Jermaine Jackson will hold a press conference in Vienna on September 8 to announce musicians who will contribute to Michael Jackson tribute concert. According to USA Today, the news was brought to surface by organizers for the gig.
The concert honoring Michael Jackson will be held at Schoenbrunn Palace on September 26. Expected to run for three hours, this gig will be glittered with performances from ten big singers who reportedly will be performing around 15 to 20 of Michael's finest hit singles. They would perform on a multimedia stage built in the shape of a giant crown on the Schoenbrunn palace's sculpted grounds.
"I have invited many of the most acclaimed talents of our time," Jermaine said. "And many have already confirmed to perform in honor of my beloved brother."
The tribute show was originally staged at London's Wembley Stadium on August 29 to celebrate what would have been Michael's 51st birthday, but Jermaine decided to bring it to Vienna. The decision was made because the Austrian capital is "a very dear place" for his brother, so Jermaine said on "Larry King Live" on August 7. "He loved castles. And we're going to have this huge celebration in front of a castle," Jermaine added.
There is a chance that this gig, which is aimed to be held as a "global" farewell to Michael, will be televised as it was previously confirmed that negotiations are ongoing with networks over rights to air the event. Without mentioning which network securing the broadcasting rights for the gig, the official site of the event confirmed that "the TV special will be broadcast live." A substantial portion of the proceeds attained by the tribute will be donated for charity.