Michael Jackson Returns Residency set for 02 Arena

Michael Jackson To Return for London O2 Arena Residency

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There's never a shortage of rumors and rude talk when it comes to Michael Jackson. This time however, we're happy to report that the chatter is about a "come back" tour. For years there's been a whisper that the King of Pop could be back on a stage near you, but as of today, it's on. Earlier this week NME.com was reporting on a Michael Jackson residency at London's 02 Arena set for later this year; and today the Michael Jackson website confirmed it all. And what's better, Jacko is gonna be at the press conference tomorrow (Thursday, March 5) to officially announce the dates and you can go! (Details below.)

Following the initial announcement, it's expected that additional dates could be added depending on demand. These appear to be the only shows he will play this year, but no one seems to know for sure. Stay tuned to JamBase and we'll be sure to hit ya with details as we get them.

Michael Jackson's last tour was in 1996.

From www.michaeljackson.com:

Michael Jackson to Make a Special Announcement in London at the O2

Attention Fans! AEG Live is inviting you down to The O2 in London for a very special announcement from Michael Jackson. Access is granted on a first come first served basis.

Here are the details:
WHAT: Michael Jackson to Make A Special Announcement
WHEN: Thursday, March 5
TIME: Suggested Arrival Time is 1 p.m.
Press Conference Starts at 4 p.m.

WHERE: The O2
Grand Concourse
Peninsula Square
London SE10 0DX

And just so you don't forget who we're talking about, dig on this, still one of the best party jams ever:

http://www.michaeljackson.com/

[Published on: 3/4/09]

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EricTW83 Wed 3/4/2009 04:32PM
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My girlfriend and I came up with this idea the other day....Phish Halloween '09 musical costume should be some super funky michael jackson. Either Thriller, Bad or a just a greatest hits.

21mmer Wed 3/4/2009 04:37PM
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21mmer

aside from the creepy, child molester, freak show vibe....i would love to see him live

POTKETTLEB1ACK Wed 3/4/2009 04:38PM
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POTKETTLEB1ACK

MICHAEL JACKSON FOR COACHELLA '09 YOU HEARD IT HERE

JammyJammerson Wed 3/4/2009 04:38PM
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Who is that white lady in the picture?

SpreadRed87 Wed 3/4/2009 04:41PM
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SpreadRed87

WOW everyone is getting back on the music train.... phish, the dead, sublime without bradley... now all we need is SCI to tell everyone they are playing Rothbury!

RonCronDon Wed 3/4/2009 04:46PM
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RonCronDon

Poor bubbles...

fishbone1 Wed 3/4/2009 04:47PM
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fishbone1

Keep On With The Force Don't Stop

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough!

jacoyle1 Wed 3/4/2009 04:49PM
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21mmer Wed 3/4/2009 05:04PM
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21mmer

UM busted out a nice MJ cover this new years, as well.

alienscape Wed 3/4/2009 05:10PM
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UM Thriller/Another Brick in the Wall mashup from their '08 Halloween show was extra crispy.

GratefullyCruzin Wed 3/4/2009 05:19PM
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GratefullyCruzin

Yea so It's just plain wrong that there is a childrens charity banner right next to the Michael Jackson article I wonder how the people who put that ad up would feel!

GratefullyCruzin Wed 3/4/2009 05:20PM
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GratefullyCruzin

Seriously!

fuckyou Wed 3/4/2009 05:27PM
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Jacko's Backo!!

bloggersrlosers star Wed 3/4/2009 05:34PM
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GeorgieP Wed 3/4/2009 05:38PM
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GeorgieP

It's good to see Jeff Austin's growing his hair back out.

Side note, does anyone remember Michael Jackson's Moonwalker for Sega Genesis? Now that was an awesome video game.

Conjugal Burning Wed 3/4/2009 05:41PM
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Conjugal Burning

thriller is a tight as jam..... but he's got nothing on G.R.A.B.'s version of Billy Jean

EricTW83 Wed 3/4/2009 05:43PM
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DAMN! JFJO stole my idea. Thanks for tip jacoyle1, I'll definitely check it out.

-Nomad- Wed 3/4/2009 05:46PM
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-Nomad-

i wonder if he is the surprise additional headliner for bonerzoo

NatiMatty starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/4/2009 05:52PM
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POST PHISH SHOW FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC = DONT STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH!!

kandrokitis Wed 3/4/2009 06:18PM
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kandrokitis

that's ignorant. that's poopie work.

clarkeart star Wed 3/4/2009 08:28PM
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clarkeart

i wonder if he still has a face

grateful4livin star Wed 3/4/2009 08:36PM
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Another highly overated pop star comming back to milk the fans out of some big $$$$! OMG, do I go see Michael or Brittany? Weak as hell!

21mmer Wed 3/4/2009 08:46PM
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21mmer

over rated? i don't know if MJ is even rated at this point in his life......however, 'off the wall', 'thriller', and 'bad' are all fantastic albums that still hold up to this day....and are NOT over rated

bloggersrlosers Wed 3/4/2009 08:46PM
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bloggersrlosers

^don't forget about phish and the dead

21mmer Wed 3/4/2009 08:56PM
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21mmer

thanks. i won't.

whodoyoudo Wed 3/4/2009 09:06PM
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whodoyoudo

id check it out

but imagine ticket prices...yeah...

GratefulHokie Wed 3/4/2009 10:01PM
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GratefulHokie

^^^ pimpmcgeorge, that genesis game was an absolute classic!

and, wasn't I just hearing rumors that he needed a lung replacement or something?

LT Wed 3/4/2009 10:43PM
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LT

for real. michael jackson... call him what you want but he is not overrated. his shit was tight and you know it. i love you michael!

loveleigh Wed 3/4/2009 11:14PM
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umphreys mcgee covering a song gives no indication of a song's merit.

michael jackson is the man but i cant imagine he could be very good live.

grateful4livin Thu 3/5/2009 02:39AM
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soxphan Thu 3/5/2009 03:57AM
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Why is this pediphile (allegedly) getting any run on this site?

Coconut Phil star Thu 3/5/2009 04:58AM
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Coconut Phil

Who's going to pay to see this mutant frankenstien child molester? Why is he even showing up on this site? This freak belongs in some government prison lab. Guess he's looking to cash in to pay his legal bills.

jascojohn Thu 3/5/2009 05:01AM
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"off the wall" is a GREAT album. It has more merit than ANYTHING Umph's has put out. ANYTHING. I like UM and all...just sayin' that hating on OTW makes you look foolish.

mikemac9317 Thu 3/5/2009 05:19AM
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mikemac9317

Wouldn't mind seeing this chump play live, but he kinda gives me the willies. PS- Best Michael Jackson cover by a jamband- SCI covering Thriller at the late nite vegoose show. Fucking killer

Benjamin Human Thu 3/5/2009 05:24AM
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Benjamin Human

Thriller = Best Selling Album Worldwide. Ever.

'Nuff Said.

adubvu Thu 3/5/2009 05:35AM
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adubvu

oh the poor children and their ravished buttholes!

canoftunapudding Thu 3/5/2009 05:39AM
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I am much more psyched about this than a dead phish reunion.

danimal2 star Thu 3/5/2009 06:09AM
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danimal2

disco biscuits should open

IFORGETGUYFORGET Thu 3/5/2009 06:18AM
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I saw MJ at Giant Stadium during the Jackson Five Victory Tour. Please believe it was THE SH^T. Comparing UM to MJ is laughable. IDIOT!

djacoustic Thu 3/5/2009 06:26AM
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djacoustic

Umphree's and bisco are garbage. The two most overrated bands on the scene. Just because you like jam bands doesnt mean you have to like all of them. You dont have to like bisco because they are a jam band. Like them because they are good! Thats why they suck. They are so hyped up because they are one of the few jam bands around. God damnit I hate bisco. At least umphree's has talent. I dont like the music, but they have talent. Bisco is a bunch of talentless hacks. Dont waste your time and money on bisco just because there is nothing else.

adubvu Thu 3/5/2009 06:33AM
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adubvu

lol djacoustic, your a moron.. why would you waste your time to post that? go do something with your life.

smiley3 Thu 3/5/2009 06:52AM
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Why does MJ love twenty-nine year olds?

smiley3 Thu 3/5/2009 06:52AM
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bc there are twenty of them.

smiley3 Thu 3/5/2009 06:53AM
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What did the sun-bathing lady say to MJ at the beach?

smiley3 Thu 3/5/2009 06:53AM
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Hey mister! Get out of my son!

moemoe6434 Thu 3/5/2009 07:07AM
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So he ran out of money huh?

Putnameter Thu 3/5/2009 07:08AM
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Putnameter

hahaha thats funny as shit. WHAT A NUT! I hope his nose falls off as soon as he get up on the stage.

Terrapin! Thu 3/5/2009 07:08AM
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Terrapin!

fuck michael jackson. that is all

chidodger Thu 3/5/2009 07:14AM
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chidodger

MIKEMAC- That SCI late night vegoose show was one of the best nights of my life, The thriller cover with the pussycat dolls(whoever the hot dancers on the platforms were, i think the pussycat dolls) were amazing, as well as the rest of the show (funky meters cover w/bayliss and the voodoo parade thru the crowd was amazing as well). Anyhow, just out of curisity, how long has it been since MJ played in the US? I'm guessing at least 10 years.

chidodger Thu 3/5/2009 07:16AM
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chidodger

oops, just noticed, last tour was 96, so 13 years.

kirkbrew Thu 3/5/2009 07:26AM
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kirkbrew

My wife does the Thriller dance spot on. It is a big hit on Halloween.

King Rhino star Thu 3/5/2009 07:27AM
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Enough with the hatin'! The brother was found NOT GUILTY by a JURY OF HIS PEERS!!!! And where they found 12 albino washed-up singing pedophiles to sit on that jury is beyond me.

hobojo Thu 3/5/2009 07:51AM
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For some reason I'm much more excited about a Spinal Tap tour than a Michael Jackson tour.

alienscape starstar Thu 3/5/2009 07:55AM
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Yeah well, that's just, ya know,

like, your opinion, man.

UM is the shit. MJ is a pedophile. And if Bisco opened for MJ, then by all means Mike Gordon should sit in.

PUFNSTUF1 Thu 3/5/2009 08:05AM
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In 1985 I was given front row tickets to a Michael Jackson concert. I just threw the tickets away. I wouldn't walk across the street to see him play then and I sure as hell wouldn't do it now. Is Michael Jackson and entertainer? Yes. Is he a musician? No. If you wanted to see a great entertainer and musician you should have gone to see Iggy Pop and the Stooges when you had the chance.

phishinpanic Thu 3/5/2009 08:13AM
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phishinpanic

What is Michael Jackson's favorite thing about a 12 year old boy?

phishinpanic Thu 3/5/2009 08:14AM
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phishinpanic

He can put him in the shower, slick his hair back, and make him look 8.

djacoustic Thu 3/5/2009 08:21AM
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djacoustic

adubvu,

3 reasons I post that:

1. Boredom.

2. I like to stir the pot.

3. Bisco blows.

mfgoof Thu 3/5/2009 08:27AM
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Thriller for Phish Halloween? Never heard of that idea before. Oh wait, Phish played Michael over the PA in 95 before the Quadrophenia set and it's been rumored before every Halloween since. BTW, it wouldn't be as good as it sounds. By Billie Jean, you'd be like "how many songs are left on this stupid album?"

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/5/2009 08:29AM
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^thanks DJ, good to know your of no use,

_btw whoever said MJ is is overated is a fuckin dumbass, get your shit right, the thriller album went #1 in like 60 different countries, I wouldnt say just cause a dumb fuckin 18 year old phish fan doesnt like em doesnt make him overrated

Parsonsgoggles Thu 3/5/2009 08:42AM
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Parsonsgoggles

It must be depression time with all these artist coming out of the woodwork to play shows and get paid $$$$$$$$$$$$.

Phish, Dead, Jacko, Fleetwood Mac, can all go play with Spam in the parking lot and kiss my goggles!

Who wants to start the odds on when SCI makes their triumphant, ha ha ha, return?

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} Thu 3/5/2009 09:19AM
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lets see if his health holds up for these shows.

I predict>>collapse by show number 2.

GeorgieP Thu 3/5/2009 09:46AM
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Pornofunk, I'm glad to see someone finally knows what the hell he's talking about around here. Michael Jackson is far, FAR from overrated. Have you ever heard the Jackson 5? That shit was insanely good and some of Motown's best, if you ask me. Watch a Jacko concert from the 80's and tell me that guy didn't put on a hell of a show. He had people literally fainting in the audience and unlike at a Biscuits show, it wasn't cause they'd had too much chemical. Get your facts straight. Does he look like some sort of wraith from middle earth? Yes. Does he touch kids? You bet your ass he does. Yeah MJ is a weird fuck, but as a musician, he was goddamn exemplary.

zeus283 Thu 3/5/2009 12:02PM
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You heard it here first. M.J. will be the suprise headliner at bonnaroo this year. He will be in the kids tent.

lovemusical Thu 3/5/2009 02:04PM
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Chris Rock: "You know that argument you had with your friends back in the '80's about who was more cool, Prince or Michael Jackson? PRINCE FUCKING WON!"

21mmer Thu 3/5/2009 03:44PM
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21mmer

for the record....no one has compared MJ to UM or bisco. all that was stated was that those bands did respectable MJ covers. that's it.

phishinpanic Thu 3/5/2009 04:38PM
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phishinpanic

Are you folks that are sticking up for MJ really fans of his?

DAMONCORY Fri 3/6/2009 10:05AM
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DAMONCORY

Nice head.

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/6/2009 02:36PM
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pornofunk

damn right I am, dude Jacksons straight talent, im sure his shows now are not nearly what they were before, but like mcgeorge said you want any of his shit from the 80's and that guys was on fire and couldnt be touched by ANY musicians, you guys need to open up your mind past like 20 minute space solo's

*TIP - next party your at, take 40' Oz to freedom out of the CD player and put on the thriller album, if your not moving you have no fuckin pulse

mike99 Sun 3/8/2009 08:37PM
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I'm hoping any true jambase community member just doesn't give a second thought to jacko the wacko. C'mon!

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/9/2009 10:48PM
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pornofunk

that wacko can still make more money than your dumb ass (period)