Slated for stores on Nov. 21, "Immortal" Michael Jackson's second posthumous album, will be released to coincide with the 60 city tour of the same name by Cirque du Soleil.
The new album will feature old songs of the late King of Pop in never before heard ways. Over forty of Jackson's classic songs will be heard and reworked, re-imagined, or mashed up versions new to the public. The record will also feature never before released out-takes and versions of songs.
A deluxe edition for $50 will include a T-shirt and show program.
Extensively on the album will be all of the songs from the show "The Immortal World Tour."
The show will be in the same vain as the Cirque shows paying homage to the Beatles and Elvis Presley and will also have a similar plot development – no particular story but manages to encompass an entire career's worth of music.
Writer/Director of the show, Jamie King, told Billboard "Definitely all the hits that the fans want to hear are there," he continues " "'Beat It,' 'Thriller,' 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' ' – the big iconic songs are there, with some other songs mixed and matched throughout."
The Immortal World Tour made its debut Oct. 2 in Montreal, Canada.
Jackson family members: Tito, Jackie, Marlon, and Katherine as well as Michael's children – Prince, Paris, and Blanket were present to see the start of the show along with 13,000 other people in attendance at the Bella Centre.
This has become the biggest sanctioned project by the Jackson family since Michael’s death; the Immortal World Tour will kick off the U.S. leg of the tour on Oct. 15 in Detroit.
Although more shows may be added, it is scheduled to end on July 20 in Chicago.
The Michael Forever Tribute Concert will be taking place on Oct. 8 in Cardiff, Wales. The concert will showcase special performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Ne-Yo, Cee Lo Green, Jennifer Hudson, and Smokey Robinson among many others, including a performance by LaToya Jackson for the first time in over twenty years.