Published Apr 20, 2010He may not be getting his proposed robot hotel, but Michael Jackson will be getting a major Las Vegas spectacle released in his honour, courtesy of Cirque du Soleil.
The acrobatic troupe announced that they will put on a live touring show in late 2011 that will feature songs by the fallen King of Pop. Then, in 2012, the show is to become a permanent fixture in Las Vegas.
John Branca, co-executor of Jackson's estate, said, "Having attended Cirque du Soleil performances with Michael, I know he was a huge fan. We are excited to be partners with Cirque du Soleil to give Michael's fans a truly unique way to hear, see and feel Michael's music."
In the same statement, Jackson's mother Katherine added, "Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way."
While it's true that the Cirque du Soleil show will probably be an exciting tribute to the work of the late singer, we can't help but think Jackson's estate are also excited about the financial aspect. After all, they'll own 50 percent of the entire project.