Andre 'planning Jackson tribute gig'

Peter Andre is planning a Michael Jackson tribute concert.

Peter Andre is planning a Michael Jackson tribute concert.

The 'Behind Closed Doors' singer has been in "regular contact" with Michael's sister La Toya and is hoping to meet her next week to "finalise" their plans for a show.

The 36-year-old star revealed in New! magazine: "Over the last few weeks I have been in regular contact with La Toya Jackson about some kind of tribute for her brother, Michael.

"Everyone who knows me knows how much I idolised Michael and how much his music influenced me, so I feel really honoured to be part of this. There isn’t anything quite set in stone yet but we have four or five ideas, including a tribute concert or a TV special.

"La Toya is flying to the UK next week, so we are going to meet up and hopefully put our ideas into action. La Toya is one of the few Jacksons I haven’t met yet, so I am really looking forward to spending some time with her."

A tribute show for Jackson has been announced to take place in Vienna, Austria, in September.

It is being organised by World Awards Media GmbH and Michael’s brother Jermaine and will take place at the Schoenbrunn Palace.

Unconfirmed reports suggest U2, Madonna, Lionel Richie and Whitney Houston could all be performing.

Jackson – who died in June - was due to stage a 50-night residency in London starting from July, and many had presumed a concert in honour of him would take place in the UK capital.

More in this section

Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

ieFood pic
ieFood Logo

In the Kitchen with

 Video Series

Join Colm O'Gorman in his kitchen as he makes flatbreads in minutes and crispy air fryer chicken. Explore why he thinks chilli is the spice of life, and find out why his 50-year-old food mixer is his most important piece of kitchen equipment. Friday, September 17, 12pm

Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

great irish summer

From walking and hiking, to day trips and camping, your guide to holidays at home in 2021


The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up