It was inevitable: the King of Pop is going to be immortalized in a show by Cirque du Soleil. The Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour is going to debut in Montreal in October and then go on to 47 countries.
Jamie King, a music industry insider who directed record-breaking tours for Rihanna, Madonna, Usher and Celin Dion, wrote and directed this tour with Cirque du Soleil. The show explores Jackson’s love of music and features a literal “Giving Tree” that represents MJ’s inspiration and creativity as an artist.
King, in an interview with CNN, explained the perfect marriage between Cirque du Soleil’s visually stunning performances and Michael Jackson’s own theatricality:
“It makes so much sense for these two worlds to come together, because Michael was so into magic and fairy tale and everything that really Cirque is all about. He loved that innocence and childlike kind of creativity which Cirque provides.”
The tour will not only showcase hits like “Thriller” and “Beat It” but is reportedly going to include new unreleased material as well. With CGI and hologram effects, creators could possibly bring Jackson to the stage alongside Cirque performers. Fans would go wild to see their beloved icon again, besides the fact that it would be so cool to see.
When tickets go on sale, I’m sure I’m going to be one of millions hoping that I can snag some.Tags: Cirque du Soleil, Immortal World Tour, Jamie King, King of Pop, Michael Jackson