Since Michael Jackson's passing, there has been a perpetual string of rumors about tribute concerts to memorialize the fallen superstar. Now it seems like the first of what will likely be many events is coming together. Last week on "Larry King Live," Jermaine Jackson told the CNN host that the all-star concert — which is simply being called "The Tribute" — will be held in Vienna (and not London, as initially rumored) at the square in front of Schoenbrunn Palace, the former Emporer's home in the Austrian city. The details are still being worked out, but the show is expected to happen between September 22 and 27.
No performers have been confirmed yet, but Jermaine says that it will be impressive. "I have invited many of the most acclaimed talents of our time, and many have already confirmed to perform in honor of my beloved brother," Jermaine said on the Web site of World Awards Media, the company organizing and promoting the concert. It is expected that most of the proceeds from the show — which will likely draw 85,000 people — will go to charity, and Jermaine hopes that the tribute show will become an annual event to honor his brother's many humanitarian efforts. "I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn't music, or performing; it was improving the world. Understand this, and you begin to understand the essence of who my brother was."
Details are being finalized, but though the date and lineup are not yet set in stone, tickets to the tribute concert are scheduled to go on sale August 20.