunn Palace will be the setting for a Michael Jackson tribute concert. The event will be presented by Jermaine Jackson and the Vienna-based agency World Awards Media and it will be broadcasted worldwide, reports Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung.


None of the performers has been named until now but sources in Vienna say that there have been negotiations with U2, Madonna, Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston.


The date for the show is, according to AFP, September 26, though Wiener Zeitung announced that the date is not set and that there is some speculation that the event will take place on August 29th which is Michael’s birthday. Ticket sales will start on August 20th.


On August 7th Jermaine Jackson told Larry King that “we are planning an annual Tribute for Michael, the event in Vienna will be the first of its kind. I want to make people aware of the humanitarian side of Michael. I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn’t music, or performing; it was improving the world.”


The concert will be staged in front of one of Europe’s grandest palaces. The multimedia stage will be approximately 165 feet wide, it consists of massive mobile LED walls that can be independently controlled and moved.


Also, a luxury publishing company said on Wednesday it is putting together a Michael Jackson photo book that the pop star wanted to create before his sudden death about two months ago, informs Reuters. Kraken Opus said “The Official Michael Jackson Opus” will be available for customers through the website of concert ticket seller Ticketmaster, with delivery set for the Christmas holiday season.

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