Michael Jackson's Tribute Concert in London Canceled

August 13, 2009 By:
Michael Jackson's Tribute Concert in London Canceled

The tribute concert that was being organized in honor of Michael Jackson has officially been canceled.

A series of tribute shows were planned at the O2 Arena in London for Michael, but concert organizers had to cancel the shows after they failed to finalize deals with the performers.

The U.K.'s The Telegraph said that organizers couldn't finalize the deals in time for the tribute, which was supposed to happen on August 29th, the same day as Michael's bday.

Michael's brothers Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, and Marlon were set to perform, as well as sister Janet. Organizers were also trying to lock in Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Leona Lewis, Steve Wonder, and Lionel Richie.

But don't worry MJ fans, the tribute concert in Vienna is still a go, which will take place at the sculpted and sprawling grounds of Vienna’s former imperial Schoenbrunn Palace, where an outdoor stage shaped like a crown will be built.

World Awards Media’s website states: “For one incredible night Michael Jackson’s unforgettable music will be brought to life again. Some of the world’s leading artists will perform Michael’s greatest hits live in Vienna in front of one of the most fascinating historical sites in Europe and celebrate the life of the ‘King of Pop.”’

His Vienna tribute concert dates have not yet been confirmed, but it is said to be between September 20 and 27.