This Is It would be a series of 50 concerts that would start on July 13, 2009, at the O2 Arena in London. The shows would be their first appearances significant since the successful HIStory World Tour in 1996/1997, as in 2001, 年 of release of their latest album of new material, was not carried out a tour to promote this album, only two concerts were held in New York City to commemorate its 30-year career. The 750,000 tickets for these concerts sold out just five hours after the start of sales.
All rehearsals for the tour were filmed in high definition: 更多 than 100 hours of 视频 that have resulted in a film / documentary, titled This Is It The film was produced 由 Columbia Pictures, directed 由 Kenny Ortega and had a worldwide release October 28 to 30 of the same month.
To accompany this movie to Sony released a compilation that was its soundtrack. In this collection will meet all the songs that Jackson was rehearsing for the tour in the same sequence that appeared in the film. There was also the first song released after his death and never released versions of some songs, plus a poem that Jackson recorded for the album Dangerous was released in 1991.