Michael Jackson's residency at London's O2 Arena will now continue into 2010 after more dates were added to cater for huge demand.

The Thriller star will perform at least 37 nights at the venue after pre-sale tickets quickly sold out.

Jackson confirmed the This Is It concerts to a crowd of hundreds at the O2 last Thursday.

"I just want to say that these will be my final shows in London," he explained.

"When I say this is it, this really means this is it.

"This is the final curtain call. I'll see you in July and I love you."

Promoter AEG Live announced gigs running from July 8th until July 28th earlier this week and yesterday added shows running until September 1st, only for seven shows in January and February to be confirmed on Thursday morning.

Tickets for the shows are priced at between £50 and £75 and it is believed even more dates could be announced due to the huge demand to see the King of Pop in action.

Michael Jackson's This Is It dates are currently:

Wednesday, July 8th

Friday, July 10th

Sunday, July 12th

Tuesday, July 14th

Saturday, July 18th

Monday, July 20th

Wednesday, July 22nd

Friday, July 24th

Sunday, July 26th

Tuesday, July 28th

Saturday August 1st

Monday, August 3rd

Monday, August 10th

Wednesday, August 12th

Monday, August 17th

Wednesday, August 19th

Monday, August 24th

Wednesday, August 26th

Friday, August 28th

Sunday, August 30th

Tuesday, September 1st

Thursday, January 7th

Saturday, January 9th

Tuesday, January 12th

Thursday, January 14th

Saturday, January 16th

Monday, January 18th

Thursday, February 18th

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