*Smokey Robinson and the rock band KISS have been added to the Michael Jackson tribute concert in October that will also headline Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and JLS, the promoters told CNN Monday.
Alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm and British R&B singer Craig David are also on the bill. Other major artists may be announced soon to round out the roster of acts for “Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert” in Cardiff, Wales, according to promoter Global Live Events.
Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the musical family, appeared on CNN Monday to discuss the show, which will also include performances by several of Michael Jackson’s brothers, “the next generation of Jacksons,” and 3T, which consists of Tito Jackson’s three sons. [Scroll down to watch Katherine Jackson’s CNN interview.]
Fans can “register their interest for tickets” online at http://www.michaelforevertribute.com/ through Thursday, the promoter said. A lottery will determine which fans will be invited to purchase tickets, it said.
The concert in the Wales Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which seats 75,000 people, would be at least four hours long, Global Live Events CEO Chris Hunt said.