Interesting Charity Concerts Facts:|
.: 15.11.2001 Michael Jackson concert scores top
ratings 'The Solo Years 30th Anniversary Celebration' concert special draw a record 25.7
million American viewers on CBS on Nov. 13th 2001.
.: The King Of Pop's
'The Solo Years 30th
tribute concert was TV's most-watched music special since ABC's
Anthology in 1995.
Concerts ::. Michael Jackson ::. Charity Concerts|
United We Stand: What More Can I Give?
On October 21, 2001 Michael
headlined a benefit concert titled "United We Stand: What More Can I Give?" in
which artists from all genres of music stood united together to send a message
of love to the world.
The concert finale included
many of the artists who'd performed throughout the day, joining Michael Jackson on stage
to perform "What More Can I Give?" - Michael Jackson's charity song.
The concert raised over $3 million for The Pentagon Relief
Fund, The American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, and the Salvation Army Relief
Fund in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks on the USA.
The 11-hour concert was taped for a special two-hour broadcast on American TV
(aired on 1st of November 2001) where the audience was able to donate further funds to the
cause through a toll-free telethon.
is the complete lineup for the concert:
Jackson (Man In The Mirror Performance)
Nick Carter (The Backstreet Boys)
Beyonce Knowles (Destiny's Child)
Michael McCary (Boyz II Men)
N'Sync (Justin Timberlake)
Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men)
Jackson & Friends' concerts
Michael, together with other
artists from around the globe performed two charity benifit concerts in June of
1999. Together these concerts raised millions of dollars for three charities:
The Red Cross, UNESCO, and The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
June 25, 1999 - Seoul,
Both concerts were
televised, and the final concert was aired globally over the internet!
The Korean concert was played at the Chamsil Olympic Stadium, Seoul, Korea to an
audience of 54,000 people.
Michael arrived at the stadium at 9:30 p.m., creating a lot of excitement in the
audience as people noticed his bus entering the backstage area.
The concert was
almost stopped by the incredible reaction of the crowd trying to catch a glimpse
of the King of Entertainment.
Michael appeared on stage at 10:10pm in front of a
full sold - out stadium to perform his greatest hits Medley, much like 1995 MTV
Video Music Awards.
Michael said a few words at the closing of his "Earth Song" performance, asking
for a reunification of Korea and promising
to be there when it should happen.
The concert ended after Michael's performance with fireworks and
a rain of
petals on the audience.
In addition to Michael, there were approximately 30 other performances that took
place during the 9 hour concert.
Performances were made by Michael Jackson, Status Quo, Slash, Justus Frantz, The Kelly
Family, Sasha, Barenaked Ladies,
Philip Kirkorov, Alan Parsons, Ringo Starr,
Zucchero, The Scorpions, All Saints, Boyzone, Particia Kaas, A. R. Rahman,
Luther Vandross, Helmut Lotti, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Vanessa Mae,
Gheorghiu & Alagna, Peter Maffay & Noa, U.Jurgens & M.Adorf, Andrea Bocelli and Spirit of the Dance.
June 27, 1999 - Munich,
The concert in Munich was played at the Olympic Stadium and was modeled after
the previous concert in Seoul, with many of the same performers.
Michael's set included a stage dubbed the "bridge of no return"
which was a
symbol for refugee children.
During "Earth Song" children led each other across
the bridge symbolizing the plight of refugees.
At the end of the song the bridge
was supposed to collapse and a tank would take to the stage as it did in the HIStory
Tour production of "Earth Song".
Unfortunately, during the concert an
accident has occured with the prop and Michael was slightly injured.
The bridge that Michael was standing on separated too soon, and
section fell into a pit in the stage.
Michael climbed out of the hole and
carried on with his performance of "Earth Song" and "You Are Not Alone" with no
(Later Michael did go to the hospital and was reported to
have suffered bruising, and minor burns).
Performances in the Munich concert were played by Michael Jackson, Patricia Kaas,
Steven Seagal, Status Quo,
Spirit of the Dance, H.O.T , S.E.S, Luther Vandross,
Vanessa Mae, Boys II Men, Slash, Andy Lau, The Scorpions, Philip Kirkorov, Coco
Lee, and Blackstreet.