The American late pop singer Michael Jackson’s name has been taken out of Quincy Jones’ London show.
The music producer’s concert was first announced as a night in June celebrating three of Michael Jackson’s most iconic albums, BBC reported.
The flyer said ‘Off the Wall’, ‘Thriller’, and ‘Bad’ were going to be performed with a live symphony orchestra. That’s now changed to Quincy Jones: Presents Soundtrack of the 80s. Defining Albums and Iconic Songs.
Although songs by Michael Jackson will still be performed on the night, Michael will not be the key focus of the night. The show has been described as a world exclusive.
The names of Michael Jackson’s albums have been removed and there are no references to the singer in the descriptions.
Music fans were told there would be back-to-back performances of three of Michael Jackson’s albums. Songs by Michael Jackson listed include ‘Thriller’, ‘Man in the Mirror’ and ‘Off the Wall’.
The EGOT winner produced ‘Off the Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ and the show in London was supposed to be a celebration of his work. The original flyer said there would also be a feature film of the producer talking about the making of the records. The new flyer now appears to focus on iconic songs and defining albums from the 80s.
As reported by The Sauce, in March 2019, two men claimed Michael Jackson had abused them in the infamous Leaving Neverland documentary. In the damning James Safechuck and Wade Robson claim, they were abused by the singer when they were children.
Michael Jackson’s family deny the allegations against the singer, who died in June of 2009. But the claims have cast a huge cloud over his name and his legacy has been called into question.
This new development has caused confusion amongst fans and many have expressed their disappointment on social media. Some fans are asking for a refund accusing the organizers of false advertising. Other fans say the new concert is not what they paid and they wanted to see performances of Michael Jackson’s albums, not 80’s hits.