TOKYO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Michael Jackson might not be lighting the stage on fire lately, as reviews from his recent London appearance prove, but he might become the King of Appearances.
Jackson is scheduled to attend a Christmas celebration in Tokyo next month that will also honor the 25th anniversary of his seminal album, “Thriller.”
The King of Pop will not sing at the "Premium Christmas Party" event, to be held Dec. 19 and hosted by Broderick Morris, CEO, Positive Productions Yokohama, and Mr. Daisuke Kodo, CEO, God Gate Investment – the same folks who shuttled him around Tokyo during his visit there last May.
“I look forward to visiting Japan again, and greeting my fans and friends,” Jackson said in a statement released by his rep Raymone Bain. “I would like to thank Messrs. Morris and Kodo for inviting me back, and for hosting the event.”
Two hundred platinum tickets are being offered at a price of 400,000 yen ($3,428). The price guarantees a "meet and greet" session with Jackson. For 200,000 yen, ticket holders will get free food and drinks and a signed photo. Only 1,600 tickets will be offered. Jackson will reportedly watch the event from a roped-off VIP area as dancers; bands and gospel singers provide entertainment, reports Reuters.
“He has many fans and friends in Tokyo, and his record sales in Tokyo exceed that of any other artist,” said co-host Morris. “We also congratulate him on the 25th Anniversary of ‘Thriller,’ and worldwide record sales of 104,000,000 units.”