Concert Review: Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

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Cirque du Soleil currently has two Las Vegas shows that center on music. One is Beatles Love, an abstract interpretation of the British band’s music. The other is Viva Elvis, a show with a more linear approach that attempts to tell the rock singer’s story. Beatles Love has been a huge success. Viva Elvis has not. Cirque’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, which arrived at Quicken Loans Arena last night for the first of a two-night stand, lies somewhere between the two. Its attempt to depict the story of Jackson’s life through a series of old clips and montages doesn’t entirely work. But when the production simply attempts to provide a visceral celebration of Jackson’s music, it succeeds.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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