Stories in the UK press that David Copperfield was going to perform on the upcoming Michael Jackson London shows are completely false.“They are 100% not true,” David Copperfield tells Undercover News.
The story surfaced in April and then blew up into a full scale disagreement between Jackson and Copperfield over money. “That release came out on April Fool’s Day and we thought it was a big joke,” he says. “He is a friend of mine from years ago. I haven’t spoken to him in two years and all this press started coming out. No there was never any money discussed or even working on the tour itself. It’s amazing where that came from. Don’t believe what you read. A lot of it is totally made up. I wish him well with the tour. He has been through a lot.”
Copperfield and Jackson have performed together in the past. “We worked together over 10 years ago on one of his other tours so there was contact in the past, but for over 10 years there has not been any kind of working relationship at all,” he said to Undercover.
Tour dates are:
August 6, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
August 8, Syndey, Acer Arena
August 12, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
August 15, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena