The world mourns the loss of Michael Jackson as questions arise about the performer’s planned 50-show residency in London. These stories and more are in the daily tour recap for June 26, as compiled by TicketNews.
The legendary pop musician known widely as the King of Pop died at the age of 50 on June 25. The sudden loss of the performer stunned fans and the music industry, and many of Jackson’s friends and collaborators issued remembrances of their time with the King.
Despite the revered performer’s death, business must go on, and many in the concert and ticketing industries where left dealing with the aftermath of Jackson’s death today. Industry analysts have weighed in on the potential expenses faced by AEG Live, which was promoting Jackson’s planned 50-date residency at the O2 Arena in London. Meanwhile, primary and secondary ticketing companies have had the more immediate challenge of issuing Michael Jackson ticket refunds for the mostly sold-out concert series, which was set to launch July 13.
Developments in the Michael Jackson story will likely continue over the weeks to come, and TicketNews will be there to report them. For now, though, the music goes on with other concert and tour itinerary updates in brief:
Backstreet Boys will be performing internationally at the end of the year for their This Is Us Tour. The boy band is currently scheduled for 15 performances from September 29 at Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore, SIN, through December 6 at KB Hallen in Frederiksberg, DEN. Except for the opening night, most dates on the tour are booked for the UK and Europe, including an October 31 show at Palacio de Deportes in Madrid, SPA, a November 10 gig at the O2 in London, ENG, and a November 23 concert at O2 World in Berlin, GER.
Motorhead has filled in its fall calendar with more dates for its North American tour. The outing begins August 28 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, and ends October 9 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV. The newly confirmed concert dates are on the books for September 26 at Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO, and October 7 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.
Stephen Marley will spend most of his summer supporting Snoop Dogg and Slightly Stoopid on tour, but that hasn’t stopped the performer from filling his itinerary with a few solo performances. Marley will be the main act on July 21 at Belly Up in Aspen, CO; July 23 at The Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, AZ; July 28 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre in Austin, TX; July 29 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA; and August 4 at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC.