Jackson Breaks Records; ALL 50 London Shows Sell-Out In Hours

Published: Friday 13th Mar 2009 by Sam
Jacko Breaks Records; ALL 50 London Shows Sell-Out In Hours
Many have tried to count out the King of Pop Michael Jackson, however the 50 year old moved one step further to silencing his critics today, a day on which he smashed records with the tickets sales for his comeback shows at London’s 02:

Tickets for Michael Jackson’s 50 live dates at London’s O2 arena have sold out, meaning that a staggering one million tickets to see the singer have been bought in a matter of hours.

Dates for the summer residency, beginning on 8 July, had been extended to 50 nights – one for each year of Jackson’s life. The singer is said to be “thrilled” by the response, though no doubt his promoters are even happier. “Not only are these concerts unparalleled, these records have never been broken,” said Randy Phillips, of promoters AEG Live. “We knew this was show business history, but this is a cultural phenomenon”.

Tickets only went on sale on Friday 13 March, with pre-sale allocation available yesterday, and Ticketmaster described the demand as “unprecedented”. Fans queued overnight outside the O2 arena in Greenwich, east London, in the hope of avoiding jammed phonelines. However, those not lucky enough to secure a ticket can head to eBay to buy them second hand, providing they are prepared to pay between £170 and £10,000.

Jackson confirmed details of his O2 arena residency last week with the words: “When I say this is it, I mean this is it,” prompting many to question whether this will be his farewell tour. {Source}

Go MJ! After finding out that even the majority of the press (TGJ included) didn’t have any review tickets set aside, I started my day early in a quest to secure tickets; a quest which, after much hustle and bustle, saw me land tickets for one of the August shows in the *very very* sought-after A2 block (the first block following the stage, right in the middle). August really couldn’t come any sooner!

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