Major Jackson tribute planned for Vienna

August 10, 2009 7:24:41 AM PDT
The King of Pop is about to get a royal send-off in Vienna.

Events promoter World Awards Media GmbH says members of Michael Jackson's family and a "high-profile lineup of international stars" are planning a tribute concert to be held within a few weeks in the Austrian capital.

Organizers say they'll announce the date soon, but the venue is set: Vienna's former imperial Schoenbrunn Palace.

They would not confirm Austrian media reports that the outdoor tribute may include U2, Madonna, Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston.

There were conflicting reports Monday about the date. Some said the tribute still might be held Aug. 29, which would have been Jackson's 51st birthday. Others said it will be staged in mid-September.

Jackson died June 25.

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