N.Y. pop group the Scissor Sisters are booked to play next summer at The O2, U.S. entertainment conglomerate Anschutz Entertainment Group's soon-to-open London venue.

The band will perform at the 23,000-capacity O2 Arena on July 26 and 27.

Signed in the U.K. to Polydor, the Scissor Sisters were an instant hit with British audiences. Their eponymously-titled debut album went on to be the best-selling title of 2004. Follow-up "Ta-Dah" has certified tripl-platinum in the United Kingdom (900,000 shipments) after just 12 weeks on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.

The five-piece are just the second music act to confirm dates at The O2. They follow pop superstar Justin Timberlake, who will perform on July 4,5 and 7.

In its first year of operating, the new venue anticipates hosting roughly 150 music, entertainment and sport events in The O2 Arena, the concert-hosting facility within the Dome.

The O2 uses the site of the maligned Millennium Dome, a state-funded project which closed its doors just one year after it opened for business on the eve of the millennium.

The venue in Greenwich, south-east London is named after the U.K.'s wireless carrier O2, which clinched a naming rights deal a year ago for $11 million.

The O2 will also serve as an official venue for the 2012 Olympics, hosting both the gymnastic and basketball events.

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