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Jackson was planning a 2010 Vegas residency

world Updated: Jul 03, 2009 01:52 IST

King of Pop Michael Jackson's "This Is It" shows in London were just the beginning of his live comeback, as the star was planning a six-month residency in Las Vegas for the next year.

The legendary singer was booked to play 50 dates at London's O2 Arena from July until February next year - his first public concerts since 2002 and the debt-ridden Jackson was then lining up a massive six-month stay in Sin City, reports express.co.uk.

If successful, the Vegas shows would have made the singer a stunning $100 million.

"Jackson's advisers were in talks with two hoteliers in Las Vegas to create a six-month show for the pop star, starting soon after his London dates finished in early 2010, which would fetch him, I was told, up to $100 million," investigative journalist Gerald Posner wrote on dailyBeast.com.

"Jackson, according to one close adviser, resented the pressure to start performing to pay past bills and avoid losing his music catalogue," he added.