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Michael Jackson Fans Upset Over Slashed Ticket Prices for Tribute Concert

Seats for show in Wales are being heavily discounted

September 9, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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The Jackson Family at a press conference announcing the "Michael Forever" tribute concert.
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Michael Jackson fans are furious over reports that promoters of the Michael Forever tribute concert in Wales have slashed ticket prices and offered two-for-one deals in order to combat slow ticket sales for the event. Fans in a Facebook group called Fans Against Michael Forever Tribute posted a link to the promotion, noting that the discount would not apply to tickets already purchased for the October 8th show.

In addition to feeling ripped off by this new ticket promotion, fans were also angered by the clarification that Beyoncé's involvement will be limited to a pre-taped segment rather than a live performance via satellite, as previously promised.

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This is only the latest setback for the Michael Forever Tribute. The show has been denied authorization by the singer's estate, rejected by his siblings Janet, Tito and Jermaine, and was forced to drop Kiss as a headliner when organizers were criticized for condoning bassist Gene Simmons' inflammatory comments about the King of Pop's alleged child molestation. Last month, a coalition of 35 Michael Jackson fan clubs from around the world came together to call for the cancellation of the show, which is set to include performances by Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green.

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