1998

LaToya goes to Spain where she gives an interview to Alfonso Arus.

  • January :

Michael records a demo version of What More Can I Give with Luciano Pavarotti.

Janet shoots the video for I Get Lonely directed by Paul Hunter and featuring the Blackstreet.

  • January 10 :

LaToya appears as herself in an episode of MADtv.

  • January 18 :

Michael wins the copyright infringement case against Al Bano Carrisi for the song Will You Be There.

  • January 26 :

Janet opens the American Music Awards ceremony with an amazing performance of Together Again in a R&B version.

  • February :

Michael & Janet see each other for the first time since December 95 in a Los Angeles hotel and MJ introduces his son Prince.

  • February 7 :

Michael has dinner with Lisa Marie at the Ivvy Restaurant in L.A.

  • February 13 :

Adrian Grant holds an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles.
Michael & Omer Bhatti host a party for Prince 1st birthday.

  • February 20-27 :

Michael goes to Seoul to attend the investiture ceremony of President Kim Dae Jung on the 25th.

 

  • February 26 :

Janet tapes a piano/vocal performance of “I Get Lonely” on the Rosie O Donnell Show and Rosie presents her with the Grammy Award she won the night before.

“I Get Lonely” is released as the 3rd single from “The Velvet Rope”.

  • February 27 :

Janet performs “I Get Lonely” at the Soul Train Awards.

  • March :

Janet & the Kids rehearse for the new tour in Los Angeles .

Janet gives an interview to BET from her Malibu beach home.

  • March 3 :

An order is entered by District Judge Carl J. Christensen at Clark County, Nevada dissolving the marriage between LaToya and Jack Gordon and awarding LaToya royalties and property.
The order concludes with a response to Jackson’s petition for a restraining order against Gordon; it is ordered by the court that Gordon and Jackson are both strictly prohibited from going within 100 feet of each other, each other’s work place or residence, or any member of each other’s family. Gordon is ordered to provide Jackson with a $350,000 settlement and pay $15,000 to cover Jackson’s attorney fees.

  • March 5-10 :

Michael goes to Vienna with Prince Michael Jr.

  • March 10-30 :

They go to Munich where Michael visits his friends Anton & Francesca and also Marcel Avram, his former concert promoter still in jail. He also takes Prince Michael Jr to the circus.

  • March 10 :

In NYC, Janet gives an interview on CNN’s Larry King Lve.

At night she & Rene attend the Blockbuster Awards in L.A where Janet is presented with an award.

  • Late March :

Janet shoots the video for Go Deep in Los Angeles and after she flies to Europe with Rene & the kids to resume the tour rehearsals

  • April 3 :

Birth of Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, second child of Michael & Debbie at the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic of Beverly Hills. Michael attends the birth and then takes his baby girl to Neverland where Prince is waiting with Grace, Pia, Omer & Connie Cascio.

 

THE VELVET ROPE TOUR : EUROPEAN LEG :

April 16, 1998 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
April 17, 1998 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy
April 19, 1998 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
April 29, 1998 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
May 1, 1998 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
May 3, 1998 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
May 5, 1998 Milan Italy Forum
May 7, 1998 Stuttgart Germany Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle
May 8, 1998 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle
May 9, 1998 Leipzig Germany Messehalle
May 11, 1998 Copenhagen Denmark Forum
May 13, 1998 Turku Finland Turkuhalli
May 15, 1998 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
May 16, 1998 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
May 19, 1998 Berlin Germany Velodrom
May 20, 1998 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle 1
May 22, 1998 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
May 24, 1998 Toulon France Zenith Omega
May 26, 1998 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
May 27, 1998 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
May 29, 1998 Birmingham United Kingdom NEC Arena
May 30, 1998 Newcastle United Kingdom Telewest Arena
May 31, 1998 Manchester United Kingdom Nynex Arena
June 3, 1998 Glasgow United Kingdom SECC Arena
June 4, 1998 Sheffield United Kingdom Sheffield Arena
June 6, 1998 London United Kingdom Wembley Arena
June 7, 1998 London United Kingdom Wembley Arena
June 9, 1998 Arnhem Netherlands Gelredome
June 11, 1998 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
June 12, 1998 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
June 14, 1998 (Cancelled) Nurnburg Germany Frankenhalle
June 16, 1998 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 17, 1998 London United Kingdom Wembley Arena
  • April 21 :

Laurent Hopman holds an exclusive interview of Michael in his hotel suite of Los Angeles .

  • May 7-9 :

Michael goes to the Virgin Islands with Don Barden , his new business partner with whom he wants to build casinos!

  • May 15 :

Michael holds a press conference in Beverly Hills to announce a series of benefit concerts for the World Peace Foundation For Children

  • May 17 :

Michael goes to Namibia n with Don Barden. He pleads for children’s cause during the opening statement of the World Economic Forum Summit

  • May 19 :

During the the Forum Summit, Michael has a private meeting with President Larent Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Late May :

Michael & Don Barden go to Las Vegas .

  • June 15 :

“Go Deep” is released as the 4th single from “The Velvet Rope”.

While in Paris, Janet gives a radio interview to NRJ (she is a bit sick after cancelling last night concert in Germany but the radio host comes to her hotel).

  • July 6 :

Michael arrives in Detroit with Don Barden where he is welcomed by hundreds of fans!

  • July 7 :

Michael & Don give a press conference in Detroit to announce a Casino project named Majestic Kingdon.

Janet & Collin Powell from ‘s Promise meet youth in a school.

  • July 8 :

They give a secong press conference to support their project.

  • July 9 :

Michael & Don go to New York to speak with potential financers.

Janet gives an interview to Good Morning America.

THE VELVET ROPE TOUR : NORTH AMERICA LEG :

July 9, 1998 Washington, D.C. United States MCI Center
July 11, 1998 Cleveland Gund Arena
July 12, 1998 Cincinnati The Crown
July 14, 1998 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena
July 15, 1998 Moline The MARK of the Quad Cities
July 17, 1998 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
July 18, 1998
July 22, 1998 Camden E-Centre
July 24, 1998 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
July 25, 1998
July 28, 1998 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center
July 29, 1998 Minneapolis Target Center
July 31, 1998 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
August 1, 1998 Kansas City Kemper Arena
August 3, 1998 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
August 5, 1998 West Valley City E Center
August 8, 1998 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 11, 1998 Portland United States Rose Garden
August 13, 1998 Oakland The Arena in Oakland
August 14, 1998 Sacramento ARCO Arena
August 16, 1998 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 20, 1998 Inglewood Great Western Forum
August 23, 1998 Anaheim Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
August 24, 1998 Fresno Selland Arena
August 26, 1998 Phoenix America West Arena
August 28, 1998 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
August 29, 1998 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 3, 1998 Greenville Bon Secours Wellness Arena
September 4, 1998 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
September 5, 1998 Nashville Nashville Arena
September 7, 1998 Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre
September 9, 1998 San Antonio Alamodome
September 11, 1998 West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 12, 1998 Tampa Ice Palace
September 15, 1998 Orlando Orlando Arena
September 16, 1998 Atlanta Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre
September 18, 1998 Boston FleetCenter
September 19, 1998 Atlantic City Mark G. Etess Arena
September 21, 1998 Bristow Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
September 22, 1998 Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater
September 24, 1998 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
September 26, 1998 Rochester Blue Cross Arena
September 27, 1998 Ottawa Canada Corel Centre
September 29, 1998 Toronto SkyDome
September 30, 1998 Montreal Molson Centre
October 2, 1998 Worcester United States Worcester’s Centrum Centre
October 4, 1998 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
October 5, 1998 University Park Bryce Jordan Center
October 6, 1998 East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena
October 10, 1998 New York City Madison Square Garden
October 11, 1998
October 14, 1998 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
October 16, 1998 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
October 18, 1998 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 20, 1998 Raleigh Hardee’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
October 21, 1998 Virginia Beach GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
October 25, 1998 Atlantic City Mark G. Etess Arena
October 27, 1998 Memphis Pyramid Arena
October 28, 1998 New Orleans Louisiana Superdome
October 30, 1998 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 31, 1998

 

  • July 14 :

They return to

  • July 15 :

Michael has a two hour long private meeting with the Namibien President

  • July 17 :

Michael &  Don go to South Africa

  • July 18 :

They go to Joannesburg

  • July 19 :

Michael attends the 80th birthday banquet and wedding of Nelson Mandela with Stevie Wonder among others.

  • July 21 :

Janet is a guest on Late Night With David Letterman in New York City

  • July 24 :

Michael goes to Tokyo.

  • July 25 :

Michael attends the Kick Boxing Champion All-Star Match.

  • July 27 :

Michael holds a press conference in Tokyo to announce a new Japanese Company Wonder World – Land Of Toys .

  • July 28 :

Michael flies back home.

  • August 3 :

Michael returns to Detroit to convince the people to vote for his casino project.

  • August 4 :

Michael and Stevie Wonder visit the Motown Museum in Detroit with Berry Gordy’s sister Ester Edwards.
After hearing that his project was rejected by the people of Detroit , Michael returns to Las Angeles.

  • August 20 :

Michael attends Janet’s Velvet Rope concert in L.A with the 3T.

  • August 25-26 :     

 Michael starts recording news songs such as “A Place With No Name”, “Break Of Dawn” and “Blue Gangsta” at the Record Plant Studio in L.A with producer Elliot Straite aka Dr Freeze.

  • August 29 :

Michael spends his 40th birthday with the 3T at Janet’s concert in Las Vegas .

He is recording 2 songs with the 3T for their new album.

  • September 3 : 

“You” is released as the 5th single from  “The Velvet Rope” along with a live video.

  • September 7 :

Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine

  • September 8 :

Michael records his lead vocals on “A Place With No Name” at Record Plant Studio in LA. 

  • September 15 :

Michael attends another Janet concert in Orlando

  • October :

Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

  • October 8 :

In New York City , Janet records the duet I Know The Truth with Elton John.

  • October 9 :

Janet makes a surprise appearance on the Rosie O Donnell Show in NYC to promote her upcoming HBO Special.

  • October 11 :

This is Janet’s big night. She performs a concert at the Madison Square Garden live on HBO around the world. Q-Tips does his rap on Got Til It’s Gone and backstage Janet meets Usher, Missy Elliot & Busta Rhymes among others.

  • October 16 :

Michael records additional lead vocals on ” A Place With No Name’ at the Record One Studio with Dr Freeze. He also starts working with Brad Buxer and Michael Prince on the songs “Speechless” and “The Lost Children”

  • October 29 :

Michael & Debbie go to the Getty museum in Los Angeles with Prince & Paris.

  • November 10-20 :

Michael goes to Souh Africa with his kids as well as Lisa Marie & her kids and together thay attend a Janet’s concert.

 

  • THE VELVET ROPE TOUR : SOUTH AFRICA LEG

 

November 14, 1998 Cape Town South Africa Green Point Stadium
November 19, 1998 Durban Kings Park Stadium
November 21, 1998 Johannesburg Ellis Park Stadium
  • November 17 :

“Everytime” is released as the 6th & final single from “The Velvet Rope”.

  • November 25 :

Michael spends Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst with the Jackson family + Lisa Marie & her kids.

  • THE VELVET ROPE TOUR : AUSTRALIA LEG

 

November 27, 1998 Christchurch New Zealand WestpacTrust Centre
November 28, 1998
November 30, 1998 Wellington Queens Wharf Events Centre
December 1, 1998
December 3, 1998
December 5, 1998 Auckland Ericsson Stadium
December 7, 1998 Brisbane Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
December 9, 1998 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
December 10, 1998 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
December 12, 1998 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
December 13, 1998 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
December 14, 1998
December 15, 1998 Melbourne Melbourne Park
December 17, 1998
December 20, 1998 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • December 10 :

Michael & Debbie attend a dinner in honour of Dr Arnold Klein.

  • December 11-12 :

Michael attends the Grand Opening of Royal Towers of Atlantis resort in with his friend Gerry Inzerillo. He goes on stage to perform Heal The World with a group of children.

  • December 20 :

Michael takes Prince & Paris to visit the Hiltons grandchildren in New York .

  • December 21 : 

Janet, Rene & the Kids leave Australia and fly back home for the holidays.

  • December 24/25 :

Michael celebrates Christmas at Neverland with Prince, Paris, the Cascios & the Bhattis.

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