Michael Jackson’s 50 London concerts sell out

LONDON, Saturday March the 14th

Tickets for Michael Jackson’s 50 London concerts sold out within hours of becoming available, organizers said Friday.

The shows are scheduled to kick off in July and stretch into February. The pop singer has said the series, entitled “This is It,” will be his last in the British capital.

Tickets were priced between 50 pounds and 75 pounds (54 Euro and 81 Euro) — but some were went for hundreds of pounds (euro) on internet auction sites.

While Jackson has said the shows will be his last in London, there has been speculation they could be part of a world tour. Jackson, who has sold more than 750 million albums and won 13 Grammys, hasn’t undertaken a a major tour since 1997 or released an album of new material since 2001.

If you want to have an idea of what is expected from the show help yourself with this commercial (click on “commercial):

Unfortunatelly there are some worries regarding this massive event.

Rumors of financial difficulties and health problems – in 2008 he was photographed being pushed in a wheelchair – have swirled around the famously eccentric star in recent years.

Last year he sold his iconic Neverland ranch and he has spent much of his time since his acquittal living in Bahrain.

Michael Jackson may have sold out his London concerts, but insurance companies fear the tour may be too much of a thriller.

Promoter AEG Live is having trouble lining up an insurer to cover a seven-month run by the famously frail pop star, London’s Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

AEG has lined up insurance for the first 10 dates, but may be forced to self-insure the rest of the performances at the O2 arena between July and February.

How many concerts do you think he will manage to perform?

Written by Luca Aquilanti

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