Michael Jackson tribute tour to be launched by David Gest, Tito Jackson, and more


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David Gest—a concert promoter and longtime Jackson family friend perhaps best known as the short-term spouse of Liza Minnelli—is spearheading a tribute to the late King of Pop entitled “A Jackson Named Michael: Remembering a Legend.”

Reuters reports that Gest has recruited Michael’s brother Tito and sister Rebbie, singer Deneice Williams, and others to sing songs and tell stories from the late icon’s life, and participate in a question-and-answer session with audience members at a series of dates throughout Europe and the U.K.

“The majority of the show will be reminiscences and stories about Michael that the public has never heard,” he said in a statement.

The tour is scheduled to kick off  in the U.K. in March of 2012; a controversial one-night tribute to Michael is still scheduled for this Oct. 8 in Cardiff, Wales.

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  • Julia

    I love Michael so much,so does my boyfriend.He is wealthy and considerate.I met him via Meetrich.c0M——It’s a nice place for seeking excellent and rich men,which gives you a chance to make your life better and open opportunities for you to meet the attractive men and treat you like a queen.Maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends

  • missunderstood1958

    The hijacking of Michael Jackson’s estate continue. These family & friends are disgraceful. They just want to fill their own pockets and the hell with his children….HIS RIGHTFUL heirs.
    I hope fans continue to boycott this crap and all other money grab scams they come up with.

  • woody

    another tribute on 2012?! woah! why wont they leave mj alone… they’re just filling up their pockets..no need for another tribute it has done lot of time., he will always be remember in our simple way,. nothing else left right in the world of entertainment!!

  • Claire

    It’s one cash grab after another. The Estate already squashed like a bug a MJ Tribute scam last month:

    Google up: ” The Jackson Tribute Fragrances”

  • pd

    hating on this family isnt gonna make you rich and doesn’t pay the bills they are damned if they do or dont how would you like it if people told your family what to do

  • idviceroy

    This sounds like a bad idea, right from the start. When it comes to the Jacksons, there are 3 camps within the family: those who have lost there minds (LaToya), those who are sane (Janet, Randy) and those who bounce b/w the two (mom, dad, etc). I always put Rebbie in the ‘sane’ category. Can’t believe she lost her mind and went for this.

  • Michael

    Seems like Michael’s family is trying just like his dad, to milk too much out of his death. Let Michael rest in peace already, which I doubt will happen, especially since his estate is still going to be in the red for the next decade at least.

  • Janice

    It is because of the Love Child daughter of John Lennon.

  • Mrs Sparkes

    I actually think this one may be far better than the farce that’s going on in wales. I mean look at what David Gest did for Michael’s madison square gardens anniversary gig, that was good.

    He has experience with this sort of thing, he’s a pretty good organiser & was a very good friend of Michael’s!

    i think he’s more likely to make a better job of something respectful of Michael!

    i understand the anger at people always cashing in on Michael, but I honestly don’t think this is what this one is going to be about.

    I think david as a good long term friend of Michael’s know’s the fans said they hate the idea of the farce that is the wales so called “tribute” and that they wanted a tribute that would be not only respectful of Michael but wouldn’t clash with the court dates & this doesn’t do that!

    Just give this one a chance I say!

  • Lesilie Jaynes

    No US. dates?? I have and always will love Michael Jackson, I was blessed to see him duirng BAD tour. I know that many in the US turned their backs on Michael to the point where he saught refuge elswhere, but know that there are many loyal US fans, who are hurting, and loving and celebrataing this wonderful human beings life. Please don’t forget about the US fans who never left Michael and always believed him to be an angel on this Earth, we miss him but will stand by his side for all time.. JUSTICE4MJ! LOVE LIVES FOREVER!!!

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