As expected, Michael Jackson held a press conference in London yesterday to announce he will play a series of concerts at the O2 Arena this summer. Michael told fans the ten shows from 8 July would be his "final curtain call" in London, with ticket prices at £75, £65 and £50. The King of Pop's fans have understandably reacted in a big way to the news, with his website receiving 16,000 visits a second as people register for the pre-sale draw. His promoter has also revealed further plans, saying Michael could earn $400 million from a comeback deal that could include new music, a world tour and a 3D film based on Thriller. With a memorabilia law suit on his hands as he sues an auction house, Michael's certainly going to be busy.
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