Michael Jackson's children and his mother attended the premiere of the Cirque du Soleil tribute show, "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," in Montreal Sunday.
Jackson's three children have reportedly never seen their father perform live on stage. Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson left Los Angeles for a trip that opened with the circus show honoring their father's legacy, and will end with the "Michael Forever Tribute" concert in Cardiff, Wales, on Oct. 8, reported CNN.
The new show by the world-famous Canadian circus-like performance company attracted scores of fans and celebrities to Montreal over the weekend. The Cirque du Soleil show promises to be 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," according to the Facebook page for the show.
Spectators can enjoy the king of pop's classic songs, from his young years as a member of The Jackson Five, to his most recent hits. The performance involves dancers and acrobats dressed in sparkling costumes and performing against spectacular backgrounds.
Cirque du Soleil is a Quebec company recognized for its original artistic entertainment, dance, costumes and acrobatics. It hires over 5,000 employees and artists from over forty countries.
"The Immortal's" road tour will visit at least 47 cities in the U.S. and Canada over the next year, reported CNN. The production costs of the show reach $60 million.
The dazzling show is set to visit 47 cities in the United States and Canada by the end of next year.
The late artist's mother, Katherine Jackson, only agreed to attend the show shortly before the premiere, due to tensions existing between her and people in charge of the Jackson estate, reported CNN.
The matriarch of the Jackson family has recently experienced a rough, four-day trial involving Michael's doctor. Dr. Conrad Murray is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death.
Michael died in his bed at his rented mansion in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009. His family, who has also sued Murray, believe the pop star's death could have been prevented.
In June, Michael’' children and parents visited his childhood home in Gary, Ind., to celebrate the late celebrity's birthday. During the activities, Paris Jackson told a local television station that she "enjoyed her father's fans."