Michael Jackson Continues to Steal The Beatles’ Thunder

Nov 11th, 2009 // 10 Comments

Move over, Love: There might be a new Michael Jackson-themed Cirue Du Soleil show hitting Vegas.

The Cirque Du Soleil peeps (who I imagine to be French-Canadian businessmen holding tiny umbrellas while riding a giant clown baby) approached Jackson’s estate hoping to get Michael’s music for a live stage show extravaganza.

According to Showbizz411 blog, “The Canadian-based company is said to be working hard to convince all the parties that they can do for Michael what they did for the Beatles with the Love show at the Mirage Hotel.”

Hey, makes sense. Before his death, MJ and Cirque were rumored to be collaborating. Plus, everything and anything Jackson-related is a surefire hit, and besides, MJ and The Beatles have always gone hand in hand. Michael sharing a duet with Paul McCartney; MJ buying The Beatles songbook; the remaining Beatles desperately trying to get it back; plus the oddity of both parties continuing to outsell pretty much any other artist without even recording new music (hey, at least starting in December they can chart on Billboard’s Top 200). If The Beatles have their own Cirque show, then Boy George, Michael Jackson needs one, too.

My only worry is how truly horrifying it will be watching hundreds of gymnasts in skin-tight zombie costumes dancing to “Thriller.” It’ll be homoerotic, I’ll tell you that much.


  1. @brasstax: Agreed, this made me laugh, for good reasons.

  2. EdHardeez

    Becky’s writing on Madatoms is generally funny.

  3. ben

    this sounds awesome. cant wait for it. i hope they do a wortd tour of the show. what would be awesome is if they do a medley of mj beatles and elvis songs. lol. just a thought. but i hope the mj show goes on world tour

  4. “Ben” links to an article on Ben Affleck.

    Other “new posters” link to “User Not Exist!” I guess the English language not exist here anymore either.

    As bad as everyone else here has already said and arguably worse. I’m bailing out also but then my presumption is that Buzznet doesn’t want people like me reading their “blogs.”

  5. Um. If Michael gets his very own dedicated-show in Vegas with Cirque du Soleil, he’ll also be stealing thunder from Elvis, who’s got a show soundtracked with his music opening up at the new CityCenter.

    Just thought I’d be your very own Wikipedia.

  6. DLL

    Homoerotic? Is that what you think? Sounds like a personal problem. I saw LOVE. It sucked, but I don’t like the Beatles. However, I would be first in line for anything MJ.

  7. Sophia

    Wow, Michael, happy for that. You are the greatest entertainer that ever lived, and you deserve all this attention and love.

  8. Tony Bailey

    The Beatles show is amazing. I am not sure if Elvis and Jackson will be able to match it. After all the Beatles are the greatest music sensation in history.

  9. great star ,my favorite star

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