Tuesday, 10 January 2012
The Estate of Michael Jackson Plans Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hand & Footprint Ceremony Celebrating The King of Pop, January 26, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Estate of Michael Jackson announced today that Michael Jackson will be immortalized in a hand and foot print ceremony at Hollywood's legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 26, 2012, starting at 11:00am, in a giant celebration of the legacy of the King of Pop and the Los Angeles debut of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, the critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil production and top grossing tour in the United States, according to Pollstar.
The Estate will be joined by Michael Jackson's three children, Prince, Paris and "Blanket" who will use their father's sequined glove and shoes to make impressions in the cement in the famous forecourt of the theatre as family, friends and fans celebrate the legacy of the King of Pop.
The event is produced by the executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson, John McClain and John Branca. A special live presentation from the cast of THE IMMORTAL World Tour will be performed, and the event will be M.C.'d by Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live's anchor Billy Bush.
The entire event will be streamed live via Twitter @michaeljackson with additional photos and live coverage of the event tweeted from Twitter's music channel @twittermusic.
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour performs in Los Angeles at Staples Center January 27-29, 2012. The production is a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world.
The show literally turns his signature moves upside down, unfolding his artistry before the eyes of the audience. USA Today called it "A Thriller of a show!" and Rolling Stone raved about 'the hit-packed King of Pop spectacle."
Commenting on IMMORTAL's success, Forbes noted "That should come as no surprise, given the extraordinary spectacle that audiences witness with each performance" while Entertainment Weekly said that, "Even the most casual of Jackson followers will be entertained, and Jackson acolytes will revel in every glittering, peculiar moment."
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