Michael Jackson Fans Should Still Head To London Urges Superbreak09 July 2009
Michael Jackson continues to hit the headlines following his memorial service which saw 6.5 million people in the UK tune it to watch it. Many of those who watched will have been the hundreds of thousands of people who were due to head to London over the next six months to see the King of Pop in concert at the O2. Short break specialist Superbreak (www.superbreak.com) reports that there are still many reasons for fans to come to London over the coming months and celebrate the life and music of Michael Jackson.
He may not be playing the O2 anymore, but there are still ways fans can show their support to the legendary singer such as a visit to see his new wax work which was unveiled at Madame Tussauds today or a night out at the Thriller – Live theatre show.
Ray Jones, marketing director at Superbreak comments “The sad loss of Michael Jackson was a shock to us all. Many people will have planned to come to the Capital for a few days and take in the show and I urge them to still visit. There has been much debate as to what will replace his shows at the O2 and as yet this is unknown. There are rumours of a memorial concert in London and if this does take place, then I would expect fans to snap tickets up. However, Madame Tussauds has today unveilled his new waxwork which will no doubt draw many vistors and I wouldn’t be surprised if other tributes to him are developed going forward.”
Michael Jackson tribute ideas in London include:
Madame Tussauds – A new figure has been unveiled today in the music zone, originally created to mark Jackson’s return to the live performance stage but now a fitting tribute. This is the 13th time the singer has been portrayed, making him the most featured star ever at Madame Tussauds. A package costs from £246 per family of four, staying one night in a family room at the four star Marriott Regents Park hotel with breakfast for the adults, children pay locally and including entrance to Madame Tussauds for all. Valid at weekends in August.
Thriller – Live – This tribute show is a stage and video spectacular features over 20 performers, with a full company of singers, dancers and a live band to celebrate the music of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. To bring to life on stage the distinctive dancing and sound of many of pop's greatest hits, Thriller – Live includes eye-popping video footage and special features. With over two-hours of hit songs including I Want You Back, I'll Be There, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She's Out Of My Life, Thriller, Beat It, Ben, ABC, Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana, Billie Jean, Earth Song and many more it’s a great night out. A package costs from £118.50 per person, staying one night in at the three star St Giles Hotel, just off Oxford Street and including a top priced ticket to the show. Valid any day of the week in August.
British Music Experience at the O2 – Ensure you still get a fill of pop history and visit the British Music Experience – a permanent, interactive exhibition dedicated to the history of popular music in Britain. Using state-of-the-art effects it will show how rock, pop, dance and many other genres were formed and have influenced the last 60 years of British Culture. A package costs from £79 per adult, staying one night in at the five star Marriot West India Quay close to the O2 including breakfast and entrance to the exhibition. Valid at weekends in August. Children can stay for free (breakfast extra) and see the show for free in August.
For more information or to book call Superbreak on 0871 222 3055 or visit www.superbreak.com