MJ on stage : The last years (2005-2009)

This Is It

CONCERTS

This Is It (canceled)

Set list (according to Michael Prince)

Intro : MJ ROBOT
1/Wanna Be Startin’ Somthin’
2.Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Rock with You
3/Jam
4/The Drill/They Don’t Care About Us
5/Human Nature
6/Stranger In Moscow
7/Smooth Criminal
8/The Way You Make Me Feel
9/J5 Medley : I Want You Back, The Love You Save, I’ll Be There
You Are Not Alone (“Do Not Use”)
10/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
11/Dangerous
12/Dirty Diana
13/Beat It
14/Thriller/Threatened
15/Earth Song
16/We Are The World/Heal The World
17/Black or White
18/Billie Jean
Will You Be There (“Do Not Use”)

ENCORE
19/Man In The Mirror/MJ Air

Dates (all cancelled)

First Leg
July 13, 2009 London United Kingdom The O2 Arena
July 16, 2009
July 18, 2009
July 22, 2009
July 24, 2009
July 26, 2009
July 28, 2009
July 30, 2009
August 1, 2009
August 3, 2009
August 10, 2009
August 12, 2009
August 17, 2009
August 19, 2009
August 24, 2009
August 26, 2009
August 28, 2009
August 30, 2009
September 1, 2009
September 3, 2009
September 6, 2009
September 8, 2009
September 10, 2009
September 21, 2009
September 23, 2009
September 27, 2009
September 29, 2009
Second Leg
January 7, 2010 London United Kingdom The O2 Arena
January 9, 2010
January 12, 2010
January 14, 2010
January 16, 2010
January 18, 2010
January 23, 2010
January 25, 2010
January 27, 2010
January 29, 2010
February 1, 2010
February 3, 2010
February 8, 2010
February 10, 2010
February 12, 2010
February 16, 2010
February 18, 2010
February 20, 2010
February 22, 2010
February 24, 2010
March 1, 2010
March 3, 2010
March 6, 2010

Musicians
Michael Jackson – vocals, show direction, choreographer
Orianthi Panagaris – guitar
Tommy Organ – guitar
Alex Al – bass
Jonathan Moffett – drums
Michael Bearden – keyboards, musical director
Morris Pleasure – keyboards
Bashiri Johnson – percussion
Dorian Holley – vocals, vocal direction
Judith Hill – vocals
Darryl Phinnessee – vocals
Ken Stacey – vocals
Dancers
Michael Jackson
Daniel Yao
Nicholas Basir
Daniel Celebre (a.k.a. Da FunkyMystic)
Mekia Cox
Chris Grant (a.k.a. Kriyss Grant)
Misha Gabriel
Shannon Holtzapffel
Devin Jamieson
Charles Klapow
Ricardo Reid (aka Dres Reid)
Danielle Rueda Watts
Tyne Stecklein
Timor Steffens (a.k.a. Timor Dance)
Production and other personnel
Kenny Ortega – show direction
Alif Sankey – associate production
Michael Cotten – production design
Michael Curry – production design
Michael Jackson & Travis Payne – choreography
Stacy Walker – choreography assistance
Tony Testa – choreography assistance
Patrick Woodroffe – lighting design
David Elsewhere – dance coaching
Shahzad Perez – Specialty Act
Gregg Smith – casting direction
Karen Faye Heinze – hair and make-up
Zaldy Goco – chief of costume design
Michael Bush – costume design
Dennis Thompkins – costume design
AEG Live – promotion
Dave Polich – synth programming

TV PERFORMANCES AND AWARD SHOWS

May 27, 2006 : Michael (accompanied by Raymone) attends the MTV Japan Awards ceremony at Yoyugi Olympic Stadium in Tokyo where he is presented with the MTV Legend Award. He meets Rihanna backstage.

November 15, 2006 : Michael attends the World Music Awards ceremony at Earl Court where Beyonce presents him with the Diamond Award for the Thriller sales and he performs a few lines of “We Are The World’ for the final. During the ceremony, Prince, Paris & Blanket spend a movie night with Miss Aileen.

January 26, 2008 : Michael accepts an award celebrating the 25th anniversary of Thriller in a pre-recorded video message aired during the NRJ Awards ceremony on French TV network TF1.

March 05, 2009 : Michael announces his last concerts in London beginning on July 08 during a short press conference at the O2 Arena in London. The event named “This Is It” .The touring deal with concert promoter AEG Live was arranged by a Colony Capital associate Dr Tohme Tohme who has been Michael’s manager and president of MJJ Productions for a year.As part of the deal, AEG’s corporate parent, Anschutz Corp., agreed to invest in a pet project of Mr. Jackson’s, a 3-D feature film based on his song and music video “Thriller.”People close to the singer say that he is eager to return to work. “Between Anschutz and us, he’s got plenty of capital,” said Tom Barrack, Colony’s chief executive. “He’s serious, he’s focused, he’s healthy and he’s listening.”To obtain insurance for the tour, AEG arranged for an independent physician to conduct a five-hour physical exam of Mr. Jackson. “He passed with flying colors,” said AEG’s Mr. Phillips.”For the first time in his life, Michael Jackson has people around him who believe in him and look after him,” said Dr. Tohme. “And are trying to help him and advance his career.”

June 24, 2009 : Last day of rehearsals for “This Is It” at the Staples Center. in Los Angeles “Earth Song”, Thriller  & “Dangerous” are the last songs that Michael rehearse. Before going back home, Michael is given fan letters by his beloved Talitha. He dies from cardiac arrest a few hours later…

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