Katherine Jackson announced a tribute concert to be held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on October 8th, 2011. Katherine was joined by La Toya, Tito, Jackie and Marlon and said that ‘as many members of my family that are available’ will be at the concert in Wales on October 8. She also said: ‘Michael gave his entire life to the world through his love, his music and his devotion to healing the planet.’ (michaelforevertribute.com)
Katherine added: ‘I am positive that this event will be an event great enough in scale, talent and imagination to form a worthy celebration of Michael’s life. ‘If my son was here today, he would feel the same way, and so I’d like to say thank you very much for helping to keep my son’s legacy alive.’ No acts have been announced for the concert yet but a notice on the event’s website promises ‘the world’s greatest performing artists’ will appear.
There are plans for the concert to be broadcast around the world to 30 countries in 2D and 3D. It will raise money for three charities including the Los Angeles-based Aids Project. Roger Lewis, group chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, which owns and operates the stadium, said: ‘This extra special concert, paying tribute to one of the world’s greatest pop icons of all time and benefiting US and UK charities, is fantastic news for music fans all over the world and it is a huge boost for Wales to host this spectacular one-off show.’ The acts have yet to be announced for the concert, which will take place on October 8th.