Jackson fan Damien pays tribute
DAMIEN Shields claims he is the biggest Michael Jackson fan and to prove it will hold a tribute concert in Brisbane next month.
The 21-year-old said he has been a fan of Michael Jackson for the past 10 years.
“Seeing his videos on TV as a little kid Michael Jackson was always fascinating and brilliant for me,” Mr Shields said.
“Michael Jackson is far more than an entertainer and I have never known of a more generous person.”
Mr Shields said the concert would be a tribute to everything Michael Jackson and his music stood for.
“It will include incredible dance groups, a vocal harmony group, solo singing and dancer performances,” he said.
“It will be a celebration of love, incorporating great entertainment and sharing Michael Jackson’s magic with the audience,” he said.
His own act is called “Damien Shields - The Ultimate Tribute to the King of Pop” and features Michael Jackson’s greatest hits and his iconic stage costumes.
“It also features all the moves that made him the greatest dancer of our lifetime,” Mr Shields said.
Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to the Make A Wish charity. “Michael Jackson was all about giving and helping the less-fortunate and Make A Wish is a charity that he supported,” Mr Shields said.
“We thought it would not be a fitting tribute to Michael unless we adopted his message completely.”
The concert Australia Salutes Michael Jackson will be live at The Arena, Fortitude Valley in Brisbane on December 4.