Michael Jackson Tribute tour cancels all four Irish shows

Michael Jackson Tribute tour cancels all four Irish shows

A touring Michael Jackson Tribute which was due to present four shows across Ireland this summer has been cancelled amid ongoing allegations against the late singer.

‘The Michael Jackson Tribute Show’ was due to put on performances in Cork, Dublin, Mayo, and Limerick this May, but all four shows have been cancelled by its Australian-based production company.

The cancellation follows the recent broadcast of the ‘Finding Neverland’ documentary in which two men James Safechuck and Wade Robson, allege that as children they were sexually abused by Jackson.

The Jackson family have denied the allegations against the late singer, saying the HBO and Channel 4 film is "all about the money".

Web pages hosting ticket sales for the four Irish dates have been taken down or inform users that the shows have been cancelled.

The tour was to have its first Irish date at Cork Opera House.

“Cork Opera House can confirm that Showtime Australia, the producers of 'Michael Jackson HIStory Show' has cancelled the upcoming tour of Ireland in May 2019, including the Cork date scheduled for Tuesday 14 May,” a spokesperson said.

The Irish Examiner attempted to contact Showtime Australia for comment, but none was received by this article’s deadline.

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