Perth will experience a double serve of Cirque du Soleil this year with the arena tour of Michael Jackson — The Immortal.
The show inspired by the late King of Pop will begin its Australian tour at Perth Arena from September 18.
The tour, to be announced today, will come just three months after Cirque’s insect-themed show Ovo ends at Langley Park on June 16.
Producers described Cirque’s collaboration with the Jackson estate as a fusion of 3-D visuals, dance, music and a journey through the creative mind of the entertainer who died in 2009 aged 50.
It features 60 dancers, acrobats and musicians, including five members of Jackson’s band when he was at the height of his powers in the 1980s and early 90s.
Bassist Don Boyette, who played on his Bad and Dangerous tours, told The Weekend West the show was a way of reclaiming Jackson’s legacy and it was important to refocus on his extraordinary talent.
Michael Jackson — The Immortal opened in Montreal in 2011 and was the world’s fourth highest-grossing touring show last year.
Tickets are now on sale to Cirque Club members and then to the general public from Friday through Ticketek.