Jackson’s London concert Postponed

Concert organizers announced Wednesday that the start of Michael Jackson’s highly anticipated concert series in London this summer would be pushed back a few days, and in the case of some of the concerts, several months.

A delayed start for Jackson’s This Is It concert series is necessary “in order to meet the challenges presented by such a massive and technically complex show,” according to a message sent to ticket-holders by concert promoter AEG Live.

“We apologize to all disappointed Michael Jackson fans and remain extremely dedicated and focused on creating an exceptional live music experience,” said producer and director Kenny Ortega, who is collaborating with Jackson on the shows.

Jackson Tour: 500 Dancers fly to LA for Auditions

Michael Jackson Sources 500 Dancers Fly to Los Angeles for Extraordinary Auditions

Rehearsals for the Michael Jackson shows are well underway and already the King of Pop is hard at work preparing his concerts with show director Kenny Ortega and contributing choreographer and dancer from the Dangerous and HIStory tours, Travis Payne.

Shrouded in secrecy and the subject of much speculation as to their content, the shows have created a level of excitement never witnessed before. Fittingly, for such an out of this world show, rehearsals are taking place south of Silicone Valley, west of the NASA Space Center!

One of the highlights of rehearsals has been the dance auditions. With over 5,000 applications received, the number was narrowed down to 500 potential candidates, flying into California from all over America, and as far away as Australia, Canada, Japan, Europe, UK, and South America. They are some of the greatest dancers the world has to offer, and they were there for one reason – Michael! His influence inspired many of them to become dancers in the first place.