Michael Jackson tribute show at Cork Opera House cancelled

A tribute show to Michael Jackson, ‘The Michael Jackson History Show’, which was due to take place in May at Cork Opera House, has now been cancelled.

The Echo reported last week that the show, due to take place at Cork Opera House on May 14, was in danger of being cancelled despite health ticket sales.

This morning, Cllr. Des Cahill confirmed that the tribute show to the ‘King of Pop’, has now been cancelled.

Former Lord Mayor and on the board of Cork Opera House, Cllr. Cahill told The Echo that, “to my understanding, it was the tour who cancelled, not by Cork Opera House”.

While there hasn’t been official confirmation about the tour being cancelled as of yet, a statement is expected later today from event organisers, Showtime Australia.

Michael Jackson has made headlines again in the wake of explosive documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’, which shares the story of two men who were allegedly sexually abused by the popstar when they were children.

The documentary has resulted in radio stations across the globe pulling Jackson's’ music from their playlists.

Producers of The Simpsons’ have also pulled 1993 episode ‘Stark Raving Dad’, from circulation, in which the singer starred in.

There were approximately 260 tickets sold prior to the cancellation, yet the Cork Opera House website currently states the event is now sold out.


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