March 6, 2009 16:33

Michael Jackson could play world tour after London dates

The jaunt would be his last hurrah

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Michael Jackson could follow his 10 July London O2 Arena dates with a world tour, it has been revealed.

Yesterday (March 5) at a press conference outside the venue Jackson announced that he would be playing the O2 residency, with the head of the gig promotion company he is working with later suggesting that his 'This Is It' shows could take place across the world.

"These will be the last shows in London," Randy Phillips, head of AEG Entertainment told BBC News. "Whether he will go on from here around the world... this will be his last tour."

Phillips also said that the company was working with Jackson to release a 3D film, 'Thriller 3d', as well as with new music releases planned for the future.

In total the release and live plans could earn the singer over £285 million over the next three years.

The O2 Arena residency is set to begin on July 8. Tickets for the dates are set to go on sale at 7am (GMT) on March 13. Keep checking NME.COM for further details of the dates.

The Association Of Secondary Ticket Agents has warned fans not to buy Michael Jackson tickets yet, as any advertised before the official announcement are unlikely to materialise.

Read NME.COM's blog on Michael Jackson's live comeback and have your say now.

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