Michael Jackson may be long gone, but his memory lives on. The Jackson family announced today that they’re going to hold a star-studded tribute concert in honor of the late MJ in Britain this coming October.
The four-hour show, which will be “fit for a king” will be held on October 8 at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales. But don’t worry MJ fans, if you can’t attend in person, it will be broadcasted in 30 different countries around the globe in regular 2D and 3D.
"We wanted to do something decadent and worthy of Michael's musical genius, yet something fun and authentic that you would envision Michael attending with excitement and joy surrounded by talent that he respected and loved," said Chris Hunt, chief of Global Live Events, organizer of the concert which will raise money for a number of charities.
So far no word on which stars are considered big enough to perform for the King of Pop’s tribute concert, but expect some kind of lineup to be announced in London by early August.
"I have been approached by many people with a variety of ventures," Michael’s mother said, adding that Global Live Events was the first "to present me with a vision that will produce an authentic and memorable tribute that my son would love."
Meanwhile, bad news for Dr. Conrad Murray. Thanks to the London rehearsal footage of MJ just weeks before he passed away, a judge declared that MJ was in perfect health, which undercuts the defense for Murray in a huge way.
Murray’s camp tried to claim that Michael was responsible for his own death because he was so ill, but that clearly wasn’t the case. Back to the drawing board for Murray.