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January 5, 2012

Show merges Jackson’s music, Cirque du Soleil

Two performances scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25 in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are proud to present “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour,” in Indianapolis on Feb. 24 and 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

This once-in-a-lifetime production combines Jackson’s 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.

The show is written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today, and features more than 60 international dancers, musicians and acrobats.

A fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy immerses audiences in Jackon’s creative world. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Jackson’s creativity 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.

The Immortal World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where fans discover Jackson’s inspirational Giving Tree — the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Jackson’s inner world are unlocked — his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.

The underpinnings of The Immortal World Tour are Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics — the driving force behind the show — brought to life with power and intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour underscores Jackson’s global messages of love, peace and unity.

Writer-director King has been called one of the most influential “movers and shakers” in the music industry, and the “Jerry Bruckheimer of tent-pole concert tours” by Variety.

A multiple Emmy Award and MTV Video Music Award nominee, he has choreographed some of the most popular music videos and directed some of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time.

For the past 12 years, he has served as Madonna’s creative director, and most recently directed world tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion, Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne. King has worked with an array of superstars including Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Shakira, George Michael, Elton John, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez and Ellen DeGeneres. This is his first show with Cirque du Soleil.

Tickets are on sale now for performances on Feb. 24 and 25 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Tickets are $50 to $250 each and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. For additional information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson.

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