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Michael Jackson 'Immortal World Tour' Set for Penn State Show

on April 18, 2011 10:25 AM

UPDATE @ 10:25 a.m. April 18, 2010: An extra show has been added to The Immortal World Tour's State College visit, thanks to strong demand, according to a news release. The second show will be on April 25, 2012. Tickets for both shows are scheduled to go on sale April 19, 2011. Earlier coverage is posted below.

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UPDATE @ 9:15 a.m. Tuesday: The show is slated for April 2012 -- not next month. We've updated the text below to reflect the clarification.

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Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, put on by Cirque du Soleil in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will come to the Bryce Jordan Center on April 24, 2012, the center announced Tuesday.

The Penn State University Park show is scheduled for 8 p.m., and tickets will range in price from $55 to $186 apiece, according to a news release. They'll be on sale starting at noon Saturday via the Jordan Center ticket office, www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson, www.bjc.psu.edu and www.ticketmaster.com -- and by phone: (814) 865-5555.

"A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson's artistry before the eyes of the audience," a news release reads. It says the tour is "aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael's creative genius for the first time."

The show is set in "a fantastical realm" where "secrets of Michael's inner world are unlocked -- his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature." It includes a heavy emphasis on Jackson's music and lyrics.

Jamie King is listed as the show's writer and director; it will feature 60 international performers.

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