The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil decided to present Sunday, Dec. 4, the Las Vegas Premiere of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Presented by Sun Life Financial, the performance is the kick-off of the limited Las Vegas engagement through Dec. 27, 2011. The show was written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today.
Members of the Jackson Family, including Michael’s mother, Katherine, his three children and brothers, Jackie and Tito, along with other celebrities were on hand to experience this production.
It combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture, according to Cirque du Soleil.
To coincide with the Las Vegas Premiere, the first-ever Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest will be presented through Dec.14 only at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. This special exhibition showcases memorabilia and interactive fan experiences and will only be presented in Las Vegas and will not travel to any other tour stop.
The underpinning of The Immortal World Tour are stated to be Michael Jackson’s inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.
In the picture above: Tito Jackson (L) and Jackie Jackson (3rd L) pose with Cirque du Soleil performers at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.