Michael Jackson family to announce ‘Thriller’ of concert tribute

Michael Jackson family to announce

‘Thriller’ of concert tribute

July 21, 2011
 Michael Jackson Thriller concert

Members of Michael Jackson’s family have called a press conference for Monday in Beverly Hills to announce a concert tribute to the late pop star that will benefit charities in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

Jackson’s mother, Katherine, will be joined at the Beverly Hills Hotel by his siblings Marlon, Tito, Jackie and LaToya  to reveal details of the tribute, with strong hints in the press release that it will focus on Jackson’s “Thriller” album. The press release issued Thursday referred to the concert as a “thriller of an event,” which is being coordinated by the family members and promoter Global Live Events, not Jackson’s estate.

A spokeswoman for the event said no other information is available until Monday’s press conference. Pop & Hiss will carry more details after the announcement.

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Photo: An image from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Credit: MJJ Productions. 

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