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Old 12-31-2006, 01:04 AM   #16
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To say Vegas is his only option is a stretch. The man is still huge in Europe, South America and Asia. If anything a return to the US would be a weird move. Why not stay where his more vocal fans are? I could see MJ selling out stadiums throughout Europe next Summer quite easily if he could pull his shit together. Then again there were press reports at the end of hs 'HIStory' tour that he hated performing live - so who the hell knows?
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:25 AM   #17
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To say Vegas is his only option is a stretch.
Vegas may be the only promoters to front him the money he wants. Jacko has always had very expensive stage shows and keeping it in one city insures profit and if he cancels the odd show(Celine canned some shows) He's been known to cancel shows on a whim and this is taken in stride in Vegas whereas it very costly on international tours.

As for ASIA/S.A. and to a certain extent Europe: How many times can he play these places?

Vegas may be the quickest way for him to make CA$H, if that's his vice. IIRC, aside from One-offs he's never played several nights in the US since the BAD tour in the 80's?

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He's still an amazing performer. I think he'd do just fine with ticket sales if he did a Vegas gig. If he put together a setlist of all his best pre-Invincible(let's just forget that record), something like:

Jam
Wanna Be Startin' Something
Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough
She Drives Me Wild
Bad
Remember The Time
The Way You Make Me Feel
In The Closet
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
I Want You Back
I'll Be There
You Are Not Alone
Dirty Diana
Smooth Criminal
Rock With You
Billie Jean
Thriller
Beat It
Black Or White
Scream
Leave Me Alone
They Don't Care About Us
Stranger In Moscow
Earth Song
Heal The World
Human Nature
Man In The Mirror

He'd have PLENTY of business.
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Is he still a fantastic performer? I think his only recent evidence of performing was his piss-poor appearance on whatever that award show was where he came out and poorly sang a line from We Are the World.

I mean yeah, maybe he was just having a bad day, but can he still perform?

But yeah, I don't know how he'd do States-side. He's been much bigger elsewhere in the world for some time now.
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