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Jacko show will be ace, honest

By | Published on Thursday 14 May 2009

Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG Live, the promoters of Michael Jackson’s upcoming comeback shows at the O2 Dome has assured us all that they will be the “most cutting edge ever” and use “technology that’s never been used before in live entertainment”.

And by that he isn’t referring to the technology they’ll need in order to get Jacko upright and on stage. He reckons the singer will be able to do that by himself. He said that rehearsals for the shows at a soundstage in California were going better than hoped for.

Phillips said: “We’re using technology that’s never been used before in live entertainment. Originally we tried to keep the show down to 90 minutes, but Michael has so many must-do songs in his repertoire that the shows now will be two-plus hours. Michael’s in incredible physical shape, he’s got tremendous stamina, he’s been working out aerobically preparing for this, and he is totally engaged. He sounds like Michael Jackson. He is laser-focussed on making this the greatest entertainment event that fans have ever seen”.

Which would be good, because at the moment it’s looking like being the most sued entertainment event there’s ever been.