Michael Jackson drops expensive David Copperfield from tour

Friday May 8, 2009

Reportedly excited about the prospect of incorporating some of David Copperfield's sleights on hand into his UK tour, Thriller star Michael Jackson his been forced to give up on the idea of a collaboration on money grounds reports the Sun.
 
According to the report the star illusionist was demanding £1 million per show.   “He was so excited about working with David but fell out with him over the money he wanted,” says a source.  

“Michael told David he would be wasting his time with the London residency if he was splashing out so much on just one person. So he told him the deal was off.”  

The singer, who's not performed a full concert since 2005, has not given up on the idea of adding a little extra magic to his performances, though. He's understood to have turned to Criss Angel, the star of US TV programme Mindfreak, to deliver the goods.  

Shows kick off at the O2 Arena on July 8 and run to February 2010.

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