Let the conspiracy theories commence. The first four dates in Jacko's much-ballyhooed comeback gigs have been postponed. While the July 8th opener has been pushed back by just five days, those with tickets for the 10th, 12th and 14th will be forced to wait another eight months, as they're now scheduled for the first week of March 2010. The show's "creative director", Kenny Ortega, placed the blame at the feet of Jackson's old Eighties running mate Madonna, complaining that her O2 show in early July won't give them enough time to rehearse, but with up to 80,000 irate fans now forced to make alternative travel arrangements and organiser AEG forced into making reassurances, it'll surely raise concerns about the rest of the shows.
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