Top Michael Jackson tribute set to play at the Ipswich Regent

The King of Pop Featuring Navi and starring Jennifer Batten ANL-160710-153746001

The King of Pop Featuring Navi and starring Jennifer Batten ANL-160710-153746001

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The KING OF POP starring Navi is back and for the very first time, Navi will be joined on stage at the Ipswich Regent Theatre on Monday, October 10 by Michael Jackson’s original guitarist - Jennifer Batten.

Jennifer performed with Michael on all three world tours (Bad, Dangerous, History) and the iconic Super Bowl half-time show.

Get ready to moonwalk at this incredible show starring the world’s leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined by Jackson’s original lead guitarist - Jennifer Batten.

Along with his incredible live band and dancers, Navi and Jennifer will be taking theatres across the UK by storm with this thrilling new show that will take you closer than you ever imagined to an original Jackson concert.

Navi is the only MJ tribute ever to be chosen by Michael Jackson himself where he described his performance as ‘Incredible’.

Having performed for Michael at one of his birthday parties in Los Angeles, Michael not only applauded Navi for his renditions of Smooth Criminal and Billie Jean, but went onto giving him a standing ovation – an incredible moment which was captured on film.

From there, they remained friends and Navi was regularly hired as a body double and decoy to distract fans and press when Michael was on tour.

Navi is regarded as the leading and most successful Michael Jackson tribute artist on the planet - a claim that is backed up by an incredible list of achievements chalked up in a career spanning three decades.

“To meet Michael was one thing, but to perform in front of the greatest entertainer of all time and to perform his songs was no easy feat and extremely nerve-wracking,” said Navi.

Unbeknown to Navi, the personal highlight of his career was to follow the very next day when he was invited by Michael to visit his home, Neverland - a surreal experience for the tribute.

Navi spent the day with Michael, visited his cinema, his zoo, went on a few of the theme park rides and had a barbeque on the grounds. “This memory will always be one of my most precious,” said Navi.

Since Michael’s death, Navi has continued to work alongside the MJ Estate and has performed his tribute worldwide in a staggering 61 countries on 6 continents.

Jennifer Batten was Michael’s “right-hand woman” on three sell-out world tours. She was initially hand-picked to play on the Bad Tour but Michael was so impressed that she joined him on the road for the next 10 years, playing on his Dangerous and History tours to more than 4.5 million fans worldwide.

Now, Jennifer has teamed up with Navi for an unforgettable experience - taking fans closer to an original MJ concert.

Talking about the tour, Jennifer said: “I’m really looking forward to playing Michael Jackson’s music again with a top notch tribute in the UK. I remember the crowds in the UK were crazy for Michael. Not too many acts could fill Wembley Stadium day after day, and year and year.”

Don’t miss this special concert featuring all the greatest hits performed by Navi and a live band led by the legendary Jennifer Batten. An absolute must see for MJ fans worldwide.

Featuring hits such as Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Black or White, Man In The Mirror and the ‘Jackson Five’ classics in a show suitable for the whole family.