Gig count up to 37 London dates

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.