Where In The World Is Michael Jackson?: Selling Out Concert Tickets For 50 Shows In London!

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After originally announcing a concert comeback with 10 performances, Michael Jackson has increased the number of shows to 50 and in a matter of hours tickets have sold out.

The concert entitled “This Is It” kicks off on July 8, and runs through february of 2010, with every performance taking place in at the O2 arena in London.

Meanwhile, concert promoters are still negotiating with insurers to back the sometimes frail-looking singer.

No word yet whether the King of Pop plans to perform in the States or if the much publicized collaboration with Akon and Swizz Beats will debut during the concerts.

Where In The World Is Michael Jackson? Somewhere Turning 50

Prince did it on June 7th, Madonna did it on August 16th, and Michael Jackson will be doing it on August 29th.

The moonwalking, oxygen chamber sleeping, Peter Pan fan is turning 50 years old and will be releasing a compilation album in honor of the momentous occasion. The 18 track album titled King Of Pop was selected by British fans from a list of 50 songs on The Sun and GMTV websites.

Jackson recently collaborated with Akon on the track “Hold My Hand,” and even hung out with the rapper but left him “stunned” by odd behavior. Akon told UK tabloid Daily Star that the King of Pop greeted him in his pyjamas. “I was like, ‘Are you going out like that?’ He was in his pyjamas and I was waiting to see if he was going to change. He [then] grabs a scarf and puts it around his head, then he grabs the kids and puts a scarf around their heads, so I grab a scarf and put it around my head and off we go.

Akon “stunned” by odd behavior from Michael Jackson? Hello, he’s nicknamed “Wacko Jacko” by the British press. We’re stunned Akon even got the opportunity to spend time with the singer and his children.

British fans determining the lineup for a Michael Jackson birthday album? Again, he’s nicknamed “Wacko Jacko” by the British press! We’re the ones who nicknamed him the King of Pop here in the states so why do the Brits get to choose the lineup?

PHOTO: AP

Where In The World is Michael Jackson?: Holding Hands With Akon

As you eagerly await the internet leak, er debut of Michael Jackson’s collaboration with producer Swizz Beatz, the duet, “Hold My Hand,” with Senagalese-born singer Akon will have to suffice.

The song is a melodic heartfelt anthem in the same vein as Akon’s “Don’t Matter” and Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror.”

PHOTO: Akononline.com