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- Posted on Dec 21st 2009 8:03AM by Stephen Dowling
The ex-Beatle, who plays the arena on Tuesday (Dec. 22), told Absolute Radio that he "quite fancied the idea" of a run of shows at the 23,000-capacity arena.
He said: "Last time I ever did that was when the Beatles used to do Christmas shows, and it was brilliant because... you would be there for a week or two. It was fantastic, just dossing in your overcoat and everything."
The arena has already seen residencies by Prince and Britney Spears, while Bon Jovi are to start theirs in June -- with some of their tickets costing nearly £1,200 ($2,090).
Michael Jackson was supposed to play 50 concert at the venue this year, but he died in June before a single one of the performances took place.
Sir Paul's O2 date, which is part of a short European tour, is his only UK show of the year, though he told the show he wanted to play more.
I came back from America and a lot of people said, 'Oh, I hear you've been to America, are you doing any British dates?' I said, 'No,' and they said, 'Oh, why not?'" he told drivetime DJ Geoff Lloyd.
"So I rung my promoter and said, 'Hey, can we do some English dates and can we play maybe Scotland?'
"He had a brilliant idea of the Union Jack Tour, it was going to be Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, but he couldn't get the availability at such short notice."