Presne pred 8 rokmi 5.3.2009 Michael v Londýne oznámil šnúru koncertov This is it. Sen mnohých fanúšikov sa naplnil zakúpením si lístkov, ktoré sa ihneď vypredali. Šťastné to chvíle, keď ešte nik netušil tragédiu, ktorá sa stane o tri a pol mesiaca neskôr.
Originálny prepis Michaelovho prejavu:
“Thank you all. This is it. This is it! This is it! I just want to say that these will be my final show performances in London. This will be it. This is it. When I say “this is it,” it really means this is it. I’ll be performing the songs my fans want to hear. This is it. I mean, this is really it. This is the finally curtain call. I’ll see you in July. I love you. I really do, you have to realize that, I love you so much. Really, from the bottom of my heart. This is it, see you in July! ”