Concert Review: Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour


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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