Michael Jackson's Thriller record
Oct 30, 2008, 12:35 GMT
Fans and Jackson look-a-likes are set to flock to the Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York today (30.10.08) to try to break the Guinness World Record of the most people doing a simultaneous \'Thriller\' dance. EPA/BARBARA GINDL
Michael Jackson has approved an attempt to break the world record for dancing to his hit song 'Thriller'.
Fans and Jackson look-a-likes are set to flock to the Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York today (30.10.08) to try to break the Guinness World Record of the most people doing a simultaneous 'Thriller' dance.
The attempt marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic video's debut - which featured Michael and an array of dancing zombies - which premiered on MTV in 1983.
While the pop icon himself won't take part, he has lent his support to the stunt, saying: "I always thought Halloween (31.10.08) and 'Thriller' fit each other like a glove."
Earlier this week, it was rumoured that Michael - who was seen shopping for Halloween costumes with his three children, Prince Michael, 10, Paris, nine, and Prince Michael II, five, yesterday (29.10.08) - is preparing to head out on the road with the Jackson 5.
The brothers - Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Randy and Marlon - are reportedly planning a world tour next year, for which they will be joined by their sister, 'Together Again' singer Janet Jackson.
Jermaine is quoted as saying: "This has been a long time coming for the Jackson family to get back together. It is just the timing, so what we've been doing is working on the music and all the logistics."
No dates have yet been announced.