Lawyers Might Nix Jackson's London Gigs

Contract for family concert series puts comeback in question
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2009 2:40 PM CDT
Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London, announcing plans to appear at the London O2 Arena in July.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – London may never see Michael Jackson’s much-ballyhooed comeback concerts, TMZ reports. A contract Jackson signed for a reunion tour with his sister and brothers forbade him from making another concert deal for 18 months. Lawyers for that tour say Jackson’s London series violates the pact. Jackson’s position is that he didn’t sign the contract personally, but since his agent did, that argument might not hold water.