Jackson in Talks for Live Shows
King of Pop planning a pop revival to stem financial troubles
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2009 2:56 PM CST

(Newser) – Michael Jackson is staging a concert comeback, the New York Daily News reports. The pop star is in talks to headline up to 30 live shows in London or Las Vegas this year. “It will be the greatest comeback in the history of pop,” one source says. The gig could earn him $215 million, and he could use the money.

Last year, Jackson fought a $7 million lawsuit filed by the son of Bahrain’s king, and in April, he’ll auction off thousands of possessions, including his famous white glove. His trail of scandals hasn’t helped, but, the source added, “No one is concerned about his reputation. Organizers are confident people will come from all over the world to see him.”