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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.