Boy band TVXQ member U-Know Yunho has been invited to Michael Jackson’s tribute concert in London, making him the only Asian invited to the show set to be held in the weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of the King of Pop’s death on June 25.
“Our personnel who had seen U-Know Yunho’s information and rehearsals praised him as being very talented… They said he is well suited to attend the tribute and recommended he be invited,” Mark Bush, an official involved in the show was quoted as saying by U-Know’s agency SM Entertainment on Friday.
U-Know, whose real name is Jung Yunho, has been in since Las Vegas last week to rehearse for the Korean leg of Michael Jackson’s “2010 This Is It World Tour” which he had been cast to take part in last month.
“The Tribute,” to take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 8, is being organized by the late singer’s brother Jermaine, also a former Jackson 5 member.
Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Santana, Stevie Wonder and Beyonce are amongst the A-list artists who will also attend the tribute.
Meanwhile, U-Know will perform at the “Band from MICHAEL JACKSON’s THIS IS IT the Movie with U-Know Yunho” on March 27 and 28 at Yongsan War Memorial Peace Plaza.
The singer made his debut in 2004 through his five-member boy band which is now one of the most successful K-pop acts in Asia. They reportedly have the largest fan base in the world and have enjoyed great success in the Japanese music industry in particular.
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