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Michael Jackson's "This Is It!" Tour Sells Out - Controversy Looms

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KevinmH9, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Didn't see this anywhere on the board. I apologize if it's a d_b.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/03/13/michael-jackson-sells-out-50-london-shows-as-controversy-brews-on-secondary-market

    Michael Jackson's newest tour, "This Is It!" in London's O2 Arena completely sold out all 50 shows yesterday. There's some controversy, however, that while AEG Live authorized Viagogo as the secondary-ticket dealer, Viagogo THEN offered other secondary-ticket dealers special packages and deals who then hiked the ticket prices even higher.
     
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I was all set to ask how young a groupie has to be to get a backstage pass . . . .

    Nothing shocking about the ticket sales flap. This seems to be happening a lot with major concerts these days.
     
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    I've seen MJ in concert. The man is worth the money. He's not the most masculine fellow you'll ever see, but he does entertain.
     
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Happened with Nine Inch Nails recently and they aren't happy about it.
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    See Ticketmaster's instant-scalping outlet, TicketsNow.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Captain Obvious.
     
  7. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Nice.

    In his prime (after Thriller, before the Crayola people started drawing on his face) I would have paid top dollar to see him, not now.
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Jacko for some reason is still monstrously huge in Europe. I'm not sure over here whether he could fill up an equivalent stadium of ours — say, Giants Stadium — even once.
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    He could fill up Giants Stadium. Don't know about 50 nights, but I'd say give him three good nights with good weather, he'd have no problem. People still like his music.
     
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Liked Fark's headline: something about Jackson saying "he feels like a kid again. And I feel younger, too!"
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    There is no doubt in my mind that he would sell out Giants Stadium in 10 minutes. Maybe 10 shows.
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    And the crowd would be screaming and throwing Underoos onstage.
     
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