Updated: Jackson To Play 45 O2 Shows

Michael Jackson has now added 35 more concerts to his residency at London’s O2 Arena following strong demand for the pre-sale tickets. The run of shows will now stretch into 2010.

Pre-sale tickets for the AEG Live-promoted residency went on sale at 7am GMT on March 11 to those who successfully entered the registration process for a chance to gain access to the pre-sale ticket offer. Tickets go general sale from March 13.

There are now a total of 45 dates confirmed, running from July 8 to Sept. 29 in 2009 and resuming on Jan. 7 until Feb. 12, according to Ticketmaster. Prices range from £50 ($68.82) to £75 ($103.23). However, dates have been regularly added so that number could change.

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VIDEO: Courtney Hazlett talks about Twitter Response

Michael Jackson press conferenceMSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett talking about checking her Twitter page and getting comment after comment supporting Michael Jackson’s upcoming live performances.

Apparently they were hearing a lot of feedback from people who didn’t like the stank-attitude of Countessa Brewer and some of the other female hosts during their previous on-air allegedly “witty banter” about the subject MJ.

Despite continued misnformation which was repeated today by many tv anchors, believe it or not, the following vid was one of the ‘better’ (if you can call it that) exchanges on MSNBC.

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Reuters: Up to 2,000 fans attend Jackson Press Conference

(Reuters) – I confess I’m moderately impressed that the original “King of Pop” still has what it takes to get fans less than half his age screaming and crying with just a few well-chosen words.

Fifty-year-old Michael Jackson was at London’s 20,000-seater O2 Arena on Thursday to announce his comeback, a series of 10 concerts starting on July 8 and possibly more if demand is there.

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Officials: Only Buy Jackson Tickets from Official Vendors

Michael Jackson London O2 Arena ticket warning issued

Sites are already offering packages to see Jackson live

The Association Of Secondary Ticket Agents (ASTA) has issued a warning about bogus tickets to see Michael Jackson at the London O2 Arena this summer going on sale.

Jackson is making an announcement at the O2 Arena complex later today (March 5), and is expected to announce details of a summer residency at the venue.

However, some websites have already been offering tickets to the shows, despite none being announced yet, prompting the ASTA to issue a warning to punters.

“We are warning people not to buy tickets that are not yet on sale because it is unlikely that they will receive those tickets,” ASTA chief Graham Burns told BBC 6music.

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Fans Gather in Anticipation of Jackson Conference

Fans and members of the press have begun gathering outside Michael Jackson’s hotel in London ahead of his “special announcement” tomorrow.

Jackson is widely expected to announce a series of concerts during a press conference at the O2 Arena.

The King of Pop checked into his hotel in West London last night (March 3rd) after arriving in the capital from Los Angeles by private jet.

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