Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Postponed, Now Set For June 2010

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The much-touted Michael Jackson tribute concert being hastily planned in Vienna, Austria, for later this month has now been postponed until 2010.

Having no artists will often necessitate such a move.

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Citing scheduling conflicts, the mega-event's promoter, Georg Kindel, made the announcement today and said the concert would now take place in London.

As for the reason, Kindel said they "underestimated" the scheduling issues of many performers, including Natalie Cole, Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige.

All were promoted as being part of the event, and may very well like to be, but were clearly not going to be this month, as they denied involvement.

A concert tribute to Michael Jackson won't happen until June.

Michael's brother Jermaine Jackson, who was helping put the show together, just posted a long-winded apology and explanation, that reads, in part:

"Instead of just eight weeks we now have eight months to prepare and some of the stars who would not have been able to participate in the Vienna concert, but expressed their wish to participate in this event, will be able to perform live."

"The event will be at the renowned Wembley Stadium in London in June 2010."

Michael Jackson himself performed at the English capital's stadium 15 times.

The organizers, World Tribute Productions, said all ticket holders for the Vienna concert will receive refunds. Over 65,000 fans were expected.

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