Michael Jackson lives on with Cirque du Soleil's "Immortal" tour
Under the guidance of award-winning concert director Jamie King, 60 international performers will celebrate Jackson's "love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature," according to a press release, with an over the top production filled with the King of Pop's music and choreography.
The trek's inaugural leg begins with a two-night stand Oct. 2-3 in Montreal, followed by arena stops throughout Canada and major US markets on the East and West Coasts. The 27-city run, which also includes nine consecutive nights in Las Vegas, is scattered throughout the end of 2011 and well into 2012. Additional cities and dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Tickets for this first round of gigs go on sale Saturday (11/6) via Jackson's website.
Members of the Cirque Club as well as subscribers to Jackson's website can purchase presale tickets now through Nov. 6.
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil reached a business agreement earlier this year to work together for the "creation, development, production and promotion" of Jackson-related projects. Both parties will each own 50 percent of every project, while the Estate of Michael Jackson will also receive royalty payments for various aspects of Jackson's property, according to a press release.
2, 3 - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre
7 - Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Place
12 - Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum
15 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
18 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre
21 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
26 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
29 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre
1 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
4 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
9 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
18 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
29 - Salt Lake City, UT- EnergySolutions Arena
3-11 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
6 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
10 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
13 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
18 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
21 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
24 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
27 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
10 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
2 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
24 - Quebec City, Quebec - Colisee Pepsi
3 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
29 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena