Michael Jackson Tribute THE ULTIMATE THILLER to Launch National Tour in Medford Oregon on 6/13
The Ultimate Thriller "The" Tribute to Michael Jackson is set to wow audiences across the country, opening Thursday, June 13th in Medford, OR. The Tour continues with stops in Red Rocks, CO; Austin, TX; Phoenix, AZ; among many others. The complete Tour itinerary, consisting of arenas and theatres, can be found at TheUltimateThriller.Com
The Ultimate Thriller "The" Tribute to Michael Jackson is the most authentic and exciting concert tribute to Jackson's legacy. It was created with the greatest admiration and respect for Jackson. The show combines parts of two of Jackson's legendary tours: the Guinness World Record-breaking "The Bad World Tour" (1987) and his 1992 "Dangerous World Tour," to bring his best hits live on stage once again, including "Man in the Mirror," "Black or White," "Beat it," "Billie Jean," "Thriller," and many more unforgettable songs. The two-hour spectacle also includes The Jackson 5 hits among other selections.
For millions of people Michael Jackson was iconic. For nearly four decades he epitomized pop music culture around the world. He wrote the soundtrack for a generation, influencing fashion, lifestyles and dances in the process. He was one of the most successful artists in pop history, selling more than 750 million albums - including "Thriller," charting 14 Number One songs in the US, winning 18 Grammy Awards, and performing the single most successful concert series at London's Wembley Stadium.
The Ultimate Thriller production consists of a full live band, authentic costumes, back-up singers, dancers and of course an MJ. Choreography is by LaVelle Smith and Mic Thompson. LaVelle is a five-time MTV Video Music Award winner for best choreographer and a principal dancer for Michael on the "Dangerous," "Bad," and "History" tours; and Mic spent eight years as a principal dancer with Michael and can be seen in the videos for "Dangerous" and "Ghosts;" Audio consultant is Michael Prince, was Jackson's longtime recording engineer for all of his live performances. Their insight and experience with Michael Jackson provide unparalleled authenticity to this production.
For the cast and crew of The Ultimate Thriller, this was so much more than just putting together a show and going on tour. This has been a labor of love for every single person involved with this production. For the singers, it is about getting an amazing opportunity to perform the songs of the artist they have admired their entire lives, in front of thousands of people. For the dancers, it is a chance to learn and execute some of the world's best-known choreography. For the band, it is knowing that they are going to get to play some of the best music ever produced. And for the production staff and crew, it is about bringing out the best in the performers and being a part of something special.
Just as the appeal of Michael's music spanned multiple generations, so does the homage paid by The Ultimate Thriller. The show brings together youthful passion and time-tested wisdom with but one goal: share in the magic, the music and the energy that Michael gave the world. Michael Jackson was the incarnation of the American dream. He was one of a kind. The Ultimate Thriller is a musical bow to the superstar.
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