This Is It was a planned series of fifty concerts to be held at The O2 in London. They were scheduled to begin in July 2009 and continue through to March 2010. However, with all concerts sold out, Michael died less than three weeks before the first concert date. Michael officially announced the concerts at a press conference inside The O2 and stated that This Is It was going to be his final concerts.
Originally only 10 concerts were announced, but the tickets were sold out in less than an hour and the public demand for tickets resulted in 40 more concerts to be added. Ticket sales broke several records.
Proposed Set List
The below was put together through official set lists provided in behind-the-scenes featurettes on the Blu-ray and DVD releases of the film ‘This Is It’.
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
The Drill Dance Sequence
They Don’t Care About Us
Human Nature (sometimes replaced with Stranger In Moscow)
The Way You Make Me Feel (sometimes replaced with You Rock My World)