Fake Michael Jackson concert tix, anyone?
Visit the Star‘s main page and chances are you’ll get one of those delightful pop-up ads hawking $25 discounts on tickets to the upcoming MJ tribute show at Sprint Center.
That’s right, a tribute band headlining Sprint, for two nights, no less. That’s a feat the creepy, gloved one himself might have have difficulty pulling off, were he not immortalized in death.
"That’s so lame," says one 30-something local MJ fan of the show. "And a little creepy."
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour with Cirque du Soleil will play here February 21 and 22.
Speaking of creepy, check out the review of the show by Williamette Week in Oregon.
"It was around the time the human-sized dancing glove showed up that Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson show got kind of weird," it begins. "Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of strange stuff happening before then, not the least of which being the appearance of an actor dressed as Bubbles, Jackson’s famous pet monkey, who later ascended a platform to DJ above the crowd. But that’s almost predictable. Of course there would be a guy in a monkey suit wearing overalls and a striped shirt running around, pounding his hands on the stage like a French-Canadian circus version of Andy Serkis. A big, sparkling anthropomorphic glove, though? That looks like the Hamburger Helper mascot gone fabulous? Well, that’s a special stroke of brilliant weirdness. And that’s not even mentioning the dancers who leaped out of a pair of giant shoes seconds later."
That said, the review characterizes the show as boring.
"And that, really, is where the Immortal Tour becomes an affront to Jackson’s legacy," the review continues. "He would never want his name attached to something that wasn’t top-drawer entertainment…All the chaos just sort of blended together into an incomprehensible swirl of noise and light and tumbling and mimes and LED costumes and robot dancers—which has it’s charms, to be sure, but for the most part just made my eyes glaze over."
Tickets for the MJ trib shows range from $50 for nosebleeds to $175 for the really good seats, plus of course facility and convenience service charges of $19.60 per. So try and snag the $25 discount which basically basically covers the service charges.
Or check out the $250 VIP package that includes a "premium ticket located in the best rows of the floor," a souvenir lanyard, program and "exclusive gift."
As Michael might say, don’t stop til you get enough!