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Michael Jackson tribute concert set for Sept. 26 in Vienna

09-09-2009 13:31 BJT Special Report:King of Pop Michael Jackson |

VIENNA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- A tribute concert for the late pop king Michael Jackson will be held in front of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna on Sept. 26, the concert organizer told a press conference Tuesday.

U.S. singer Michael Jackson rehearses for his comeback tour "This Is It" in this undated handout photo released in London Aug. 26, 2009(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
U.S. singer Michael Jackson rehearses for his comeback tour "This Is It"
in this undated handout photo released in London Aug. 26, 2009.
(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

About 65,000 Michael Jackson fans from around the world, as well as Jackson's mother and his children, are expected to attend the concert.

So far, 13 artists, including Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine Jackson, Mary J. Blige, R&B-Singer Akon, Soul-Vokalistin Natalie Cole, Sister Slegde, and the boy band US5, have agreed to participate in concert performances, said Georg Kindel, the concert organizer.

However, the list of actors to attend the concert has yet to be confirmed, said Kindel.

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