Michael Jackson's London O2 Arena setlist revealed

Will the King Of Pop be playing a greatest hits set?

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Michael Jackson's setlist for his forthcoming residency at the London O2 Arena has been revealed – and he looks set to be playing a greatest hits set for the huge shows.

The King Of Pop will kick off the set with classic 'Billie Jean', claims the Daily Mirror, with fan favourites 'The Way You Make Me Feel', 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' also featuring. 'Thriller' will reportedly close the 16-song show.

According to the paper - which says it has seen the setlist Jackson has given to promoters AEG - songs absent include the UK chart-toppers 'Black Or White', 'Earth Song', 'Blood On The Dancefloor' and 'You Rock My World' as well as other classics like 'Bad'.

The proposed Michael Jackson setlist:

'Billie Jean'
'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin''
'Rock With You'
'The Way You Make Me Feel'
'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'
'I Just Can't Stop Loving You'
'Human Nature'
'Smooth Criminal'
'Girlfriend'
'Man In The Mirror'
'Beat It'
'One Day In Your Life'
'Heal The World'
'You Are Not Alone'
'Remember The Time'
'Thriller'


Jackson's gigs are set to begin on July 8, continue through August and September, then restart in January and February 2010 – with 37 dates announced as of this morning (March 12).

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow morning (March 13) at 7am (GMT).

To check the availability of Michael Jackson tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

You can watch Michael Jackson's entire O2 set (in YouTube form) on the Video Blog now.




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