Jermaine Jackson’s planned Michael Jackson tribue concert in Vienna has been postponed until 2010 says TMZ. Whether this means that the concert is actually postponed or perhaps never going to happen is a mystery to us. It seems like when all the talent you have booked for a show bails on you – it’s hard to actually have a tribute concert. TMZ has reported that the show is postponed because of “scheduling conflicts” and Jermaine that has issued an apology:
Citing scheduling conflicts, the event’s promoter, Georg Kindel, made the announcement today and said the concert would now take place in London. As for why the delay, Kindel said they “underestimated” the scheduling issues many of the top performers had.
As we first reported, Natalie Cole said she wouldn’t be there because she’s set to attend an event with the Dalai Lama in Memphis. Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige were promoted as being part of the event — but denied any involvement.
UPDATE — Jermaine Jackson, who was helping to put this whole thing together, just posted a long-winded apology/explanation, that reads in part, “Instead of 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 on stage at the renowned Wembley Stadium in London in June 2010.”