*Producer David Gest is teaming with Michael Jackson’s siblings Tito and Rebbie, as well as others close to the star for a singing and spoken-word tribute tour to the late King of Pop.
“A Jackson Named Michael: Remembering a Legend,” kicks off in the United Kingdom in March 2012, and follows another tribute set for October in Wales that has caused some controversy among fans of the “Thriller” singer, reports Reuters.
Gest announced Monday that his show will feature Tito, Rebbie and friend Deniece Williams singing tunes and telling tales about Jackson’s life and career. Plans also call for a question-and-answer session with audience members.
“The majority of the show will be reminiscences and stories about Michael that the public has never heard,” Gest said in a statement.
The tour also follows the October U.K. release of Gest’s documentary film, ‘Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon,” which Jackson’s mother and family matriarch Katherine Jackson called “a tremendous achievement.”
“This is not my story, but the story of many of Michael’s friends’ recollections,” she said in a statement.
Katherine Jackson is just one of the family’s members who has backed a one-night tribute planned for October 8 in Cardiff, Wales. But that tribute has caused some fans to cry foul over the singers who were invited, the charities benefiting from ticket sales and its timing during Murray’s trial.