25 March 2009
COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN is desperate to score a ticket to one of MICHAEL JACKSON's comeback concerts - after missing out when the shows went on sale earlier this month (Mar09).
The rocker is a huge fan of the King Of Pop and was thrilled when Jackson announced his upcoming This Is It run at London's O2 arena.
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But he was devastated after the Thriller legend's 50-date residency sold out within hours of going on general sale, leaving Martin without a ticket to much-hyped shows.
He says, "I was looking at it on the Internet and thought, 'I'd better buy some for myself' and I couldn't. They were totally sold out.
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"To sell out like that is a testament to talent. It is just amazing to sell out 50 shows in one city in a big arena. It's the biggest comeback since Lazarus. It's good news - but not for me."
Jackson's gigs kick off on 8 July (09) and will run into February 2010.
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