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Michael Jackson Tribute Show At Cork Opera House Could Be Pulled Following Controversial 'Leaving Neverland'

By Kiara Keane

March 10, 2019 at 4:21pm

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A Michael Jackson tribute show celebrating his musical hits that was planned for Cork Opera House could potentially be pulled from the schedule.

The late singer has been the subject of a huge amount of controversy this week following the release of the explosive Leaving Neverland documentary.

The Michael Jackson History Show was set to take place at Cork Opera House on May 14 but those plans are now in doubt following the documentary's release.

The Independent reports that management at the venue are “currently in talks with the promoter of this show” and a final decision on whether it will go ahead is expected during the week.

The hugely popular Australian production has been touring the world for the past five years and is also currently scheduled to play Irish dates at Vicar Street in Dublin, the Royal Theatre and Event Centre in Castlebar and Limerick's University Concert Hall.

No comment has yet been made regarding the other Irish dates.

The controversial Leaving Neverland documentary has also resulted in producers of The Simpsons pulling the famous episode he starred in, as well as radio stations around the world removing his songs from their playlists.

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