Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour

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Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson immortal world tour logo.jpg
Tour by Cirque du Soleil
Start date October 2, 2011 (2011-10-02)
End date August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
Legs 6
Shows
  • 245 in North America
  • 85 in Europe
  • 49 in Asia
  • 22 in Australia
  • 388 Total
Box office $371 million
Cirque du Soleil concert chronology
  • Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour
  • (2011–14)

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour was the first of two different official theatrical productions by Cirque du Soleil which uses the music and vision of Michael Jackson along with Cirque du Soleil's signature acrobatic performance style to create a realistic concert experience. The show was written and directed by Jamie King[1] and produced in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson.[2] The arena show—which is very similar to a rock concert—began its tour October 2, 2011, in Montreal. After touring North America for one year, IMMORTAL continued through Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East before returning to North America in February, 2014 for a total of 501 shows from 141 cities.

By December 2011, just two months after it was launched, the show had sold out over $100 million in tickets and became the top touring act in America according to Forbes.[3] The tour wrapped in mid-2014 after amassing $371 million in revenue with ticket sales of 3.7 million from 27 countries ranking the tour as the 7th highest grossing tour of all time.[4][5]

Public Reception[edit]

The show attracted numerous celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie,[6] Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Courteney Cox, Josh Groban,[7] Jennifer Lopez,[8] Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell,[9] the cast of Glee,[10] Andrew Garfield, and Emma Stone.

Background and development[edit]

On November 2, 2010, Cirque du Soleil and Jackson's estate announced the development of The Immortal World Tour through Michael Jackson's official website. In a press release, the company stated, "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. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius 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".[11]

Director Jamie King, who had previously spearheaded tours by Britney Spears, Madonna, Celine Dion and Rihanna, stated that he wanted to include Jackson's "giving tree" as the focus of the tour.[12]

As noted during an interview with Daniel Lamare, within 24 hours of opening ticket sales for the show, Cirque du Soleil sold 200,000 tickets.[13]

Following the commercial and critical success of the show, a second Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music titled Michael Jackson: One was developed for a residency show at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This second show opened in May 2013 to critical acclaim and commercial success.

Acts[edit]

The acts of The Immortal World Tour were staged to the music of Michael Jackson.[14] Cirque gathered a creative team of 10 high-profile choreographers, some of whom worked with Michael, to design the acts.[15]

Costumes[edit]

Zaldy Goco, The Immortal's costume designer, said the following in regards to his inspiration for the collection of 252 costumes: ”My approach has been to draw upon and respect Michael’s iconic style while creating something new and fresh. I placed subtle references throughout the costumes in the show."[16] The color palette chosen for the show is rich, lively, and ornate such as through the usage of gold and crystals. The design team explored such technologies as 3D printing and LED lighting for the many different colored pieces.

Highlights of the costumes range from 3D printing techniques to pyrotechnics being built into the designs.[16]

  • Gangster types have 3D-printed surreal guns that shoot pyrotechniques when the triggers are pulled. The shoulder pads are also 3D-printed.
  • The straps duo costumes are covered in Swarovski crystals, and were inspired by Michael's corseted wrist in the Black and White video.
  • The bat costumes are created using ultra lightweight paper used for shipping parcels.
  • The soldiers' costumes are primarily made of mytex on a polyester frame with padding.
  • All the costumes in the Human Nature act are equipped with over 275 LED lights.
  • The costumes for the welders were inspired by the red, zipper-clad jacket in Beat It.

Music[edit]

On October 3, 2011, Sony Music Entertainment announced that over 40 Jackson's original recordings were redesigned and reimagined by the Justin Timberlake and Rihanna producer Kevin Antunes throughout a year-period work in the studio with original multi-track master recordings.[17] Hence it's expected that Immortal will continue a similar mixing production to the soundtracks to previous Cirque du Soleil's shows: 2006's Love, with the remixed music of The Beatles (to the show of the same name), and 2010's Elvis Presley-themed remix soundtrack Viva Elvis (to the show of the same name).

Being released by Epic Records in conjunction with estate of Michael Jackson,[18] Immortal features an alternative version of The Jackson 5 song "ABC",[19] as well as a series of mashups and remixes such as a choir-assisted rendition of "They Don't Care About Us".[20] Despite over 60 songs had been used for the stage show, the album release will be available as a 20-track album or a deluxe 27-track album only.

Set list[edit]

This set list is representative of the show on January 27, 2012. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.[21]

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America[22]
October 2, 2011 Montreal Canada Bell Centre N/A N/A
October 3, 2011
October 4, 2011
October 7, 2011 Ottawa Scotiabank Place
October 8, 2011
October 9, 2011
October 12, 2011 Hamilton Copps Coliseum
October 13, 2011
October 15, 2011 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena
October 16, 2011
October 18, 2011 London Canada John Labatt Centre
October 19, 2011
October 21, 2011 Toronto Air Canada Centre
October 22, 2011
October 23, 2011
October 24, 2011
October 26, 2011 Winnipeg MTS Centre
October 27, 2011
October 29, 2011 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
October 30, 2011
November 1, 2011 Edmonton Rexall Place 19,131 / 25,346 $2,482,170
November 2, 2011
November 4, 2011 Vancouver Rogers Arena 32,589 / 39,441 $3,905,970
November 5, 2011
November 6, 2011
November 9, 2011 Seattle United States KeyArena 14,531 / 21,754 $1,704,425
November 10, 2011
November 12, 2011 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena N/A N/A
November 13, 2011
November 15, 2011 Eugene Matthew Knight Arena 3,869 / 6,919 $459,033
November 18, 2011 Portland Rose Garden Arena N/A N/A
November 19, 2011
November 28, 2011 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena
November 29, 2011
November 30, 2011
December 3, 2011 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center 140,019 / 260,640 $14,475,909
December 4, 2011
December 9, 2011
December 11, 2011
December 17, 2011
December 18, 2011
December 19, 2011
December 27, 2011
December 30, 2011 Phoenix US Airways Center 16,149 / 23,162 $1,825,233
December 31, 2011
January 3, 2012 Boise Taco Bell Arena 5,647 / 6,525 $603,818
January 6, 2012 Denver Pepsi Center 23,078 / 25,614 $2,552,443
January 7, 2012
January 8, 2012
January 10, 2012 Sacramento Power Balance Pavilion 13,507 / 19,948 $1,323,679
January 11, 2012
January 13, 2012 San Jose HP Pavilion at San Jose 27,537 / 32,976 $3,281,784
January 14, 2012
January 15, 2012
January 17, 2012 Oakland Oracle Arena 31,785 / 35,814 $3,448,610
January 18, 2012
January 19, 2012
January 21, 2012 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 14,928 / 19,844 $1,609,176
January 22, 2012
January 24, 2012 Anaheim Honda Center 12,979 / 18,528 $1,481,242
January 25, 2012
January 27, 2012 Los Angeles Staples Center 31,632 / 35,814 $3,867,569
January 28, 2012
January 29, 2012
February 7, 2012 St. Louis Scottrade Center 11,989 / 20,508 $1,161,543
February 8, 2012
February 10, 2012 Houston Toyota Center 30,548 / 33,018 $3,627,938
February 11, 2012
February 12, 2012
February 15, 2012 New Orleans New Orleans Arena 12,097 / 23,278 $1,264,312
February 16, 2012
February 18, 2012 Tulsa BOK Center 10,212 / 21,818 $1,156,139
February 19, 2012
February 21 Kansas City Sprint Center 14,922 / 22,334 $1,546,350
February 22
February 24, 2012 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 13,975 / 20,844 $1,707,418
February 25, 2012
February 28, 2012 Orlando Amway Center 19,288 / 21,780 $2,200,201
February 29, 2012
March 2, 2012 Miami American Airlines Arena 35,105 / 37,974 $4,296,135
March 3, 2012
March 4, 2012
March 7, 2012 Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 9,463 / 12,246 $905,144
March 8, 2012
March 10, 2012 Raleigh RBC Center 12,793 / 21,296 $1,376,253
March 11, 2012
March 13, 2012 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 10,369 / 24,824 $1,100,604
March 14 2012
March 16, 2012 Milwaukee BMO Harris Bradley Center 13,828 / 23,730 $1,518,631
March 17, 2012
March 20, 2012 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 28,504 / 38,415 $3,646,620
March 21, 2012
March 22, 2012
March 24, 2012 Quebec City Colisée Pepsi 14,090 / 18,238 $1,719,960
March 25, 2012
March 27, 2012 Minneapolis United States Target Center 16,204 / 20,098 $1,775,154
March 28, 2012
March 30, 2012 Newark Prudential Center 24,452 / 32,709 $2,662,658
April 1, 2012
April 3, 2012 New York City Madison Square Garden 29,007 / 33,081 $3,794,245
April 4, 2012
April 5, 2012
April 7, 2012 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 16,935 / 22,470 $1,823,742
April 8, 2012
April 10, 2012 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 19,174 / 23,732 $2,363,651
April 11, 2012
April 13, 2012 Pittsburgh Petersen Events Center 15,645 / 19,821 $1,301,898
April 14, 2012
April 15, 2012
April 24, 2012 University Park Bryce Jordan Center 4,575 / 11,003 $482,617
April 27, 2012 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 7,979 / 15,500 $707,395
April 28, 2012
May 2, 2012 Hartford XL Center 14,030 / 20,770 $1,571,574
May 3, 2012
May 5, 2012 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena 17,819 / 21,526 $2,086,549
May 6, 2012
May 8, 2012 Hampton Hampton Coliseum 7,289 / 10,832 $731,757
May 9, 2012
May 11, 2012 Greenville BI-LO Center 4,215 / 7,466 $380,280
May 16, 2012 Worcester DCU Center 11,223 / 17,022 $1,220,535
May 17, 2012
May 19, 2012 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi 4,079 / 11,972 $423,305
May 20, 2012
May 22, 2012 Albany United States Times Union Center 5,475 / 9,376 $516,663
May 25, 2012 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 6,031 / 8,510 $577,376
June 6, 2012 Dayton Nutter Center 7,635 / 16,470 $748,944
June 7, 2012
June 9, 2012 Columbus Value City Arena 14,124 / 20,984 $1,465,358
June 10, 2012
June 12, 2012 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 11,277 / 19,234 $1,055,507
June 13, 2012
June 15, 2012 Austin Frank Erwin Center 8,756 / 10,535 $1,106,902
June 20, 2012 Memphis FedExForum 3,901 / 10,972 $407,078
June 23, 2012 San Antonio AT&T Center 10,028 / 11,272 $1,121,252
June 26, 2012 Dallas American Airlines Center 16,454 / 22,184 $1,807,601
June 27, 2012
June 29, 2012 Atlanta Philips Arena 25,592 / 36,486 $2,901,224
June 30, 2012
July 1, 2012
July 6, 2012 Montreal Canada Bell Centre 20,128 / 25,610 $2,428,050
July 7, 2012
July 11, 2012 Hershey United States Giant Center 6,085 / 8,058 $553,272
July 13, 2012 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 30,203 / 34,260 $3,916,511
July 14, 2012
July 15, 2012
July 17, 2012 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 14,270 / 21,964 $1,514,927
July 18, 2012
July 20, 2012 Chicago United Center 22,177 / 24,226 $2,658,416
July 21, 2012
July 24, 2012 Ottawa Canada Scotiabank Place 12,883 / 23,796 $1,233,900
July 25, 2012
July 27, 2012 Toronto Air Canada Centre 20,684 / 23,310 $2,422,040
July 28, 2012
July 31, 2012 Buffalo United States First Niagara Center 5,483 / 7,730 $521,914
August 3, 2012 Boston TD Garden 21,802 / 22,440 $2,481,710
August 4, 2012
August 10, 2012 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 15,456 / 24,628 $1,667,240
August 11, 2012
August 14, 2012 Los Angeles United States Staples Center 17,975 / 24,578 $2,005,380
August 15, 2012
August 24 2012 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes 163,261 / 199,556 $13,234,000
August 25, 2012
August 26, 2012
August 28, 2012
August 29, 2012
August 30, 2012
August 31, 2012
September 1, 2012
September 2, 2012
Europe[23][24]
October 12, 2012 London England The O2 Arena 78,777 / 78,777 $7,290,450
October 13, 2012
October 14, 2012
October 16, 2012
October 17, 2012
October 19, 2012
October 20, 2012
October 21, 2012
October 24, 2012 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen 15,242 / 22,000 $1,480,670
October 25, 2012
October 27, 2012 Copenhagen Parken Stadium 28,156 / 36,710 $2,609,620
October 28, 2012
November 2, 2012 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe 15,875 / 18,000 $1,543,730
November 3, 2012
November 5, 2012 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena 24,493 / 34,659 $2,097,870
November 6, 2012
November 9, 2012 Saint Petersburg Russia Ice Palace Saint Petersburg 29,800 / 31,148 $3,410,855
November 10, 2012
November 11, 2012
November 16, 2012 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt 17,992 / 22,000 $1,886,090
November 17, 2012
November 20, 2012 Oberhausen König Pilsener Arena 9,175 / 11,594 $894,598
November 21, 2012
November 24, 2012 Munich Olympiahalle 23,299 / 24,000 $2,291,070
November 25, 2012
November 28, 2012 Hanover TUI Arena 7,356 / 8,000 $736,332
December 1, 2012 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle 22,966 / 30,220 $2,345,310
December 2, 2012
December 5, 2012 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena 7,729 / 7,960 $750,198
December 8, 2012 Leipzig Leipzig Arena 10,970 / 12,000 $1,108,310
December 9, 2012
December 11, 2012 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg 13,905 / 20,568 $1,231,750
December 12, 2012
December 15, 2012 Cologne Lanxess Arena 21,426 / 30,000 $2,192,280
December 16, 2012
December 19, 2012 Berlin O2 World Berlin 17,650 / 23,640 $1,760,320
December 20, 2012
December 26, 2012 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes 46,540 / 51,145 $3,803,510
December 27, 2012
December 28, 2012
December 29, 2012
December 30, 2012
January 17, 2013 Kazan Russia TatNeft Arena 17,732 / 20,452 $2,136,633
January 18, 2013
January 19, 2013
January 22, 2013 Moscow Olympisky Arena 76,818 / 86,502 $9,955,539
January 23, 2013
January 24, 2013
January 25, 2013
January 26, 2013
January 27, 2013
February 5, 2013 Budapest Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena 14,749 / 19,242 $1,231,780
February 6, 2013
February 8, 2013 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena 10,762 / 22,928 $1,089,630
February 9, 2013
February 13, 2013 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion 20,738 / 22,500 $2,884,220
February 14, 2013
February 15, 2013
February 19, 2013 Turin Italy Torino Palasport Olimpico 11,293 / 15,714 $943,035
February 20, 2013
February 23, 2013 Milan Mediolanum Forum 25,566 / 26,605 $2,148,610
February 24, 2013
February 26, 2013 Montpellier France Park&Suites Arena 8,900 / 14,562 $802,299
February 27, 2013
March 1, 2013 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 34,471 / 40,116 $3,070,750
March 2, 2013
March 8, 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome 26,744 / 30,588 $2,691,260
March 9, 2013
March 10, 2013
March 15, 2013 İstanbul Turkey Ulker Sports Arena 12,825 / 38,265 $1,004,380
March 16, 2013
March 17, 2013
March 26, 2013 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena 7,923 / 9,347 $693,247
March 29, 2013 Manchester Manchester Arena 11,132 / 15,028 $892,891
March 30, 2013
April 2, 2013 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 58,458 / 83,024 $5,950,080
April 3, 2013
April 4, 2013
April 5, 2013
April 6, 2013
April 7, 2013
April 11, 2013 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico 44,709 / 66,240 $3,612,340
April 12, 2013
April 13, 2013
April 14, 2013
April 17, 2013 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi 56,081 / 67,626 $4,517,110
April 18, 2013
April 19, 2013
April 20, 2013
April 21, 2013
Asia[25][24]
May 9, 2013 Saitama Japan Saitama Super Arena 82,816 / 87,828 $8,951,360
May 10, 2013
May 11, 2013
May 12, 2013
May 16, 2013 Yokohama Yokohama Arena 61,160 / 62,484 $7,068,320
May 17 2013
May 18, 2013
May 19, 2013
May 23, 2013 Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall 35,333 / 36,756 $4,105,970
May 24, 2013
May 25, 2013
May 26, 2013
May 30, 2013 Fukuoka Marine Messe Fukuoka 37,068 / 45,930 $5,626,780
May 31, 2013
June 1, 2013
June 2, 2013
June 6, 2013 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall 84,307 / 93,120 $13,899,200
June 7, 2013
June 8, 2013
June 9, 2013
June 13, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 15, 2013
June 16, 2013
June 28, 2013 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena 38,359 / 50,545 $4,310,940
June 29, 2013
June 30, 2013
July 10, 2013 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena 32,367 / 66,080 $3,234,710
July 11, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 13, 2013
July 14, 2013
July 17, 2013 Daegu EXCO Daegu Exhibition and Convention Center 18,371 / 40,971 $1,419,340
July 18, 2013
July 19, 2013
July 20, 2013
July 21, 2013
August 9, 2013 Beijing China MasterCard Center 11,959 / 42,420 $1,094,970
August 10, 2013
August 11, 2013
August 16, 2013 Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena 18,124 / 43,760 $1,687,780
August 17, 2013
August 18, 2013
August 23, 2013 Hong Kong Hong Kong AsiaWorld-Arena 17,938 / 41,010 $1,713,200
August 24, 2013
August 25, 2013
Oceania[26]
September 18, 2013 Perth Australia Perth Arena 52,681 / 72,516 $6,865,840
September 19, 2013
September 20, 2013
September 21, 2013
September 22, 2013
September 26, 2013 Sydney Allphones Arena 50,593 / 58,848 $6,565,130
September 27, 2013
September 28, 2013
September 29, 2013
October 2, 2013 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 36,075 / 51,156 $4,686,980
October 3, 2013
October 4, 2013
October 5, 2013
October 6, 2013
October 9, 2013 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 59,810 / 64,414 $7,761,670
October 10, 2013
October 11, 2013
October 12, 2013
October 13, 2013
October 15, 2013 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre 21,323 / 24,284 $2,837,820
October 16, 2013
October 17, 2013
October 30, 2013 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena 58,507 / 67,168 $6,911,550
October 31, 2013
November 1, 2013
November 2, 2013
November 3, 2013
Asia[27]
December 30, 2013 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai World Trade Centre 50,540 / 60,000 $7,100,620
January 1, 2014
January 2, 2014
January 3, 2014
January 4, 2014
January 6, 2014
January 7, 2014
January 8, 2014
January 9, 2014
January 10, 2014
January 11, 2014
January 13, 2014
January 14, 2014
North America[28]
February 28, 2014 Worcester United States DCU Center 7,862 / 9,460 $784,647
March 1, 2014
March 6, 2014 Amherst Mullins Center 3,747 / 5,129 $286,567
March 10, 2014 Rochester Blue Cross Arena 7,104 / 10,000 $627,084
March 11, 2014
March 18, 2014 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena 9,354 / 11,886 $965,083
March 19, 2014
March 21, 2014 Fairfax Patriot Center 11,905 / 12,654 $1,408,665
March 22, 2014
March 25, 2014 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 12,375 / 15,902 $1,210,963
March 26, 2014
March 28, 2014 Trenton Sun National Bank Center 8,664 / 10,602 $722,531
March 29, 2014
April 1, 2014 Raleigh PNC Arena 4,802 / 17,336 $399,837
April 2, 2014
April 4, 2014 Norfolk Norfolk Scope Arena 7,296 / 17,692 $761,662
April 5, 2014
April 8, 2014 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 5,748 / 15,584 $489,436
April 9, 2014
April 11, 2014 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum Complex 6,215 / 12,480 $513,676
April 12, 2014
April 15, 2014 Richmond Richmond Coliseum 6,408 / 11,772 $622,712
April 16, 2014
April 18, 2014 Columbus Schottenstein Center 8,654 / 15,062 $751,992
April 19, 2014
April 22, 2014 North Little Rock Verizon Arena 4,886 / 18,238 $359,227
April 23, 2014
April 25, 2014 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 8,233 / 13,660 $681,119
April 26, 2014
April 29, 2014 Toledo Huntington Center 6,125 / 8,390 $418,637
April 30, 2014
May 2, 2014 Lexington Rupp Arena 4,177 / 15,538 $410,142
May 3, 2014
May 6, 2014 Huntsville Von Braun Center 3,420 / 10,166 $310,083
May 7, 2014
May 10, 2014 Duluth Gwinnett Center 11,790 / 15,324 $1,136,958
May 11, 2014
May 13, 2014 Gainesville O'Connell Center 4,936 / 11,660 $393,001
May 14, 2014
May 16, 2014 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum 6,306 / 13,178 $525,785
May 17, 2014
May 20, 2014 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum 12,737 / 14,150 $1,113,082
May 21, 2014
May 23, 2014 Sunrise BB&T Center 17,733 / 20,700 $1,541,926
May 24, 2014
June 24, 2014 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena 7,777 / 10,580 $592,330
June 25, 2014
June 27, 2014 Hoffman Estates Sears Centre Arena 11,003 / 11,688 $948,253
June 28, 2014
July 8, 2014 Salt Lake City EnergySolutions Arena N/A N/A
July 9, 2014
July 22, 2014 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 5,250 / 9,806 $393,489
July 23, 2014
July 25, 2014 Dallas American Airlines Center 8,976 / 12,738 $845,608
July 26, 2014
July 29, 2014 Lafayette Cajundome 6,052 / 12,590 $548,460
July 30, 2014
August 5, 2014 Cedar Park Cedar Park Center 4,862 / 10,854 $396,317
August 6, 2014
August 8, 2014 Houston Toyota Center 14,480 / 15,596 $1,240,387
August 9, 2014
August 20, 2014 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes 52,441 / 109,560 $3,723,640
August 21, 2014
August 22, 2014
August 23, 2014
August 24, 2014
August 28, 2014 Guadalajara Arena VFG 42,025 / 64,176 $3,017,370
August 29, 2014
August 30, 2014
August 31, 2014
Total 3,207,796 / 4,401,410 $341,958,550

Personnel[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Writer and director — Jamie King[1]
  • Creation director — Chantal Tremblay
  • Musical designer — Kevin Antunes
  • Music — Michael Jackson
  • Remixer — Kevin Antunes
  • Set designer — Mark Fisher
  • Props and scenic designer — Michael Curry
  • Costume designer — Zaldy Goco
  • Acrobatic performance designer — Germain Guillemot
  • Rigging and acrobatic equipment designer — Scott Osgood
  • Projection designer — Olivier Goulet
  • Lighting designer — Martin Labrecque
  • Sound designer — François Desjardins

Band[edit]

  • Musical director — Greg Phillinganes
  • Keyboards — Greg Phillinganes and Darrell Smith
  • Drums — Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett
  • Guitars — Jon Clark and Desiree Bassett
  • Bass — Don Boyette
  • Percussion — Takuya Hirano and Bashiri Johnson
  • Horns — Keyon Harrold, Mike Phillips, and Michael Ghegan
  • Cello — Tina Guo and Mariko
  • Vocals — Fred White, Stephanie Alexander, and Jory Steinberg

Performers[edit]

  • Main dancers — Pom Arnold, Jonathan Bayani, Michael Cameron, Tina Cannon, Khalid Freeman, Shondra Leigh, Cameron Mckinlay, Leo Moctezuma, Gianinni Semedo Moreira, Melena Rounis, Tammy To, Levan Torchinava, Davi Lorenzo, Yavuz Topuz, Tomohiko Tsujimoto, Joseph Wiggan & Josette Wiggan, Kendrick Jones & Danielle Hobbs, Jean Sok, and Les Twins
  • Mimes — Mansour Abdessadok and Jonathan Bayani
  • Pole dancers — Anna Melnikova, Felix Cane, and Giulia Piolanti
  • Aerial silks artist — Giulia Piolanti
  • Contortionist — Baaska Enkhbaatar
  • Fanatics — Tomohiko Tsujimoto, Leo Moctezuma, Levan Torchinava, Khalid Freeman, Kendrick Jones, Cameron McKinlay
  • Acrobats — Vincent Deplanche, Christian Détraz, Harvey Donnelly, Darren Trull, Kodai Noro, Daisuke Suzuki, Yuta Takahashi, Mitsuhiro Tamura, Tatsuya Tanimoto, Narihito Tonosaki, Loic Weissbrodt, Terrance Harrison, and Joshua Rasile

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  22. ^ Box score:
  23. ^ Europe box score:
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  25. ^ Asia box score:
  26. ^ Oceania boxscore:
  27. ^ "Billboard Biz: Current Boxscore". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. January 25, 2014. Archived from the original on January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  28. ^ North American box score:

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