Is a Michael Jackson world tour possible without the king of pop?
If there were any way to attempt such a feat, it would be wise to enlist the singer’s longtime tour musical director to amp up the music, fill the house band with musicians who had worked with Michael, bring in costume and set designers from the “This Is It” tour and squeeze in as many Michael songs as humanly possible.
And that’s precisely what “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour,” the thumping Cirque du Soleil show that premiered last year, does. Cirque gave the Beatles a swirling tribute with the beloved show “Love,” and has done much the same with “The Immortal,” offering up a performance that’s more concert than swinging-from-the-rafters Cirque spectacular.
The show arrives at Verizon Center for a few shows beginning July 13; I checked out the touring show’s run in Baltimore earlier this month and offer up a peek at a few of the scenes below. Be sure to get tickets soon — several performances on the tour have sold out, but tickets still are available for the Verizon Center dates.