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The Jackson Brothers are set to headline a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Tokyo, Japan later this year, it's been reported.

Just days after the Michael Forever Tribute Concert that was hosted in Cardiff last weekend, the family of Michael Jackson have announced that they will be hosting another big-budget tribute show in Tokyo.

Jackie, Marlon and Tito Jackson – without Randy, according to his Twitter account – will perform as the Jacksons, singing "around 15 songs". It's not clear whether these will be drawn exclusively from the siblings' old repertoire, or also from Michael's solo hits.

At Saturday's Michael Forever bonanza, the three brothers joined JLS for a rendition of Blame it on the Boogie. JLS are hoping to release that team-up as a single. "We discussed some things backstage about the future and they want to take us out for dinner to talk further," Oritsé Williams told The Sun. "It would be amazing."


In addition to the performance by the Jacksons, the Tokyo gigs will include numerous as-yet unnamed Japanese acts.

The upcoming Tokyo show will hope to achieve the carnival atmosphere achieved in the streets of Cardiff, Wales surrounding the Michael Forever Tribute Concert, where over 40,000 fedora-wearing fans blew whistles and danced to Michael’s greatest hits, en-route to the Millennium Stadium.


According to The Guardian, Katherine Jackson said at a London conference: "If Michael was alive, he would definitely have done something to help the victims of the earthquake in Japan. [He] loved children [and] he would have felt for those children who lost parents or homes".  Merchandising proceeds from the tribute concert in Tokyo will go to the charity Ashinaga which helps children affected by the Japanese earthquakes in March.

Thus far, the Jackson family have been split on the matter of tribute concerts. In particular, Randy and Jermaine have expressed their concern about drawing attention away from the trial of Michael's former doctor, Conrad Murray. Janet Jackson also refused to perform at the Cardiff show.

While Murray's trial is expected to be completed before the 13-14 December concerts, it is not clear whether Jermaine, Randy or Janet will be joining in the celebrations with the three yet to offer their support for the Tokyo event.

2 years on from his unexpected death at the age of 50 in June 2009, Michael Jackson's personal items went under the hammer at Julien's Auction House in beverly Hills, with a portion of proceeds from the auctions being donated to the Shambala Preserve in California, which has housed Jackson's two Bengal tigers since closing Neverland Ranch in 2006.

The iconic red and black calfskin jacket, one of two worn in the "Thriller" video and autographed by the "King of Pop" himself, notched up a total cost of $1.8million following add-ons, equal to £1.13million.

Also on sale were a sequined glove, as worn on many a stage, a fedora, the wig worn by Jackson when the ill-fated "This Is It" concert series was announced, and a pair of sunglasses, the latter selling for a cool $50,000 (£31,000).