Half of Michael Jackson’s family has announced that they’re organizing a tribute concert for Michael but there aren’t many details yet. Here’s what we know: It’s being called “Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert,” and it’s scheduled to happen on October 8th at the Millennium Center in Cardiff, Wales.
The event will reportedly last “at least four hours.” The Jackson family members involved in this are: Michael’s mother Katherine, his sister La Toya, and his brothers Tito, Jackie and Marlon. There’s no word what Michael’s sisters Rebbie and Janet think of this but brothers Jermaine and Randy are speaking out against it. They’re not opposed to the idea of a tribute concert, they’re just not cool with the timing.
As it stands now, the concert would likely be held during the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray which is set to begin on September 20th.
They released a statement saying, “There will come a time and place for an amazing and deserving tribute to Michael. But we feel that the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name.” There’s no word on any performers yet, but Tito says it’ll feature “all the artists [Michael] admired and respected so much.”
The family says the performers will be announced leading up to August 4th, when tickets go on sale.