La Toya to sing at Jackson tribute
Published 29/09/2011 | 20:17
Michael Jackson's sister La Toya will come out of retirement to perform at a tribute concert for her brother in Wales next month.
The singer has not performed a full live set for almost 20 years, but will play alongside stars including Gladys Knight, The Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on October 8.
The Jackson Brothers, Tito, Marlon and Jackie, will also perform, and Beyonce will appear via a satellite video link.
La Toya said: "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."
She continued: "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."