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Surprise! Michael Jackson may perform more shows beyond London

March 19, 2009 |  5:51 pm

In an interview with HitFix, AEG Live President/CEO Randy Phillips has said that after selling 750,000 tickets for 50 shows in London, Michael Jackson might do more.

Not that much of a shocker, if you ask us, but where he may go is up in the air. When MJ took to the stage on March 5 to announce his London run, the soldier of sparkle repeatedly informed the crowd that "this is it... the final curtain call," but it wasn't very clear whether he meant London, all of England or all of Europe.

The HitFix asked Phillips to clarify and received this statement ending with a bald little nugget of marketing lingo: "What he meant was London... the truth is our deal is in phases and the only phase he's agreed to is London. It's very possible there are other cities. We call it his Capital Market Residency."

For those who have forked out the cash for his London show, does it make it any less special that his victory lap may extend to Paris, Munich, Beijing or Toronto?

--Margaret Wappler

Photo by Joel Ryan/Associated Press

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