Cirque du Soleil tour honoring Michael Jackson to make stop in Sooner State

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Many people remember Michael Jackson as an artistic genius and a global pop culture icon.

Now, ‘The Immortal World Tour’ is in Oklahoma City for a two-night run at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, honoring the ‘King of Pop.’

From bright lights, to the MoonWalk and eye-catching acrobats, Cirque du Soleil is keeping Michael Jackson’s legacy alive.

“It’s really a celebration of his music and his artistry and everything that he left behind to the pop world paired with Cirque du Soleil,” said Laura Silverman, the tour’s publicist.

The set-up process is pretty elaborate.

It takes about 10 hours and 150 people to build the stage.

“We move just like a concert or a rock tour, we do about two cities a week,” said Silverman.

The show had its premiere in October of 2011, making stops in Europe, Asia and Australia and, of course, the United States.

Silverman said one of the highlights of the show is Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal.’

“You get the iconic dance moves of Michael Jackson, the lean that people know so well,” said Silverman.

Michael Jackson’s legacy lives on through his music and fans can embrace his memory through a live performance in the metro.

“We want people to get up and dance and sing along and you see that for sure, especially at the end of the show, people are on their feet clapping and moving,” said Silverman.

There are two performances at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Tickets are available for the performances on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23.

Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the arena box office by calling (800) 745-3000.

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