Michael Jackson Planning Australian Tour Before His Death

 
Michael Jackson Planning Australian Tour Before His Death

28 June 2009

Michael Jackson was planning to tour Australia after his London O2 Arena residency.

Randy Phillips, the CEO of AEG Live, an American company who were responsible for his world tour told The LA Times that Australia was part of Michael Jackson's international tour plans.

After his 50 concert run at O2 Arena, Jackson would have headed to Australia, Europe, India, China and Japan before then heading to his homeland of America.

"We felt London was the right place to start this comeback," Phillips said.

"Do I think the international marketplace is a little less judgmental than America can be? Yes. There was a calculated reason we did that.

"We figured we start over there and work our way back into America."

It has been reported that while AEG claimed they were very confident about Jackson's health leading up to his concerts, they also took out a very hefty life insurance policy on him to protect their assets should something happen to his health that prevented the costly performances going ahead.


Share

Comments (0)

Post Your Own Comment

Login to post comments!

Please login or sign-up for free!

Take 40 Loves

JLaw leads a revolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (own it now on digital or on Blu-Ray & DVD March 6) -- join the rebellion!
Join Now
The Summer's hottest event kicks off this weekend! Future Music Festival's huge lineup of stars is headlined by Avicii, Drake and The Prodigy. Touring nationally!
Find Out More
Based on George R.R. Martin's bestselling books, Game of Thrones The Complete Fourth Season is now available
On Blu-ray & DVD
Follow Take 40 on Twitter today and receive the latest music, celebrity and entertainment news on your feed!
Follow us
Change the past, risk the future. If you had the chance, what would you change? Check out the trailer now!
In cinemas Feb 26