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Is Jacko really set to thrill again?

March 3, 2009

rtr1n81s Will Jacko really do it this time?  And after almost four years as a virtual recluse, will the self-styled “King of Pop” prove worthy of his crown?

News that Michael Jackson is flying to London this week to make a “special announcement”  on Thursday sparked a flurry of expectations that he is planning a series of comeback concerts in the British capital later this year.

Such a comeback has been much talked about since the pop superstar’s acquittal in 2005 in California on charges of molesting a young boy.

But Jackson’s last attempt, in London in 2006, fizzled out in embarrassment after he managed PEOPLE-JACKSON/only a few lines of “We Are The World” at a music awards show.

Hard-core Jackson fans around the world, particularly those in Japan, have remained faithful to their idol.  But at the age of 50, and more than 25 years after reaching the apex of his career with the album “Thriller”, can Jackson still put on a full-scale show?

And, more to the point, would you pay to go and see it?

Comments

I will be going to has many of the dates that I can. he has this in his blood. Cant wait to see him move angain.

Chris

Posted by chris smith | Report as abusive
 

Would I pay for it? Absolutely! This man is a living legend…His music is brilliant and his showmanship is even better. Count me in.

Posted by Steve | Report as abusive
 

what a stupid article…mj never attempted a comeback in 2006.. i was there…he received an award. it was an awards show. oh and if you need to know that night was crazy…rihanna, beyonce etc al the biggest stars got booed off stage because everyone in the stadium..thats over 20,000 people were screamin ” we want michael”… infact any one who was any one whoo had turned up were only there because of mj.
secondly, the question isnt who would pay…but rather….who wouldnt pay?! a man who has spent all his life performinng on stage i dont think is going to find it difficult to go on stage again. anyways until we see him back…i cant wait!

Posted by farsheed | Report as abusive
 

Michael Jackson is a pedophile. Not a penny, by anyone, should be spent to see this sick, sick man. Are there no consequences these days! We need to stand up against the condoning of this behavior by people who would continue to give him adulation. Children must be protected against pedophiles. Giving him the stage just makes him think he got away with it. And, remember, pedophilia is not something that can be treated. Time and time again it has been proven that there is no cure for this. He should be in prison.

Posted by Carol | Report as abusive
 

^^Carol, Michael Jackson was acquitted of all charges in 2005 after a lengthy trial. there were stacks of exonerating evidence that made it pretty clear that, while being weird, he is no pedophile. even if you arent 100% convinced (after the Santa Barbara district police funded the biggest prosecution in its history and still couldnt get a conviction), then at least give him the benefit of the doubt. thanks.

Posted by Dan | Report as abusive
 

In America…we are innocent until proven guilty… Michael is INNOCENT… he is too kind hearted for this world full of deceit and manipulation. Last time I heard, he was acquitted or did I miss something? I would do anything to see Michael in concert…a true ICON…

Posted by PATTY | Report as abusive
 

I agree with Carol 100%. Is there no consequences in this world for people like him? Just because it was acquitted does not mean he is innocent, there was plenty more evidence that never came into the public eye. Just because he is famous does not make him different.

Posted by Anon | Report as abusive
 

As always, people are listening to “People Magazine’, “Sun magazine”, and “The Enquirer” and thinking they know EXACTLY what the facts are.
If Santa Barbara police couldn’t prove anything against him despite personal embarrassment for looking incompetent, that speaks volumes.
Michael is a HUGE target, and is a mega-payday to the unscrupulous.

Posted by Gregg | Report as abusive
 

Can Jackson still put on a full-scale show?

I really don’t know

And, more to the point, would you pay to go and see it?

I sure would

Posted by Steve | Report as abusive
 

I have read some of the commits and no matter what he did or didn’t do and I for one can’t say one way or the other if he was guilty but do think that is between him and god now. But I am still sad because this world lost one of the best when it comes to music. I have followed his career since they started out as the Jackson five and there has always been a sadness in his eyes now matter how much he smiled on the out side you could seethe sadness in his eyes. Micheal Jackson didn’t have a normal childhood and I think that was the reason for all the sadness in his life he was pushed from age 5 to be the best nothing else would be excepted. The man is dead now at age 50 give him a break and let him rest in peace if you don’t like him fine but lets just let him rest in peace everyone deserves that even him. His family needs to pull together for the sake of his children and try to give them a normal life which is what he would have wanted for them

Posted by Julia | Report as abusive
 

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