Quite annoyed to be honest. Email Received from TicketMaster
This afternoon Michael Jackson producers will be announcing the rescheduling and change of the opening shows in order to meet the challenges presented by such a large and technically complex concert.
Please allow us to apologise. It was not an easy decision to change the schedule but in the end we wanted to ensure that all of Michael's fans attending the concerts get the same quality in staging and level of entertainment.
We are writing to let you know that the 10 July concert that you purchased tickets for at the O2 arena has now been rescheduled for 1 March 2010. The tickets you receive will be printed with the rescheduled date and you will have the same seat originally purchased. You do not have to do anything as you will be automatically allocated the same seats and moved to the revised date.
If you cannot attend the revised date and want a full refund including booking fee, please contact us at [email protected]
or via our Michael Jackson Support line on 0844 277 9982.
Tickets will be dispatched closer to the event date.
Thank you for your understanding. Michael, who is directly involved with all aspects of the styling/choreography/band selection and rehearsals, is working around the clock to ensure this is the show to end all shows! We look forward to seeing you on 1st March 2010.
Ticketmaster - sent on behalf of AEG Live
Jackson delays opening tour dates
Jackson announced his comeback shows in March this year
Pop star Michael Jackson has delayed the opening four nights of his This Is It UK tour at London's O2 arena.
Concert promoters AEG Live said the delay was necessary because the singer needed more time for dress rehearsals.
The first show, on 8 July, has been pushed back by five nights. Three other July dates will not take place until March 2010.
Fans, who were told of the rescheduled dates in an email, have reacted with a mixture of anger and support.
"What difference is a week going to make in the grand scheme of things?" wrote Pam A on a Michael Jackson messageboard.
"I had plane tickets booked from Canada," wrote a fan calling themselves janmic.
"I'm supposed to be returning home on July 9th. I am really not impressed."
The affected dates are as follows:
8 July - moved to 13 July, 2009
10 July - moved to 1 March, 2010
12 July - moved to 3 March, 2010
14 July - moved to 6 March, 2010