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Michael Jackson reveals very little

By | Published on Friday 6 March 2009

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And finally, as expected, Michael Jackson took to the stage yesterday afternoon, almost two hours late, to tell a 2000-strong crowd, and presumably thousands more via the online video stream, pretty much what we knew already – that he will be playing some gigs in London in July. Though he did throw in the promise that these would be his last ever shows in London.

It took him about five minutes to deliver those two revelations. Given we’d already been sitting around for two hours by that point, fortunately he then shuffled off the stage and let Dermot O’Leary tell us all the specifics. Not that we really needed them – given that most of the details had already been announced, thanks to posters all over the tube network and comments made by the boss of promoter AEG at a Billboard conference in New York earlier in the day.

But just in case you missed it, Jackson will play ten shows at The O2 Arena in July, beginning on 8 Jul. Fans can register to buy pre-sale tickets now at or by texting MJ to 81707. They will go on sale to the general public next Friday.

The shows are being promoted under the banner ‘King Of Pop Michael Jackson – This Is It!’ Not, of course, a reference to the fact that King Of Pop Michael Jackson is the only pop star you’ll ever need to see, but that, as he put it: “This will be it, when I say this is it I really mean this is it”.