Show number 50 has just been added. If Michael Jackson sells out the 20,000 capacity London O2 Arena every night of the tour (and let’s face it, it’s bound to happen) he will have sold a staggering ONE MILLION tickets. Read about it on the BBC website
Update 20:02pm: although the BBC say there are 50 shows, Ticketmaster only lists 45 at present (90 search results, as they have a page set up on their system for each ‘Thriller Hospitality Package’ and a separate page for each standard ticket package)
Update 20:21pm: a visit to the official MJ site and it all becomes clearer. The first 45 shows presale allocation sold out, and the 5 extra dates will be onsale for the first time tomorrow morning (Friday) at 7am UK Time
Here is a cut n paste of the latest news announcement
Record-breaking 45 shows sell out presale allocation!
Final 5 shows available for on sale 7am [GMT] Friday!
The ticket allotment for the presale has been sold. Michael Jackson has added five more concerts to his historic return to the stage at London’s O2 Arena, making this a half-century of shows. Tickets are available across all 50 shows for the general sale at 7am, Friday 13th March 2009.
Records have tumbled:
* The biggest audience ever to see an artist in one city.
* The most amount of people to attend a series of arena shows.
* The fastest ticket sales in history.
By the end of the 50 concerts, 1 million fans will have witnessed one of the greatest musical events in history. The figures speak for themselves – 360,000 tickets sold in 18 hours during the pre sale so far, that is 20,000 tickets per hour, 33 tickets per minute!
Michael is said to be ‘thrilled’ by the response and wanted as many fans to share the experience with him as possible. This will be the last chance to see the King of Pop in London, this really is it!
I think they mean 333 tickets per minute, not 33 :)
It would have been more impressive if they’d reported these tickets sales as 5 tickets per second! (which is also true)
Interesting to note they say 360,000 tickets have sold so far. So potentially 640,000 will be going onsale tomorrow morning. Only 36% of the tickets have gone.. hmmm. Any thoughts? Please leave your comments