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It's a tribute—and a location—fit for a king. The King of Pop, that is.

A European promoter and Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine are hyping a massive star-studded concert set to take place at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Palace at the end of September in honor of the Gloved One.

"I have invited many of the most acclaimed talents of our time and many have already confirmed to perform in honor of my beloved brother," Jermaine says on the event's website.

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While Jermaine did not name names, Austrian papers have reported that Madonna, U2, Lionel Ritchie and Whitney Houston are among the artists who will cover 15 to 20 Jackson classics. The Jackson siblings are also expected to perform in some capacity.

The show is likely to take place sometime between Sept. 22 and Sept. 27 at an 85,000-seat venue typically utilized every summer by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, not rock stars. Jermaine is hoping to televise the concert worldwide.

News that the Schoenbrunn Palace would play host leaked shortly after management at London's O2 Arena—where the Moonwalker was set to perform 50 shows before his untimely death—smacked down rumors that a tribute was being organized there for the late singer.

Jermaine told CNN's Larry King last night that his brother loved castles so Vienna was fitting location. Jermaine also said he hoped the gig would become an annual affair to raise money for the kinds of charities Michael so passionately cared about when he was alive.

"I want to make people aware of the humanitarian side of Michael," said Jermaine. "I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn't music, or performing; it was improving the world. Understand this, and you begin to understand the essence of who my brother was."

Tickets are expected to go on sale Aug. 20.


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