The first anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson and a travel company has announced that they have organized a tour that will allow his fans to visit all the key locations of his amazing life.
The ‘King of Pop Pilgrimage’ has been launched by the firm STA Travel and will travel across five continents taking in nine different countries.
Each country visited, USA, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Bahrain, Hungary, Peru and Brazil will feature a city that was visited by Michael Jackson.
Be warned though to be part of the full tour you will need to be able to dedicate 126 days. For those that are unable to do so there is an edited version on offer that lasts for 35 days.
These tours are really for the die-hard fans of the King of Pop.
In the Daily Mail John Constable of STA Travel pays tribute to Michael Jackson saying that he was one of the most successful entertainers of all time. A fact that cannot be argued with.
STA Travel have realized that Jackson’s philanthropic actions and music took him round the world and they want his fans to follow in his footsteps.
Jackson followers will be able to see what he did and what made him tick.
During the tour you will visit obvious locations such as the Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles where his name is enshrined in a star on the Walk of Fame, and of course Madison Square garden in New York where in 2001 he and his siblings performed a Jackson 5 reunion concert.
Other, possibly more exotic, locations include Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, the setting for Jackson’s 1996 singe ‘They Don’t Care About Us’ and Lima the capital of Peru where Jackson stayed whilst on the way to shooting the video for the 1995 hit ‘Earth Song’ in the Amazon rainforest.
The tour also touches on Jackson’s personal life and there is an option to visit Australia where he married his second wife Debbie Rowe in 1996. In fact taking this option will allow you to stay at the Sheraton On the Park hotel in Sydney where the marriage took place.
Other locations include Bahrain where in 2005 the trouble star fled after being cleared of child abuse charges in California.
The pilgrimage also travels to Brunei and stops at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre in Bandar Seri Begawan. This is where Jackson honored the Sultan of Brunei’s 50th birthday by staging a free concert.
And for the total Jackson obsessive you can take a trip to the town of Szentendre in Hungary where the ‘King of Pop’ is commemorated in a life size statue made of almond paste. The statue can be views in the Szabo marzipan Museum
For more details www.statravel.co.uk/kingofpop