Michael Jackson “This Is It” 50 Shows At 02 Arena In London

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( London , March 12, 2009) – Michael Jackson has added five more concerts to his historic return to the stage at London ’s O2 Arena, making this a half-century of shows. Tickets are available across all 50 shows for the general sale at 7am, Friday 13th March 2009.

Records have tumbled:

The biggest audience ever to see an artist in one city.

The most amount of people to attend a series of arena shows.

The fastest ticket sales in history.

The gigs have even caused controversy amongst the UK political establishment, with a cartoon in The Sun newspaper this morning depicting Prime Minister Gordon Brown stealing Michael Jackson tickets to sell on and boost the British economy. But with fans traveling from over 200 countries to see the shows, a genuine boost to tourist industry is a reality. After all, the world has always flocked to London to see royalty, The King Of Pop is continuing in a great tradition.

Three-quarters of a million people in the UK alone have bought their tickets and fans have been camped out at The O2 Arena since last night, stopping at nothing in their quest to see Michael Jackson.

New shows are – 30th July, 1st August, 3rd August, 10th August, 12th August, 17th August, 19th August, 24th August, 26th August, 28th August, 30th August, 1st September, 3rd September, 6th September, 8th September, 10th September, 21st September, 23rd September, 27th September, 29th September, 7th January, 9th January, 12th January, 14th January, 16th January, 18th January, 23rd January, 25th January 27th January, 29th January, 1st February, 3rd February, 8th February, 10th February, 12th February, 16th February, 18th February, 20th February, 22nd February and 24th February.

By the end of the 50 concerts, 1 million fans will have witnessed one of the greatest musical events in history. The figures speak for themselves – 360,000 tickets sold in 18 hours during the pre sale so far, that is 20,000 tickets per hour, 33 tickets per minute!

Michael is said to be ‘thrilled’ by the response and wanted as many fans to share the experience with him as possible. This will be the last chance to see the King of Pop in London , this really is it!

Randy Phillips, President & CEO of AEG Live, commented, “Not only are these concerts unparalleled, these records will never be broken! We knew this was show business history, but this is a cultural phenomenon. ”

Tickets have been priced at £75/£65/£50 plus booking fees and are available 7am, Friday 13th March. Fans are advised to stay tuned to www.michaeljacksonlive.com for additional show information.

FULL LIST OF DATES:

8TH JULY 2009

10TH JULY 2009

12th JULY 2009

14TH JULY 2009

18TH JULY 2009

22ND JULY 2009

24TH JULY 2009

26TH JULY 2009

28TH JULY 2009

30TH JULY 2009*

1ST AUGUST 2009*

3RD AUGUST 2009*

10TH AUGUST 2009*

12TH AUGUST 2009*

17TH AUGUST 2009*

19TH AUGUST 2009*

24TH AUGUST 2009*

26TH AUGUST 2009*

28TH AUGUST 2009*

30TH AUGUST 2009*

1ST SEPTEMBER 2009*

3RD SEPTEMBER 2009*

6TH SEPTEMBER 2009*

8TH SEPTEMBER 2009*

10TH SEPTEMBER 2009*

21ST SEPTEMBER 2009*

23RD SEPTEMBER 2009*

27TH SEPTEMBER 2009*

29TH SEPTEMBER 2009*

7TH JANUARY 2010*

9TH JANUARY 2010*

12TH JANUARY 2010*

14TH JANUARY 2010*

16TH JANUARY 2010*

18TH JANUARY 2010*

23RD JANUARY 2010*

25TH JANUARY 2010*

27TH JANUARY 2010*

29TH JANUARY 2010*

1ST FEBRUARY 2010*

3RD FEBRUARY 2010*

8TH FEBRUARY 2010*

10TH FEBRUARY 2010*

12TH FEBRUARY 2010*

16TH FEBRUARY 2010*

18TH FEBRUARY 2010*

20TH FEBRUARY 2010*

22ND FEBRUARY 2010*

24TH FEBRUARY 2010*

* Added dates

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