King to helm Cirque’s Jackson tour

Arena show to launch next year

Concert director Jamie King has been tapped to write and direct “The Immortal World Tour,” the joint project from the Michael Jackson estate and Cirque du Soleil.

The North American touring production — which kicks off in Cirque homebase Montreal Oct. 2 — reps a major effort in the realm of live entertainment to capitalize on the work of late musician Jackson.

King, who has been the creative director for Madonna for more than a decade, has recently helmed concert tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion and Britney Spears, among others.

Storyline for “Immortal,” set in a typically fantastical Cirque world, involves a “Giving Tree” that is the font of Jackson’s talents. More than 60 performers will appear onstage in the show.

Big-budget arena tour has mapped out stops through June 29, 2012, with a stop in L.A. in Jan. 27, 2012 and in Gotham April 3, 2012.

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