Monday, August 22, 2011

Jackson fans say tribute concert "doomed to fail"

Reuters -- A group of 35 Michael Jackson fan clubs joined forces to lobby for the cancellation of the MJ Tribute Concert, saying the October event is "doomed to fail".

In an open letter to Global Live Events, the fan clubs representing thousands of die-hard Jackson fans in Europe, Australia, China and Russia, said they had concerns with the October8 event in Wales.

These ranged from confusion over charitable donations to the timing of the concert during the scheduled involuntary manslaughter trial in L.A. of the singer's doctor. "Please understand that this concert is doomed to fail now...Do the right thing for Michael Jackson and cancel this tribute," said the letter, posted on the Fans against Michael Forever Tribute Facebook page.

Attorneys for Jackson's estate also expressed concerns last week about the planned concert. Fans were encouraged to register in advance for tickets online and make a charity pledge.

The concert is due to be broadcast around the world on pay tv and in movie theaters.

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