While millions of fans are mourning the loss of Michael Jackson, thousands of fans who purchased tickets to his This Is It tour this summer are upset that they may be out a lot of money.
As Hollyscoop reported earlier, the 50-show run at the O2 Arena was expected to be the highest-grossing concert of all time. Over $85 million in tickets had been sold for the shows. $30 million has been spent on production, plus the $10 million AEG has fronted Michael for an advance.
Michael passed away just 24 hours ago, but we hear that Justin Timberlake is already in talks to save his summer tour.
JT is apparently rallying support for a special memorial show at London’s O2 Arena to mourn the death of the King of Pop and allow fans to pay their respects.
“Michael was Justin’s idol, like he was for many artists,” says a source close to the singer. “Right now he’s still in shock but already there is a big feeling that he and maybe some others in the entertainment industry should do something to show their admiration for Michael and his music.
“Michael was working so hard to make his comeback in London work so it would be fitting if Justin and some of his friends fulfilled at least some of that commitment in some small way.”
If Justin can pull that off, it would be an amazing concert. Rally up the troops like Chris Brown, Kanye West, Rihanna and Madonna and they can have one of the best concerts to date! What do you guys think of the idea?