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Michael Jackson's death inspires live shows

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Plans for several new live events have been set in motion following the untimely death of Michael Jackson, according to Variety. The concert show Thriller — Live, currently on stage on London’s West End, is prepped to embark on a world tour later this month with stops including Munich, Barcelona, and Paris. The show’s producers have are also keen on launching a touring version in the U.S. next year. Rumors are also circulating about a memorial concert on August 29 in London’s 02 Arena, where Jackson was set to begin his 50-date concert series next week. In addition, a Broadway Version of Thriller, based on Jackson’s iconic 1983 music video, was already in development before the singer’s death.