Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Guess Who's Back-O
Michael Jackson's career seemed all but over. Molestation charges, rumors of multiple mysterious illnesses and odd photographs of him wearing a face mask, dangling his child over a balcony or obliging his children to wear face masks have all conspired to put a huge dent in the King of Pop's image. Now, eight years after his last performance and just in time for the 25th anniversary of his megahit album "Thriller", Jackson has announced a series of shows this summer at London's O2 arena. The gig is no doubt a decision made necessary by Jackson's recent monetary struggles: an almost-auctioned Neverland Ranch, a contested auction of his personal memorabilia and even a lawsuit brought on by a Bahraini prince who says Jackson borrowed $7 million from him. Jacko says it'll be his last time performing — in London — which leaves the door open for a few more comeback and/or farewell shows.