Buyers of concert tickets to get refunds

LONDON (AP) — More than 750,000 Michael Jackson fans can get full refunds for the pop star’s canceled 50-night “This is It” concert extravaganza — or opt to receive souvenir tickets instead, the promoters announced Monday.

In a move that could help recoup some of its losses from the ill-fated tour, Los Angeles-based AEG Live said fans could choose to receive the actual tickets, which it said feature graphics “inspired and designed” by Jackson himself.

Images of the tickets, complete with a 3-D effect, can be viewed on the Web site beginning Wednesday, AEG said in a statement. Fans have until Aug. 14 to take the ticket offer.