Michael Jackson extends London O2 Arena residency into 2010

Gig count up to 37 London dates

Michael Jackson gives his two fingered salute to fans. The singer recently pulled out of a TV live comeback, citing stage fright. The singer had been scheduled to sing on the finale of the 'American Idol' series on May 21, in front of an audience of around 27 million viewers. This year saw Jackson release an anniversary edition of his top-selling album 'Thriller', 25 years after its first release. Pic:PA Photos
Michael Jackson has extended his forthcoming London O2 Arena residency to 37 dates – stretching into 2010.

As of this morning (March 12) the residency was set to stretch from July 8, throughout August and September then through January, with one date in February (18).

It is also rumoured that Jackson is set to announce a world tour in the near future.

Michael Jackson will play the following shows at the venue:

July: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
August: 1, 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 28, 30
September: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 21, 23, 27, 29
January: 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18
February: 18

Tickets for the London O2 Arena dates go on general sale tomorrow (March 13) at 7am (GMT).

To check the availability of Michael Jackson tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

You can watch Michael Jackson's entire O2 set (in YouTube form) on the Video Blog now.

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