Michael Jackson will be honoured at a public memorial service in Los Angeles next Tuesday (July 7), it has been announced.
The late, self-styled King Of Pop‘s life will be celebrated at the Staples Center and simulcast at the nearby Nokia Theatre, with family, celebrity friends and fans invited to attend at both venues.
Fans can register for tickets to the service on the Staples Center’s website.
A problem with the site earlier today (July 5) meant fans who live outside the US could not register, as it was only set up to receive submissions with zip codes – the system of postal codes only used in the US.
However, AEG Live‘s Randy Phillips told BBC News the problem has now been fixed, adding it was not the intention of organisers to freeze out UK fans.
More than half a million people around the world have applied for the 17,500 free tickets since the ballot was opened yesterday evening in the US, according to Reuters.
The Staples Center is the venue where Michael Jackson was rehearsing for his London O2 Arena residency, footage of which was released last week.
Jackson’s family wanted to hold a public memorial at his Neverland Ranch today (July 2), but we unable to secure the exemption to have the burial on the private property north of Santa Barbara, CA.