Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson Tribute Organisers Vow To Stage Show

Organisers of the Michael Jackson tribute show have refused to bow to pressure from angry fan club bosses to cancel the concert, insisting they are "100 per cent going ahead" with the gig.
Earlier this week (begs22Aug11), outraged fan club officials urged the late pop star's mother, Katherine, and other organisers to axe the event, which is scheduled to take place in Wales in October (11), claiming it is "doomed to fail".
They are upset about the timing of the concert - due to take place during Jackson physician Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial - and the addition of rockers Kiss, who were later pulled from the line-up due to comments Gene Simmons made about the Thriller hitmaker last year (10).
But despite the furore, music bosses are refusing to axe the tribute show, which will feature performances from stars including Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Beyonce.
Juliette Harris, a spokeswoman for Global Events Live, tells Reuters, "We are 100 per cent going ahead. We will continue to announce names for the line-up. We are moving forward and now we will try to address issues that have been raised by fans."
Harris also reveals she has invited upset fans to air their concerns in a conference call to event chiefs on Tuesday (30Aug11).


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It's a detour to try and take attention off the trial cause they no that it's going to be over run by MJ fans
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only money counts!!! I am very disappoint of the Jackson family behave ! for them the money from the upcoming concert is more importan then THE JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!! SHAME ON YOU
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will there be any of michaels family in the court room during the trial to show that they care about what is going on in court to show that they care at all for michael for justice for him they could always have a concert after the trial is over.with
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if there is a "real tribute" it wouldnt be just "teenie bopper" talent .. it would be the top high profile performers Michael loved and loved him!! the class acts!! diana ross ..alot of motown performers..shaggy.. tony bennett will i am akon the list goes on and on!! Michael wouldnt want to be honored by 2nd rate or one hit wonders!! or the the satan lovers!! we all know who they are!! it would be the ones that inspired MJ and that has worked for him..in past projects that he would want there!!!
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This is wonderful! Thank you Jackson family for doing this for Michael! God bless all of you!For the naysayers and haters out there, how would you like it if your mother and family were doing something for you after you passed, and others were criticizing and spewing hate towards them? Think about that before you speak utter ignorance! Do unto others!!
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This Tribute concert is visibly a ripoff under the guise of charity. The Estate might shut it down after all, as they should do! It’s open season on Michael Jackson and that’s gotta stop!! Even a tick stop feeding off you when you’re dead !! The Estate has already squashed another Jackson Tribute Ripoff like a bug last month… The Jackson Tribute Fragrances by Frenchman Julian Rouas and Joe Jackson… Google up: "The Jackson Tribute Fragrances"
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