DETROIT (WWJ) – A second Detroit show has been added to Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. The second performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 16. Due to demand, the show was added to the previously announced performance being held on Saturday, October 15. Both performances will be held at Joe Louis Arena.
Here’s how producers describe the tour: “Written and directed by Jamie King, this once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production will combine Michael Jackson 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.”
Cirque du Soleil also announced that Greg Phillinganes, one of Michael Jackson’s key creative collaborators on some of his most memorable tours and albums, has joined the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour creative team as music director, providing an unparalleled depth of knowledge of Michael’s music and the live Michael Jackson experience. Phillinganes was music director for Michael’s Bad and Dangerous tours and worked on such iconic albums as Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and the latest release Michael.
Phillinganes is a native Detroiter. He attended Beaubien Jr. High School (with yours truly!) and is a graduate of Cass Tech High School.
Kevin Antunes, one of the industry’s top musical designers, will join the creative team as musical designer and will also team with Phillinganes to work on the score for the production.
Tickets are now on sale. To purchase tickets, click here or call 1-800-745-3000. Tickets range from $50 to $250 each. Groups of 20 and more can get a 10% discount by calling 313-471-3099.
For complete tour and ticket information, click here.
Terri Lee – Entertainment Reporter