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Michael Jackson Tribute Gig Confirmed For October

However, Randy & Jermaine Jackson are not happy about the plans...

A tribute concert for the late Michael Jackson has been confirmed by the King of Pop's family.

Jackson's mother Katherine and his siblings LaToya, Tito, Marlon and Jackie attended a press conference in LA on Monday to announce the news, stating that the Michael Jackson Forever Tribute Concert will take place on 8th October at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Speaking of the event, Katherine told the press: "This is a world-class event so I decided to join in. When I was told about the possible lineup I knew it would be an event fit for a king. I'd like to thank all the fans who have kept supporting us. Thank you all so much for keeping my son's legacy alive."

Despite Katherine's comments, her sons - Randy and Jermaine Jackson - have stated they feel the concert is "inappropriate" because it clashes with the court case of Michael's former doctor, Conrad Murray, who is accused of the Thriller singer's manslaughter.

In a statement on Twitter, the brothers claimed: "While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honours our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death... we feel it is inappropriate to be involved with such an ill-timed event and its promoter, Global Live."

"Furthermore, the decision to proceed with this concert disrespects opinions and wishes expressed in the strongest terms to Global Live during conversations in April when this event was presented to the majority of the family as an idea already in its advanced stages."

They added: "There will come a time and place for an amazing and deserving tribute to Michael. But we feel that the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name."

It is currently unknown who will be performing at the event, with reports suggesting that artists  are expected to be announced early next month.

Tickets are due to go on sale on Wednesday 3rd August, with the hope of raising funds for three charities, including AIDS Project Los Angeles.

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