Michael Jackson tour coming to Australia
Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour has announced its Australian tour dates. The production will arrive on Australian shores in September, first going to Perth and Sydney and then on to Brisbane and Melbourne in October.
Michael Jackson’s estate and Cirque du Soleil have come together to give Aussie fans and fans around the world a unique view into the ‘inner world’ of the music icon in this show, which includes 49 international dancers, musicians and acrobats. The four-week Australian tour will present a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in the King of Pop’s creative legacy.
Written and directed by Jamie King, the show premiered in Montreal in October 2011 and has played to audiences across North America, Europe and Asia. King, who has choreographed some of the most popular music videos and directed some of the highest grossing concert tours of all time, honors Michael’s creative genius and performing legacy by making his inspirational music and lyrics the driving force of the show.
King, known for his work as Madonna’s creative director, has set the show in “a fantastical realm where we can discover Michael’s inspiration and the wellspring of his creativity.”
The show will visit Australian venues in strictly limited engagements. First, the tour will come to the Perth Arena (18 to 22 September) and Sydney’s Allphones Arena (26 to 29 September) and then it will head to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (2 to 6 October) and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (10 to 13 October.)
Tickets for the tour went on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 31. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au or call 132 849. Ticket prices range from $89 to $189 each.
Photo: A performance of Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour. Photo courtesy of OSA Images. Costumes are by Zaldy Goco.