The 89th Academy Awards
Pricey Tix For Jackson's Star-Studded Tribute
Tickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison Square Garden will be priced far above the range most fans are accustomed to, with the best seats in the house carrying a $2,500 pTickets for Michael Jackson's two tribute shows at New York's Madison Square Garden will be priced far above the range most fans are accustomed to, with the best seats in the house carrying a $2,500 price tag. Set for Sept. 7 and Sept. 10, "An All Star Salute to Michael Jackson - The King of Pop" will feature the artist and a wide array of acts at each of the shows celebrating his 30-year career.
The line up for the Sept. 7 show will feature Ray Charles, Gloria Estefan, Billy Gilman, Whitney Houston, James Ingram, Quincy Jones & the Legends of Jazz, 'N Sync, Jill Scott, Shaggy, Britney Spears, Tamia, and 3T.
The Sept. 10 tribute will include performances by Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Gloria Gaynor, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, Lil Romeo, Ricky Martin, 98 Degrees, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, and Dionne Warwick.
Marc Anthony, Deborah Cox, Mya, and Usher are slated to perform both nights, as is Jackson, solo and with his brothers in the Jacksons -- Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, and Randy. Additionally both nights carry the promise of unannounced special guests.
Tickets for the event will go on sale July 31 via Ticketmaster, with a limit of eight tickets per customer. The ducats will be broken down into nine separate price categories, ranging from $45 for seats in the arena's most upper level to $2,500 for select orchestra and loge seats. Other seats will cost fans $1,500, $800, $500, $350, $230, $225, and $95. The extravaganza will be taped for later broadcast on CBS.