Jackson’s Mother Praises Vienna Tribute ConcertBy WENN
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
MICHAEL JACKSON’s grieving mother KATHERINE has praised her son JERMAINE for organising the King of Pop’s upcoming tribute concert in Vienna, Austria - calling the event “a wonderful idea”.
The 26 September (09) show is being put together by Jackson’s elder brother, who has reportedly asked stars including Whitney Houston, John Mayer and Lionel Richie to join him for the show.
Just last week (begs17Aug09) over one million fans logged online to request tickets to the concert.
Austrian event promoters, World Awards Media GmbH have released a hand-signed letter from Katherine Jackson dated on Thursday (20Aug09), addressing the public support since her son’s tragic death in June (09).
She writes, “An event of this dimension not only keeps Michael’s spirit alive, more than that: It gives millions of fans the opportunity to experience his music and celebrate the life of my son. I am sure Michael would love it. I fully support Jermaine’s endeavours to spread Michael’s important message of making a better world for us all… (I am) overwhelmed by the worldwide love and support that my beloved son Michael has received over the past month.”
Jermaine is expected to name the performers later this month (Aug09).
Thriller hitmaker Jackson died on 25 June (09) after suffering a cardiac arrest, aged 50.