Meet ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ dancers, choreographers and Kenny Ortega on 21st February 2010 at HMV 150 Oxford Street
WHAT: Midnight launch and signing session
WHERE: HMV London, 150 Oxford Street W1
WHEN: Sunday 21st February 2010 from 10pm
Calling all Michael Jackson fans! Get ready to experience the chance of a lifetime. To help celebrate the release of ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ on DVD and Blu-ray™, HMV and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launch a very special midnight signing event with guests, director Kenny Ortega and choreographer Travis Payne at HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in London’s West End on Sunday 21st February 2010.
The event kicks off at 10 pm with dancers performing the routines from the ‘This Is It’ show. At 11pm-midnight Kenny Ortega, Travis Payne and the ‘This Is It’ dancers will meet fans and sign copies of the DVD and Blu-ray which are officially released on Monday 22nd February.
‘This Is It’ was a planned series of fifty concerts by Michael Jackson to be held at The O2 arena in London. They were scheduled to begin in July 2009 and continue through March 2010. Jackson officially announced the concerts at a press conference held inside The O2 arena. AEG Live, the concert promoters, released a promotional video that took up an entire commercial break, setting a record for ITV. The shows were to be Jackson’s first major series of concerts since the ‘HIStory World Tour’ finished in 1997, and had been cited as one of the year’s most important musical events. Over one million people would have attended in total.
‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It’ directed by Kenny Ortega, documents Michael Jackson’s rehearsals and preparation for the series of concerts. The film is now the highest grossing concert movie and documentary in the history of cinema.