Thursday, 5 March 2009
Michael Jackson's unforgettable farewell or last failure?
Today is a memorable day for all Michael Jackson's fans, who have been eagerly expecting his return to the scene. For the last few days rumors had it that Jackson was to embark on a world tour, others mentioned only concerts at O2 Arena in London and some thought of this as another prank. All can take a deep breath and lean back as this has been made official: Michael Jackson is going to perform 10 concerts in a row at O2 Arena in London and his official web site states that these performances will be his farewell with the music business. The gigs are expected to be sold out in no time, although I have certain doubts that he is going to have as successful shows as expected. I am quite surprised by the ticket prices, which happen to be pretty cheap for a star of his rang, but I guess when you've hit the bottom you cannot afford being extremely greedy. I have less than a week to decide if I want to go to any of his concerts and it is gonna be a tough decision, because I do like his work quite a lot, but I am pretty sure that these will be his weakest "tour" in his career.
Here is the statement:
"This Is It" History In The Making As The King Of Pop Michael Jackson Performs In London For The Last Time
10 shows at the O2 Arena in London
Starting July 8th
(London, March 5, 2009) - The King of Pop returns to reign over London this summer.
Michael Jackson has announced today that he is returning to the stage for a historic 10 shows at the O2 Arena performing in London for the last time. The King of Pop performs his greatest hits for the event of the summer, the concerts of 2009 and the decade's hottest gigs. This really is 'It'!
One of the most eagerly awaited returns to the stage of all time, Michael Jackson has not played a series of concerts since he last toured 12 years ago. These dramatic shows promise an explosive return with a band of the highest calibre, state-of-the-art stage show and incredible surprise support acts.
"I am coming to London to play the songs my fans want to hear." - Michael Jackson
Opening with 10 nights at the O2 Arena on July 8th. Ticket price £75 / £65 / £50, with booking fees.
"We are delighted to facilitate the return of The King of Pop, long may he reign! Michael at The 02 this summer will surely be the highlight of the musical year. When Michael Jackson performs, the eyes of the World will be watching. Look out for an International flavour to the audience, as this will be his only concerts in the WORLD this year!" - Rob Hallett, President International Touring, AEG Live.
Starting today visit www.MichaelJacksonLive.com or text 'MJ' to 81707 for your chance to join the presale. Text costs 10p to 12p dependent on network. UK only.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 7am Friday, March 13th and will be available through www.MichaelJacksonLive.com
An exclusive new Michael Jackson video showcasing his electric performances over the years will make a record breaking debut on Sunday, March 8th at 9:30pm on ITV. Michael Jackson will be the only artist ever to take over an entire ad break.
One of the world's most popular entertainers Michael Jackson has sold over 750 million units worldwide and is one of very few artists to be inducted twice into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognised Michael Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and Thriller as The Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award.