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Cirque du Soleil -- Michael Jackson Immortalized

11/3/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cirque du Soleil is unveiling the images that will drive what could be the biggest show under the big top ever -- driven by Michael Jackson's music ... and TMZ got hold of the image that will drive the production.

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The world tour is a partnership between the MJ Estate and Cirque -- each sharing 50% of the profits.  It will kick off in the Fall of next year in Canada, and work its way south to the US of A.

The show will end up with a permanent home at the MGM Mirage hotel in Las Vegas -- probably in late 2012. Cirque has already released sketches of what the show will look like.

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110410_michael_jackson_video2This project -- unlike some others -- got the thumbs up from Katherine Jackson.



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Cali MJ Fan    

Can't wait for the show!

1365 days ago
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nan    

i want to see this show also..
nice picture:)

1365 days ago
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Nessie    

Good news for a change :-D

1365 days ago
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amber    

Will anyone be peeing in cups in front of the audience? I bet the teen boys are just ecstatic to have Michael float over them again.

1365 days ago
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anonymous    

This is incredible! Can't wait to see this!

1365 days ago
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janicebyrne    

I'd LOVE to see this show.

1365 days ago
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Praised1    

What exciting news. Hope to get to take in the show. ♥

Really @Amber - Comments like yours are getting old and boring.
On to the next one!

1365 days ago
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amber    

Just b/c YOU don't have a problem doesn't mean your denial eases the pain of the violated boybums.

1365 days ago
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soulofanangel    


Well, if there was a way to make MONEY off a dead body, Las Vegas would FIND a way!

1365 days ago
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John    

They are really milking this guy.

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1365 days ago
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MiMi    


Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour Cirque Du Soleil


The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced today the official international launch of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today. This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production will combine Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture.

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson's artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael's creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael's inspirational Giving Tree—the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael's inner world are unlocked—his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.

The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson's powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour underscores Michael's global messages of love, peace and unity.

In selecting Jamie King as Writer and Director for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, which will feature 60 international performers, The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil chose a director Variety called one of the most influential "movers and shakers" in the music industry, and the "Jerry Bruckheimer of tent-pole concert tours". A multiple Emmy Award® and MTV Video Music Award® nominee, and greatly influenced by his early years working for both Prince and Michael Jackson, he has choreographed some of the most popular music videos and directed some of the highest grossing concert tours of all time. For the past 12 years, he has served as Madonna's creative director, having most recently directed her 2008 Sticky & Sweet world tour, as well as her 2006 record-breaking Confessions world tour and hit music video, Sorry. He most recently directed Rihanna's Last Girl On Earth world tour, Celine Dion's Taking Chances world tour, The Return of the Spice Girls reunion tour, Britney Spears' Circus tour and Avril Lavigne's Best Damn tour. He previously directed and choreographed world tours for Madonna (Re-Invention and Drowned World); Asian superstar Rain (Rain's Coming); Ricky Martin (Black & White and La Vida Loca); Pink (Try This); Christina Aguilera (Back to Basics and Stripped); and his first collaboration with Britney Spears (Oops! I Did It Again). He has worked with an array of superstars including Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez and even Ellen DeGeneres. This is Jamie's first show with Cirque du Soleil.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour will call on the diverse talents of the following creative minds: Guy Laliberte, Creative Guide; Jamie King, Writer and Director; Chantal Tremblay, Director of Creation; Mark Fisher, Set Designer; Zaldy Goco, Costume Designer; Kevin Antunes, Musical Designer; Martin Labrecque, Lighting Designer; Olivier Goulet, Projection Designer; Francois Desjardins, Sound Designer; Scott Osgood, Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer; Germain Guillemot, Acrobatic Performance Designer; Michael Curry, Props Designer.

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour will begin in Montreal in October 2011 and travel to select North American cities in the first leg, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Additional cities and dates will be announced.

For three days only, Cirque Club members and MichaelJackson.com subscribers will have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets online beginning Wednesday, November 3 at 10am Eastern Daylight Time.

Cirque Club membership is free and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com. Starting Saturday, November 6 at 12pm local time, tickets will go on sale to the public for the cities and dates listed below.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com or www.MichaelJackson.com The tour schedule is subject to change.


2011 TOUR SCHEDULE

October 2-3
Montreal, QC - Bell Centre

October 7
Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place

October 12
Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum

October 15
Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena

October 18
London, ON - John Labatt Centre

October 21
Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

October 26
Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre

October 29
Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre

November 1
Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place

November 4
Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena

November 9
Seattle, WA - KeyArena

November 18
Portland, OR - Rose Garden

November 29
Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena

December 3-11
Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center

2012 Tour Schedule

January 6
Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

January 10
Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena

January 13
San Jose, CA - HP Pavillion at San Jose

January 18
Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena

January 21
San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center

January 24
Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

January 27
Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center

February 10
Houston, TX - Toyota Center

March 2
Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena

March 24
Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi

April 3
New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

April 10
Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center

June 29
Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena

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1365 days ago
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mj fan forever    

Wonderful!!! I can't wait!!!

LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!

1365 days ago
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JLa    

I can't wait!! :)

1365 days ago
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bobmoo    

Lemonade, it strikes me that the only person here following the flock is you. Michael Jackson was acquitted in the only place it matters - in court. Get educated and them come back when you have realised the error of your ways.

1365 days ago
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christy    

Man, they are going to make zillions and zillions of dollars.

1365 days ago
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