Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
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|Tour by Michael Jackson|
Promotional poster for Jackson's New York City show
|Start date||September 7, 2001|
|End date||September 10, 2001|
|No. of shows||2 in North America
2 in total
|Michael Jackson concert chronology|
The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration was a 2001 New York City revue show by Michael Jackson. It took place on September 7, 2001 and September 10, 2001. In late November 2001, the CBS television network aired the concerts as a two-hour special in honor of Michael Jackson's thirtieth year as a solo entertainer (his first solo single, "Got to Be There", was recorded in 1971). The show was edited from footage of two separate concerts Michael had orchestrated in New York City's Madison Square Garden on September 7 and September 10 of 2001. The shows sold out in five hours. Ticket prices were pop's most expensive ever; the best seats cost $10,000 and included a dinner with Michael Jackson and a signed poster. The show was choreographed by Glenn Douglas Packard & Brian Thomas, they were nominated for a Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. The show was presented by David Gest, World Events LLC and Clear Channel Entertainment in conjunction with American Airlines, American Eagle and Amazon.com. Jackson reportedly earned $7.5 million for each of the two concerts. The concert official Boxscore was $10,072,105 for both concerts.
To some fans, Jackson appeared more disoriented in the first concert as he only did one short moonwalk and improvised the ending of the Billie Jean performance. To explain Jackson's disoriented appearance, David Gest claimed in his film Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon that Jackson was on drugs during the concerts. However, Jackson himself stated that he did not rehearse for the first concert. In Jermaine's book You Are Not Alone: Michael Through a Brother's Eyes, Jermaine Jackson stated that Michael was taking Demerol, a pain relieving medicine with psychotropic effects. The show attracted numerous celebrities such as Marc Anthony, Jill St. John, Ann Miller, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Naomi Campbell, Luther Vandross, Monica, Janet Leigh, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Usher, Mýa, Natalie Cole, Lil' Romeo, Chris Tucker, Samuel L. Jackson, Destiny's Child, Jill Scott, Kenny Rogers, Gloria Estefan, Yoko Ono, Sam Harris, Angie Harmon, O-Town, Grant Hill, Robert Wagner and Tamia.
|Usher, Mýa & Deborah Cox||"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"|
|Dionne Warwick||"I'll Never Love This Way Again"|
|Lil' Romeo & Master P||"My Baby"|
|Gloria Gaynor||"I Will Survive"|
|98 Degrees, Usher & Luther Vandross||"Man In The Mirror"|
|Missy Elliott & Nelly Furtado||"Get Ur Freak On"|
|Liza Minnelli||"You Are Not Alone"
"Never Never Land/Over The Rainbow"
|Aaron Carter||"I Want Candy"|
|Gladys Knight||"I Heard It Though The Grapevine"|
|Monica, Tamia, Mýa, Deborah Cox & Rah Digga||"Heal The World"|
|Elizabeth Taylor||Introducing The Jacksons|
|The Jacksons||"Can You Feel It"
"The Love You Save"
"I'll Be There"
"I Want You Back"
|Michael Jackson||"The Way You Make Me Feel"|
|Chris Tucker||Introducing Michael Jackson|
|Michael Jackson||"Billie Jean"|
|Michael Jackson & Jason Paige (Rap solo) Slash||"Black or White"
|Michael Jackson Featuring Usher & Chris Tucker||"You Rock My World"|
|September 7, 2001||New York City||United States||Madison Square Garden|
|September 10, 2001|
Background Singers-Jason Paige, Michael McElroy, Shoshana Bean, Luther Creek, Melanie Daniels,
- Choreographer and dancer: Glenn Douglas Packard
- Choreographer and dancer Brian Thomas
- "Boxscore Top 10 Concert Grosses". Page 14. Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2001.
- Billboard: Michael Jackson Concert Review, 2001-09-09, retrieved 2016-02-21
- The Power Of Mjmremixed (2016-02-19), NEW LEAK Michael Jackson Unleak footage 3 hours Michael Jackson 30 Anniversary HQ Amateur September, retrieved 2016-02-21