Posts Tagged ‘Michael Jackson’

Celebrating the King of Pop – Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Few in the history of music put on a show and redefined popular music quite like Michael Jackson. Even after nearly three years since the King of Pop’s passing, his star still remains bright in the music world and in the hearts of his countless fans. Befitting of Jackson’s music and exhilarating stage presence, Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” tribute to the pop icon is an extravaganza of music, costume and breathtaking acrobatic performances. Set to Jackson’s electrifying (albeit recorded) voice and hits such as “Smooth Criminal”, “Thriller”, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, and “Bad”, the show is 22 scenes of Cirque magic that brings the singer’s work to life.

Thus far through the 2011 leg of the tour’s run, reviews have highlighted the production values and immaculate performances so iconic and expected from a Cirque du Soleil production. The most memorable scenes include a rendition of Jackson’s classic “Thriller”, complete with zombies and ghouls busting their moves. Michael’s iconic dance moves are on full masterful display to lively beats of “Smooth Criminal”, “Beat it” and “Jam”. Not just a rock concert, the show also highlights Cirque’s artistic flair in their tributes to Jackson’s messages of love and social justice.

You can read some of reviews published thus far here:

The Vancouver Sun’s Francois Marchand

Los Angeles Times’ Randall Roberts

St. Louis American

The North American portion of the tour wraps up August 15th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles before it moving on to Europe to finish off 2012. The Michael Jackson World Tour began in October 2011; have you seen it yet? For those who have, what did you think of it? How did it measure up to Cirque du Soleil’s other productions?

If you haven’t seen it yet, remember that is your ticket to Cirque’s Michael Jackson World Tour and the hottest shows around – we are never sold out! For a full list of the remaining shows being held in the United States and Canada, be sure to visit our website.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour Grows

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

MJ_CirqueIt’s been a little over a month since Cirque du Soleil announced their newest production, and already new dates have been added.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is now scheduled for multiple performances in major cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Phoenix has also made it onto the new itinerary.

For a look at the new tour dates, check the listings below. Remember (more…)

Cirque Presents Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

MJ_CirqueCirque du Soleil has just announced the launch of their newest production, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.

The extravagant performance will combine music and choreography from the King of Pop’s extraordinary career with the artistry and acrobatics associated with the world of (more…)