By Mary Lou Janson
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced that Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour will perform in Tampa on Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 21 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, this production has thrilled audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.
Tickets are available to the general public at www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson and www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 and range from $50 to $125 each.
Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, The Immortal World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity.
The underpinnings of The Immortal World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances, the show underscores Jackson’s global messages of love, peace and unity and the band includes some of the same artists who previously worked side by side with Jackson. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Jackson’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.