Promoter: Tribute shows for Jackson likely

June 30, 2009 1:20:14 PM PDT
The promoter who booked Michael Jackson for a sold-out comeback tour says a tribute show based on his canceled concerts is likely. Randy Phillips, chief executive of promoter AEG Live, told Britain's Sky News television on Tuesday that the "world needs to see" the production Jackson had been working on.

He says members of the Jackson family, and other world music stars, could take part in a tribute show using routines and sets already created for the scrapped tour.

Phillips says he believes Jackson's comeback would have been one of the best arena shows ever produced. He says a video of Jackson's rehearsals for the tour does exist.

He says Jackson said he believed he was ready for the 50 sold-out performances at London's O2 arena.

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