Paris Jackson is set to go on her first concert tour with AEG, the same concert promoters her family sued and lost a $40billion wrongful death case against her father, Michael Jackson, when he died of an overdose in June 2009. The 23-year-old singer will reportedly head across the pond for a show in France this weekend before coming back to the states to perform a string of gigs. Later in March,
Paris will hit the road for shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, according to TMZ. Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of an overdose of propofol administered by his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray Her famous family sued the massive concert promoter — known for being the name behind major festivals such as Coachella, Stagecoach and the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — in 2010 after Michael’s death.
They lost the suit nearly three years later when jurors decided that AEG Live wasn’t ultimately responsible despite Michael attempting to resurrect his career with an upcoming major concert under their banner. DailyMail.com contacted Paris Jackson’s and AEG representatives for comment on the potential tour. In the suit, Jackson’s mother, Katherine, claimed AEG Live should have done a thorough background check on
Murray as Michael relied on him to stay healthy ahead of the major ‘This is It’ comeback tour. The Jackson family matriarch was seeking damages for herself and her son’s three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket. The company denied hiring Murray and said he had been picked by the singer as the doctor for his upcoming shows. They said he turned to the drug propofol and found Murray,
who was willing to buy it in bulk and administer it to him on a nightly basis even though it is not meant to be used outside operating rooms. The jury found that AEG Live, while promoting the singer’s This Is It comeback concert, was not liable for Murray’s actions. Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for causing Jackson’s death and served a two-year jail sentence.
Two months after losing the suit, Katherine sought a new trial in the Los Angeles Superior Courts and asked for another chance to convince a jury that AEG should be found liable. The Jackson family filed an appeal challenging a judge’s decision to dismiss two AEG defendants early in the case, CEO Randy Phillips and concert tour producer Paul Gongaware, and claimed they did not have fair proceedings at the trial.