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Posted: 11/5/10 at 9:26pm
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'Immortal' THE Michael Jackson Experience'

Details of a touring show by acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil based on the life and music of the late Michael Jackson have been announced.

'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour' will open in Montreal in October 2011 and tour a further 26 cities in North America for eight months.

Director Jamie King said Jackson's Neverland Ranch was the inspiration for "this world of magic, fairy tale".

Profits will be split between Cirque du Soleil and the Jackson estate.

Excerpts from Jackson's music videos, as well as scenes from the 'This Is It' documentary, will be included in the 90-minute show.

King, who has directed tours for artists including Madonna, Rihanna and Celine Dion, said the new show was "really about a central character, or characters, who get transported into this world of Neverland where they learn everything there is to know about Michael".

"Michael Jackson is throughout the entire show but in no way am I going to use a stand-in," he added.

He said the show, which will visit cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, would feature a tree representing Jackson's favourite oak from outside his Neverland bedroom.

'The Immortal World Tour' will travel to Canada after its U.S dates, producers say, followed by a world tour.

A totally separate Las Vegas production will be staged in 2011.

The Royal Albert hall is expected to be its home in Summer 2012 for 6 weeks.

Updated On: 11/5/10 at 09:26 PM
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Posted: 11/6/10 at 9:44am
Tasteless.
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Posted: 11/6/10 at 10:13am
...and downright tacky!
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Posted: 11/6/10 at 10:20am
Well that was the other word I was going to use :)
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Posted: 11/6/10 at 8:52pm
No worse than the ELVIS show.
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Posted: 11/6/10 at 8:57pm
How many more 'Cirque' shows can they fit on the strip?
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Posted: 11/6/10 at 9:00pm
The Jacko one isnt slated for Vegas- its a touring production.
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Posted: 11/7/10 at 3:43am
I think Phantom was referring to this:
A totally separate Las Vegas production will be staged in 2011.
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Posted: 11/7/10 at 4:00am
Jamie King is incredible, but this sounds Vile !