Over 750,000 fans will be able to receive refunds on their tickets to Michael Jackson’s canceled This Is It concert in London. Concert promoters AEG Live announced that they’ll offer fans either a full refund, or a souvenir ticket.
AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips said, "The world lost a kind soul who just happened to be the greatest entertainer the world has ever known. Since he loved his fans in life, it is incumbent upon us to treat them with the same reverence and respect after his death."
The souvenir tickets are being designed right now, and will be available for viewing at MichaelJacksonLive.com on Wednesday. AEG says the souvenir features graphics inspired and designed by Michael himself.
AEG is hoping fans will opt for the souvenir so they won’t lose the entire $90 million spent on tickets for the show. They were originally priced between $82 and $124, and some went for hundreds on eBay.
But AEG knows that select fans will opt to take their souvenir ticket, as did many when Elvis Presley died in 1977. Fans will have until August 14th to claim their refund or souvenir ticket.