A Michael Jackson tribute concert that was being planned for next June has now been canceled.
The show was originally planned for Vienna on the one-year anniversary of the singer’s death. It was then moved to London after big name artists like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown and Natalie Cole dropped out. And now the event organizers have opted out of the whole thing.
The company, called the World Awards Media GmbH, said in a statement today that the decision to dissolve the firm was made at the end of November. The statement did not provide any details but liquidator Martin Schneider said the main sponsor had decided to no longer financially support it.
“The company cannot sign any new contracts and will certainly not plan any new events,” Schneider said Friday.
This is so sad, because what started as such a promising event has now lost all of its luster. It seems Jermaine Jackson, who was leading the event with the organizers, tried to take on more than he could handle. Hopefully a well-planned tribute to Michael can eventually put on the right way.