Friday, July 12, 2024

Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil Show Kicks Off October 2011 in Montreal


Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson show starts selling tickets on Saturday. Presale starts today for Michael Jackson fan club members.

The official announcement comes this morning.

The show — called “The Immortal World Tour”– is a stadium tour that begins in Montreal in October 2011. The tour proceeds to Detroit, spends about a month in Las Vegas for December 2011, then heads to the west coast in early 2012. It should get to New York later that spring.

Cirque du Soleil’s Jamie King is the director. John Branca, co-executor of the Michael Jackson estate, says that the show will be full of Michael’s music, and the costumes and look will reflect all the elements that made him famous. But there won’t be any Michael Jackson imitators, he promises.

Cirque’s Beatles show, “Love,” in Las Vegas continues to amaze and astound. It’s doing so well that I’ve heard the producers are planning a fifth anniversary extravaganza in Vegas next June. “Immortal” should follow in its footsteps.

Meantime, no word from Sony Music on the Jackson album of unreleased songs.

Here’s some more info:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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