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Jackson reveals London gig dates

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson said these gigs will be his last shows in London

Singer Michael Jackson has revealed the dates of his shows at London's O2.

The self-styled King of Pop will make his return to the stage in July with a 10-night residency.

More than a million people have reportedly registered to buy tickets, which go on sale in two stages later this week.

The shows will take place on 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26 and 28 July. Promoter Randy Phillips said demand had "exceeded our wildest expectations".

He added: "We are making showbusiness history here.

"This is the last chance to see Michael Jackson in London, we are doing everything we can to ensure as many fans as possible can be a part of the experience."

Tickets will cost between £50 and £75, plus booking fees.

Fans who get through the registration process will be sent an e-mail with a code allowing them to log on to a website to buy tickets on Wednesday.

The rest of the tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday.

'More shows'

It has been reported that Jackson may stage more shows.

A spokeswoman for promoter AEG Live said: "Nothing has been confirmed yet but those people who miss out this time will be the first to hear if there are any announcements."

Last week, Jackson announced he would be taking to the stage last week during a press conference in London.

He told hundreds of screaming fans that the shows would be his last.

"When I say this is it, I really mean this is it," he said.

"This is the final curtain call."

Jackson last toured 12 years ago. In 2006, he performed at the World Music Awards in London, but disappointed fans by singing just a few lines of We Are The World.

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