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Jacko happy with 50 shows, say AEG

By | Published on Friday 5 June 2009

The promoters of Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’ run of 50 shows at the O2 Dome this summer have said that claims that the star told fans that he only really wanted to do ten shows are untrue.

As previously reported, The Sun reported earlier this week that Jacko made the claim when talking to fans outside the rehearsals for his big O2 comeback show, which are taking place in Burbank, California. He reportedly said: “I don’t know how I’m going to do 50 shows, I’m not a big eater, I need to put some weight on”, before alleging: “I only wanted to do 10, and then take the tour around the world to other cities. I went to bed knowing I sold 10 dates, and woke up to the news I was booked to do 50”.

But in a statement, AEG Live’s President & CEO Randy Phillips dismissed the claims, saying: “This is not true; Michael Jackson was thrilled at selling 50 shows. The size and scale of this show would not be possible without an extended run, which Michael has been fully on board with from the very beginning. He has not agreed to a world tour at this point, however, he can at any time”.



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