Michael Jackson's Family Shoots Down Tribute Concert

Singer's estate denies support for event in Wales

July 27, 2011 10:20 AM ET
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Katherine Jackson and La Toya Jackson attend the press conference announcing Global Live Evennts' International Historical Trubute Concert honoring the late pop icon Michael Jackson.
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Michael Jackson's estate have released a statement denying their support for a concert paying tribute to the late King of Pop scheduled for October 8th in Cardiff, Wales. According to the estate, they had never authorized the use of Jackson's name for the concert, which is called Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert.

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In addition to the trouble with Jackson's estate, the tribute concert has also lost support from the singer's brothers Jermaine and Randy, who announced that they were not comfortable with the fact that the show would take place during the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in his death. In a joint statement, the brothers said that they support the idea of the concert, but they feel that "the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name."

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