Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour coming to Japan in May
After touring North America for about two years, “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour is to be performed in Japan for the first time in May.
The collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and The Michael Jackson Company LLC uses the music and vision of Jackson along with Cirque du Soleil’s well-known acrobatic performance style to create a visual concert experience.
The Michael Jackson Company LLC partnered with Cirque du Soleil in order to create the show after it was reported that had been a fan of the performance empire’s many shows and had wanted to collaborate with it before his death in 2009.
An official album titled “Immortal” was produced as part of a $250 million contract with Sony allowing music publishing until 2017. The first North American show kicked off in October 2011. Shortly after its launch, the show had sold tickets worth over $100 million and was named by Forbes as the top touring act in America.
The show was written and directed by Jamie King, who has previously worked with Britney Spears, Madonna and Rihanna. Travis Payne, the choreographer for the production and also for Jackson’s final “This Is It” show, said the extravaganza contains, “the whimsy and fun and acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil with the sort of fire and funk of Michael Jackson.”
The show will be held at Saitama May 9-16 (36 performances), Yokohama May 16-19 (6 performances), Nagoya May 23-26 (6 performances), Fukuoka May 30-June 2 (6 performances) and Osaka Jun 6-16 (12 performances).
Tickets range from 6,000 yen to 25,000 yen.
For more information, visit http://mj-t.jp