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Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson show coming to Sears Centre

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  • Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" will be performed Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

      Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" will be performed Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.
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The estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced Monday that "Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour" will return to the Chicago area with performances Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, the production has been seen by audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

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Starting immediately, Cirque Club members have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets online at cirqueclub.com. Starting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, tickets will be available to the general public at cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson or SearsCentreArena.com and by calling (847) 649-2270.

Tickets range from $50 to $175 each.

Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, The Immortal World Tour is a departure from the company's previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson's music and choreography with the creativity of Cirque du Soleil.

The underpinnings of The Immortal World Tour are Michael Jackson's music and lyrics. The show underscores Jackson's global messages of love, peace and unity, and the band includes some of the same artists who previously worked with him.

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.

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