The show will feature MJ’s music and choreography along with the creativity fans have come to expect from Cirque du Soleil.
Fans will enjoy “a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture” through a tour that celebrates Jackson’s “global messages of love, peace and unity.”
In the show performers and viewers will discover the "wellspring of Jackson’s creativity" – his inspirational Giving Tree. In the "Living with Michael Jackson" 2003 Granada Television documentary Jackson showed off the Neverland Ranch's "Giving Tree," which he would climb to get inspiration to write his music.
The tour features 60 international performers and is being written and directed by Jamie King. For the past 12 years the Emmy Award and MTV Video Music Award nominee served as Madonna’s creative director. He’s also directed world tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion, Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Rain, Ricky Martin, Pink and Christina Aguilera.
The dates for Cirque Du Soleil – “Michael Jackson: The Immortal” are set for fall 2011 through spring 2012.
The tour kicks off with two shows at Bell Centre in Montreal, Oct. 2-3, 2011, and concludes June 29, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
A nine-date residency is scheduled for Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Dec. 3 –11, 2011.
Additional tour stops include Joe Louis Arena in Detroit (Oct. 15, 2011), Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia (Nov. 4, 2011), KeyArena At Seattle Center (Nov. 9, 2011), Pepsi Center in Denver (Jan. 6, 2012), Staples Center in Los Angeles (Jan. 27, 2012) and Madison Square Garden Arena in New York (April 3, 2012).
Pre-sale tickets are on sale exclusively to MichaelJackson.com subscribers and Cirque Club members today through Friday, Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, Nov. 6.
The tickets are priced between $50 to $250.
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