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Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 01, 2011, 10:20:39 PM
It looks like Michael is breaking records again. Surprised? Not when the name has Michael Jackson attached to it :) I am hopeful that this will have a great response that results in many more years of success for Michael.

EDIT: Question...Prince Michael is in Montreal for the opening show? He tweeted that he's there...
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http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/01/cirque-goes-big-with-jackson-tour


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With Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour set to premiere Sunday at the Bell Centre, before touring across Canada this fall, the Cirque du Soleil is coming out of its comfort zone.

This is its first show conceived specifically for arenas.

“Le Cirque likes to take risks, and that is even more true this time around,” Cirque du Soleil president and CEO Daniel Lamarre said in an interview earlier this week.

“Immortal is really taking us elsewhere. It’s an interpretation of a rock show by Cirque du Soleil. In seeing the show this week, we decided, Guy (Laliberte) and I, that this would start a new type of show.”

Arena shows comprise a big market already occupied by global music stars such as Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and others, whose tour profits are enormous.

“There is big potential there,” Lamarre said. “For us, our big challenge is to offer this type of show, but without having the star (Michael Jackson) there. We had to deal with those obstacles.

“We don’t take anything for granted here. We are going into it with a lot of humility. This is a very risk undertaking for us, because we are hitting a new market and a way of touring that is very different to what we have done until now. But if we don’t want to become stagnant, it’s important to do it this way.”

Dedicated to the creative universe of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour will tour Canada and then the U.S. for a year before moving on to Europe and Asia.

“We hope to tour for four years,” Lamarre said. “People may not be aware of it, but there will be many foreign promoters from Asia, Japan, South America and Europe that will be in Montreal on Sunday night to see what the Circus is doing in the context of a rock show. The reaction in Montreal will surely have an influence on the show’s longevity.”

In North America, the promoters were fairly easy to convince, Lamarre admitted.

“We had a card up our sleeve in Michael Jackson,” he said. “Michael Jackson is still extremely contemporary. And all of this is done following (the planned) concert (This Is It) that would have had huge success in London. He sold thousands of seats in 24 hours for his shows in London. And we experienced something similar when we sold tickets in North America. We sold more than $40 million in tickets in 24 hours. This is unheard of.”

Though familiar with moving from city to city with the equipment for its show under the tent, the Cirque du Soleil had to adapt to new logistics for the arena tour. A promoter at the Bell Centre told Lamarre that the previous biggest production ever staged at that arena required 26 trucks to move in all the equipment. “We have 38,” Lamarre said.

Canadian tour

Montreal: Sunday

Ottawa: Oct. 7-8

Hamilton: Oct. 12-13

London: Oct. 18-19

Toronto: Oct. 21-23

Winnipeg: Oct. 26-27

Saskatoon: Oct. 29-30

Edmonton: Nov. 1-2

Vancouver: Nov. 4-6
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 02:11:57 AM
So cute, good for Prince. Can't wait for January, at Staples center.
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 03:24:44 AM
It looks like Michael is breaking records again. Surprised? Not when the name has Michael Jackson attached to it :) I am hopeful that this will have a great response that results in many more years of success for Michael.

EDIT: Question...Prince Michael is in Montreal for the opening show? He tweeted that he's there...
http://twitter.com/#!/princemjjjaxon


http://www.mj-conspiracy.com/?cat=3

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/01/cirque-goes-big-with-jackson-tour


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With Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour set to premiere Sunday at the Bell Centre, before touring across Canada this fall, the Cirque du Soleil is coming out of its comfort zone.

This is its first show conceived specifically for arenas.

“Le Cirque likes to take risks, and that is even more true this time around,” Cirque du Soleil president and CEO Daniel Lamarre said in an interview earlier this week.

“Immortal is really taking us elsewhere. It’s an interpretation of a rock show by Cirque du Soleil. In seeing the show this week, we decided, Guy (Laliberte) and I, that this would start a new type of show.”

Arena shows comprise a big market already occupied by global music stars such as Madonna, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and others, whose tour profits are enormous.

“There is big potential there,” Lamarre said. “For us, our big challenge is to offer this type of show, but without having the star (Michael Jackson) there. We had to deal with those obstacles.

“We don’t take anything for granted here. We are going into it with a lot of humility. This is a very risk undertaking for us, because we are hitting a new market and a way of touring that is very different to what we have done until now. But if we don’t want to become stagnant, it’s important to do it this way.”

Dedicated to the creative universe of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour will tour Canada and then the U.S. for a year before moving on to Europe and Asia.

“We hope to tour for four years,” Lamarre said. “People may not be aware of it, but there will be many foreign promoters from Asia, Japan, South America and Europe that will be in Montreal on Sunday night to see what the Circus is doing in the context of a rock show. The reaction in Montreal will surely have an influence on the show’s longevity.”

In North America, the promoters were fairly easy to convince, Lamarre admitted.

“We had a card up our sleeve in Michael Jackson,” he said. “Michael Jackson is still extremely contemporary. And all of this is done following (the planned) concert (This Is It) that would have had huge success in London. He sold thousands of seats in 24 hours for his shows in London. And we experienced something similar when we sold tickets in North America. We sold more than $40 million in tickets in 24 hours. This is unheard of.”

Though familiar with moving from city to city with the equipment for its show under the tent, the Cirque du Soleil had to adapt to new logistics for the arena tour. A promoter at the Bell Centre told Lamarre that the previous biggest production ever staged at that arena required 26 trucks to move in all the equipment. “We have 38,” Lamarre said.

Canadian tour

Montreal: Sunday

Ottawa: Oct. 7-8

Hamilton: Oct. 12-13

London: Oct. 18-19

Toronto: Oct. 21-23

Winnipeg: Oct. 26-27

Saskatoon: Oct. 29-30

Edmonton: Nov. 1-2

Vancouver: Nov. 4-6

Thank you very much for this news voice,wow this is FANTASTIC!!!!!
These people are so talented  respect/,and I hope they will come in Romania also  party/.This sentence reminded me of  Michael  :-* :“We don’t take anything for granted here. We are going into it with a lot of humility".Wow the tour will have 4 years,intresting  :shock:,like Michael said in This is it,lol.
Thanks for the link with Mj conspiracy,is very good and I also like this photo  :).




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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 04:49:27 AM
so need pictures and videos from the show :)
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 09:39:58 AM
Cirque du soleil-the immortal world tour plz come to Sweden :)
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 11:01:26 AM
Wow, this is outstanding! I wish I could go :(

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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 11:46:28 AM
Iam going to the premiere tonight, I am near the stage, so I'll keep my eyes open!!! Hope I'll see the kids and Jackie and Tito! I'll give you news about it! I'll try to film with my camera if nobody seems and let you see the video when I'll upload it!!! So eager to see the show tonight! Yahoooooouuuu!!!!!
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 12:57:43 PM
Iam going to the premiere tonight, I am near the stage, so I'll keep my eyes open!!! Hope I'll see the kids and Jackie and Tito! I'll give you news about it! I'll try to film with my camera if nobody seems and let you see the video when I'll upload it!!! So eager to see the show tonight! Yahoooooouuuu!!!!!
 moonwalk_/
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Julia you are so lucky,I'm very happy for you!!!!When you come back please dont forget to show us also  ;).Love you!!!
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 02:05:30 PM
Thanks for sharing this, Voice. I am beyond excited to see the Cirque show in Vegas in December...just a little over 2 months away. I also can't wait to see the Fanfest. We splurged and bought VIP tickets. Can't wait!
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 02, 2011, 02:06:36 PM
Iam going to the premiere tonight, I am near the stage, so I'll keep my eyes open!!! Hope I'll see the kids and Jackie and Tito! I'll give you news about it! I'll try to film with my camera if nobody seems and let you see the video when I'll upload it!!! So eager to see the show tonight! Yahoooooouuuu!!!!!
 moonwalk_/
L.O.V.E.
Julie xxx

How exciting! Can't wait to see your video! Have fun!
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 05:09:31 AM
OMG this show is fantastic  8-).Michael this time you outdated yourself,this is DIVINITY IN MOTION  michael-jackson/!!!!!Watch the trailer,it's super duper!!! mj_bad/







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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 06:07:29 AM
Is it just me or did it seem like the large screen fro the TII at staples is there? Could they have let MJ use it for the seens in the TII movie?

The show looks great by the way. penguin/
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 06:44:32 AM
Is it just me or did it seem like the large screen fro the TII at staples is there? Could they have let MJ use it for the seens in the TII movie?

The show looks great by the way. penguin/


speaking of TII, heard there new footage from TII, going to surface soon :?: :?:
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 08:39:38 AM
Wow so much talent it looks AMAZING!!!!! are they coming to australia????????????? fingers crossed :P
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 08:47:09 AM
Wow so much talent it looks AMAZING!!!!! are they coming to australia????????????? fingers crossed :P

 I just watched the trailer and was about to post the same thing  :lol:
 
It looks PHENOMENAL!!!! I hope it does come to Australia eventually...I would so be there!

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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 09:49:05 AM
Wow so much talent it looks AMAZING!!!!! are they coming to australia????????????? fingers crossed :P

 I just watched the trailer and was about to post the same thing  :lol:
 
It looks PHENOMENAL!!!! I hope it does come to Australia eventually...I would so be there!

I couldn't help but tear up at the video - it's so exciting to see this and I am soooo soooo happy for Michael.

I just saw online that a new album "Immortal" will be coming out November 21st. I wonder what significance that date has...will need to research.

http://www.mjworld.net/news/2011/10/03/new-%e2%80%98immortal%e2%80%99-album/

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New ‘Immortal’ Album Monday, October 3rd 2011
 New ‘Immortal’ Album    We have received the following press release from Epic Records regarding the release of ‘Immortal’ the new Michael album.
EPIC RECORDS SET TO RELEASE IMMORTAL THE NEW
 ALBUM FROM MICHAEL JACKSON ON NOVEMBER 21
A MUSIC TAPESTRY FOR THE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SHOW
 MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR
 KICKING OFF LAST NIGHT
EXPERIENCE IMMORTAL AT MICHAELJACKSON.COM
New York, NY – On November 21, Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release IMMORTAL – the highly anticipated musical tapestry for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. IMMORTAL will be released as both a deluxe double disc version and single disc.
 Led by esteemed musical designer, Kevin Antunes (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Madonna) IMMORTAL takes a fresh, creative approach in redesigning and reimagining more than 40 of Michael Jackson’s greatest original recordings into a compilation that allows listeners to experience his music in an entirely new way. After spending a year in the studio working with Michael’s original multi-track master recordings, Kevin created IMMORTAL which offers listeners a new soundscape to Michael’s artistry while preserving the power and familiarity of his unparalleled voice and his legendary tracks.
Kevin Antunes comments, “Michael’s legacy as the greatest entertainer of our lifetime is inspiring beyond words. It was clear from the start that Michael’s voice and overall musical essence was the sole/soul source of creative energy driving the project. From the studio to the stage, there’s an undeniable integrity and resolute truth in Michael’s vocal performances that are highlighted in the Immortal arrangements. It was built with love and respect for Michael’s music, his family, and his millions of fans around the world.”
IMMORTAL is sure to touch the hearts of passionate Michael fans as the album unfolds his musical legacy with redesigned versions of his hits, electrifying mashups and newly discovered outtakes fans have never heard before including an alternate take on the Jackson 5’s “ABC” and a choir that Michael recorded for “They Don’t Really Care About Us.”
To pre-order IMMORTAL, and view footage from Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour please visit www.MichaelJackson.com
The North American leg of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour kicked off last night in Montreal, and will include an extended stay in Las Vegas in December. The epic show, which was written and directed by Jamie King - the leading concert director in pop music today –, is a riveting fusion of Michael Jackson music, choreography and Cirque du Soleil creativity that offers fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture.
IMMORTAL DELUXE ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
   1.  Working Day and Night (Immortal Version)
   2.  The Immortal Intro (Immortal Version)
   3.  Childhood (Immortal Version)
   4.  Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Immortal Version)
   5.  Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (Immortal Version)
   6.  Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie (Immortal Version)
   7.  Ben (Immortal Version)
   8.  This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous (Immortal Version)
   9.  The Mime Segment: I Like The Way/Speed Demon/Another Part Of Me (Immortal Version)
 10.  J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save (Immortal Version)
 11.  Human Nature/Speechless (Immortal Version)
 12.  Is It Scary/Thriller/Ghost/Somebody’s Watching Me/Threatened (Immortal Version)
 13.  You Are Not Alone/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Immortal Version)
 14.  Beat It/Jam/State Of Shock (Immortal Version)
 15.  Earth Song/Planet Earth (Immortal Version)
 16.  Scream/Little Susie (Immortal Version)
 17.  Gone Too Soon (Immortal Version)
 18.  They Don’t Care About Us (Immortal Version)
 19.  I’ll Be There (Immortal Version)
 20.  Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White (Immortal Version)
 21.  Man In The Mirror (Immortal Version)
 22.  Remember The Time/Bad (Immortal Version)
IMMORTAL SINGLE ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
   1.  Working Day and Night (Immortal Version)
   2.  The Immortal Intro (Immortal Version)
   3.  Childhood (Immortal Version)
   4.  Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Immortal Version)
   5.  Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie (Immortal Version)
   6.  This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous (Immortal Version)
   7.  J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save (Immortal Version)
   8.  Human Nature/Speechless (Immortal Version)
   9.  Is It Scary/Thriller/Ghost/Somebody’s Watching Me/Threatened (Immortal Version)
 10. You Are Not Alone/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Immortal Version)
 11. Beat It/Jam/State Of Shock (Immortal Version)
 12. Earth Song/Planet Earth (Immortal Version)
 13. They Don’t Care About Us (Immortal Version)
 14. Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White (Immortal Version)
 15. Man In The Mirror (Immortal Version)
UK Fans - To pre-order the album, please click here.
Fans in Europe & Overseas - Please click here and select your country by using the drop down menu on the top left of the page where it states United Kingdom.
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,400 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. In 2011, Cirque du Soleil will present simultaneously 22 different shows around the world.
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 11:28:02 AM
Nice to hear that the kids have come to Canada for the premiere...hope they get to see some of the beautiful sights while here  ::P
 
I'll be trying my hardest to get tickets to the Toronto show but will have to go through 'scalpers' to get them.  I tried through Ticketmaster when they went on sale but the only tickets left were up in the rafters (within seconds of them going on sale  :evil: ). 
 
I wanna be FRONT and center  :lol:
 
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Re: Cirque Goes Big With Jackson Tour

  • on: October 03, 2011, 04:52:44 PM
If they come to Europe, I'll definitely be going to see the show.  party/