Fans who couldn't snag tickets to the Michael Forever tribute concert for Michael Jackson can still land front row seats from the comfort of their own homes.
Milyoni and Ridgeline Entertainment announced on Friday, Sept. 30, that they will be partnering with Facebook to bring fans the first ever live Pay-Per-View event available to the social networking site's global audience. Users can purchase access to the broadcast from Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales for 40 Facebook credits ($3.99) prior to the Oct. 8 show, or for 50 Facebook credits ($4.99) on the day of the event.
Furthering the social experience, viewers will be able to like, comment, chat and share the concert experience with fellow fans around the world. Merchandise will also be made available through a shopping cart application embedded within the Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert Facebook page.
"The ability to broadcast concerts into every corner of the globe and connect directly with fans through Facebook is the most significant opportunity that can happen within the entertainment industry today," said Ridgeline's executive producer, Charlie Stuart Gay. "We are fortunate that technology can complement the producers and artists to pay tribute in a manner that is as utterly unique as the legend that will forever remain 'The King of Pop.'"
The show lineup includes the Black Eyed Peas, Leona Lewis, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson, Craig David, Alexandra Burke, Alien Ant Farm, JLS, Diversity, Pixie Lott and a special video contribution from Beyonce.
Dr. Conrad Murray is currently on trial for involuntary manslaughter in connection to the late Jackson's 2009 death. The case is being broadcast live on HLN.