Dean Sensui, Star-Bulletin
Michael Jackson, during his Jan. 1997 Hawaii visit.
Marcel Avram, Jackson's promoter, told the Star-Bulletin that Jackson would perform two New Year's Eve concerts: first in Sydney, Australia, then at Aloha Stadium. After the Australia concert, Jackson will jet across the International Dateline, sources confirmed.
Avram said the "King of Pop" will announce his "millennium plans" Aug. 29 -- Jackson's 41st birthday -- at a New York City news conference.
Sources at both Mama Concerts and the German company of Marek Lieberberg, Avram's partner, said Jackson's Hawaii concert is "most definitely" a go. Aloha Stadium officials said no contract has been signed with the promoters or for any other concert at the stadium New Year's Eve.
Avram declined to discuss the specifics of any Jackson concert, including ticket prices.
At the "Michael Jackson & Friends" benefit concert in June in Munich, however, top ticket prices were $525. Jackson's yet untitled new album is scheduled for release Nov. 9.
Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack were due to wrap up recording on the album in time to make their regularly scheduled gig at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tropics Showroom tonight. They perform there Wednesdays through Sundays until Aug. 29.
Call 947-7877 for ticket information.