AEG China announced today that the blockbuster show Michael Jackson
“THE IMMORTAL World Tour”
will come to Shanghai and Hong Kong in August 2013.
The event’s promoter posted a short message on their micro blog, saying: “The globally acclaimed Michael Jackson “THE IMMORTAL World Tour” will land on China! The show is produced by Cirque du Soleil, and is a riveting fusion of 3D visuals, dance, music, and fantasy and will take you into the story of the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.”
AEG said that there will be five shows in Shanghai from August 15-18, and then the tour will land in Hong Kong to perform August 22-25. The promoter didn’t elaborate as to when tickets will go on sale, but rumors point to early May.
Coincidentally, AEG also promoted Jackson’s “This Is It” concert in London in 2009, but the singer died days before the show. AEG is now being sued by Jackson’s mother Katherine Jackson and his three children in a wrongful death civil suit, alleging that AEG negligently hired and managed Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered the dose of propofol that killed the singer.
Jackson’s “THE IMMORTAL World Tour” was written and directed by Jamie King, who has previously worked with Britney Spears, Madonna and Rihanna. The Tour just finished its European leg and will soon head to Asia, starting from Japan in May.
“THE IMMORTAL World Tour” has so far generated US$270 million box office worldwide and was the second highest grossing tour of 2012 in the U.S., just behind Madonna’s “MDNA Tour,” according to Pollstar.
The new Michael Jackson resident show “ONE,” also produced by Cirque du Soleil, will open in June 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada.