Michael Jackson fans launch petition over O2 Arena postponement

Ticket holders angry at being made to wait

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Angry Michael Jackson fans have launched a petition calling for the reversal of the decision to delay the start of the singer's forthcoming residency at the London O2 Arena.

Last night (May 20) it was announced that the first four nights of the self-styled King Of Pop's run had been postponed, with three of the July shows put back until March 2010.

Concert promoter Randy Phillips has since denied rumours that the delays are due to Jackson's ill health, claiming that the decision was down to production issues.

Some fans who bought tickets for the opening run of dates have set up an online petition at Gopetition.com expressing their dissatisfaction and asking organisers to rethink their decision.

It reads: "Many of us who had purchased tickets for the opening concerts and have already purchased flight tickets and hotels etc. have received an email informing us of our concerts being rescheduled not two or three weeks but a grand total of 10 months!

"Many of us now are left unable to go or are feeling disappointed in having taken so much effort to get tickets for the opening performances to be put to the very end of the concert run.

"While we have no idea who's fault this is, whether it is the the 02, [promoter] AEG Live or Michael Jackson himself's decision or fault.

"We the undersigned are asking for the management of the concert to please reconsider this decision."

View the petition at Gopetition.com.

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