La Toya Jackson Joins Tribute With First Full Live Performance in Almost 20 Years Joining Black Eyed Peas, Jamie Foxx and Christina Aguilera to Honor Her Brother at the Michael Forever Tribute

Coming out of music retirement, La Toya Jackson, Performs a heartfelt tribute for Michael

Sep 30, 2011, 14:55 ET from Global Live Events

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining the amazing A-list line up for the Michael Forever Tribute in Cardiff, Wales on October 8th is Michael's sister La Toya Jackson. Having put music performances behind her for almost twenty years, she has decided there is no better time to perform from her heart.

"I have put musical performance behind me for roughly two decades, but there will never be another magical moment such as this to celebrate Michael with his fans to perpetuate the importance of his legacy. I am honoured to share the stage with the incredible performers in this line up and am certain that nothing would make my brother smile bigger or brighter than this tribute concert. In speaking with my mother yesterday, I asked her where she thinks Michael would rather have us be, in this courtroom filled with negativity and lies or on a stage celebrating his music, his legacy and his life and she said without a second of thought, 'Celebrating his Life with family and fans. I am looking forward to putting on a great show and making my brother proud.'"

Other musical legends set to perform at the tribute concert include Gladys Knight, Alien Ant Farm, Jackson Brothers: Tito, Marlon, and Jackie, Alexandra Burke, JLS, Diversity, Pixie Lott as well as the next generation of Jacksons, the international multi-platinum artists, 3T. Beyonce, 16 time Grammy Award winning recording artist, will perform via satellite.

Michael Forever is a heart-warming show created to honour Michael as a musical icon that will forever be loved, admired and remembered!

La Toya made her debut at the MGM grand hotel in Las Vegas, tap dancing and singing with her brothers, The Jackson Five. Having been born into America's Royal Family of Music, she was exposed to music, and the business of music, all of her life and has extensively traveled the world, performing in more than 90 countries. In addition to her music successes (Heart Don't Lie, Billboard Hot 100 #56 and "Just Wanna Dance" reaching #13 on the US Billboard Hot Dance chart), Jackson penned her first book in 1991 "La Toya, Growing Up In The Jackson Family" which made media history and was on the New York Times Best Seller List at the #2 position for several weeks, selling over a million copies. A true renaissance woman, Jackson has emerged as a successful entertainer, Grammy nominated writer, best-selling author, entrepreneur, television star and international icon. Most recently known from an amazing charitable appearance from Celebrity Apprentice and her second book, STARTING OVER, making the NY Bestseller list, La Toya has been investing her time into her entrepreneurial adventures.

Michael Forever is sure to be a phenomenal and historical event created to honour Michael as a musical icon that will forever be loved, admired and remembered!

SOURCE Global Live Events