The Michael Jackson economic stimulus package
Singer’s London residency will bring in £1 billion
May 8, 2009
The King Of Pop has sold out 50 dates at the
venue, with the shows tipped to bring in £1 billion for the economy,
according to second-hand ticket website Seatwave.com.
Joe Cohen, chief executive of Seatwave, told BBC 6Music how beneficial he thinks Jackson‘s gigs are likely to be.
"There’s gonna be somewhere near on a billion pounds worth of economic activity brought to London through hotels, restaurants, shops, pubs, people coming to see Michael Jackson," he said.
He continued: "It’s the Michael Jackson economic stimulus package that the tax payer isn’t paying a penny for."
Cohen added that Seatwave has sold in excess of 10,000 second-hand tickets for Jackson‘s gigs, which kick off on July 8.
The King of Pop’s comeback tour outsold Kings of Leon, Coldplay,
Britney Spears, V Festival, AC/DC and Leonard Cohen combined! The most
anticipated event of 2009, This Is It even outsold the other first
quarter favourite, U2, by almost 2 to 1.
demand for Michael Jackson Tickets has proven that he is still the one
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