Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Jackson's Cirque show among recent upcoming concert announcements

Michael Jackson may be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten. The King of Pop will be immortalized by Cirque du Soliel with Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour. The tour is scheduled to stop at Time Warner Cable Arena March 13 and 14, 2012.

Presale tickets are currently on sale at with tickets going on sale to the public Monday, September 12. The concert tour is written and directed by Emmy winner Jamie King, who makes his Cirque debut with "Immortal." King (pictured above with John Branca, co-executor of Jackson's estate) worked with Jackson as a tour dancer early in his career. He has served as Madonna's creative director for the past 12 years. He's also fashioned concert tours for Rihanna, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and The Spice Girls' reunion. For details on the tour click here.

"The Immortal" will debut in Montreal in October before a December residency at Vegas' Mandalay Bay.

LiveNation announced Tuesday that Ray Davies will perform at The Fillmore November 2. Tickets for the Kinks' frontman's rare NC performance go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

In other concert announcements, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter and bluegrass all star group Hot Rize were added to the calendar at Spirit Square this week. Hot Rize, which features Tim O'Brien, Bryan Sutton, Nick Forster, and Pete Wernick, plays McGlohon Theatre October 1. Ritter brings his solo acoustic tour to the uptown venue November 19. Tickets are available by calling 704-372-1000.

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