August 6, 2011 16:36
Craig David: 'I've been booked for Michael Jackson tribute concert'
R&B singer says it will be an 'honour' to play at controversial gig
The R&B singer said he was "honoured" to be booked for the gig, which is scheduled to take place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on October 8.
Writing on his official Facebook page, David said:
I am honoured to announce I will be performing alongside some of the world's greatest artists at the Michael Jackson tribute concert.
The Southampton singer's career has been on the slide since being mercilessly parodied on TV sketch show Bo Selecta, whose title was based on Artful Dodger's 1999 David-featuring track 'Rewind'.
Ticket registration for the tribute gig was due to open on Thursday (August 4), but has now been put on hold.
Chris Hunt, chairman at promoter Global Live Events, told the Western Mail:
We will be announcing an incredible line-up very soon. The registration period was put on hold because we want people to know who they are registering to see.
The tribute concert has divided opinion in the Jackson family. Although his mother Katherine Jackson, sister La Toya and brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie are all thought to be behind the event, brothers Jermaine and Randy have labelled the gig 'inappropriate' and 'ill-timed'.
The duo criticised the timing of the gig, which coincides with the trial of doctor Conrad Murray, who is accused of causing Michael Jackson's death. Jackson died aged 50 in the summer of 2009.
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