Michael Jackson Vienna Tribute Postponed, Moved to London
Things aren't looking good for Jermaine Jackson's planned tribute to his deceased brother Michael Jackson.
E! Online reports that organizers have not only postponed the tribute—which was supposed to take place later this month—until June 2010, but have moved the event to London. If it ever actually happens at all.
The tribute, intended as an all-star spectacular, has been plagued by problems, especially where talent is concerned, with intended big-name headliners such as Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Natalie Cole failing to commit to the concert.
Jackson blames scheduling conflicts for the inability to land big acts, and vows that the event will go off big next year.
"Numerous stars were just not able to change their schedules to make a live appearance at the Vienna event possible," Jackson said on Friday. "Now we have eight months to put this monumental show together and not just eight weeks...Many artists and performers who I have spoken to personally told me that it would be a great honor to be part of this memorial concert for my late brother."
Promoter Georg Kindel, meanwhile, concedes that "maybe we underestimated these [scheduling] issues."
Readers, let us know in the comments section: Do you think Jermaine's tribute will ever happen, and if so will it be worth checking out?