LAS VEGAS, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ever Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest™ will now offer visitors a more in-depth look into Michael Jackson's life, featuring an opportunity to meet three of Michael Jackson's brothers, Marlon, Jackie and Tito Jackson, for one day only. The three brothers will be at Fan Fest on Sunday, December 4, beginning at noon for an exclusive Q & A session for fans at the exhibition.
Scheduled for December 3-14 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Michael Jackson Fan Fest is designed to transport guests through the life of the mega-star, showcasing never before seen personal items and career memorabilia. The exhibition coincides with the kick off of the extended Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ stop in Las Vegas during December. Michael Jackson Fan Fest will only be in Las Vegas and will not travel to any other tour stop.
The intimate experience at Fan Fest extends even further beyond the memorabilia and will also feature an enlightening Q & A with Joseph Vogel, author of Man in the Music: The Creative Work and Life of Michael Jackson, on December 9 and 10. The newly released book takes readers inside the impressive music catalog of Michael Jackson. Vogel is also the author of two other books and writes about popular music and culture for The Huffington Post and Pop Matters.
To prepare for the launch of this once-in-a-lifetime look at Michael Jackson's belongings, Access Hollywood will air a two-night sneak preview of Fan Fest on November 9 and 10. Miko Brando, Michael's lifelong friend, will give a behind the scenes tour of items from Michael's videos, tours and the interior of Neverland during a visit to the warehouse, where Fan Fest items are currently being stored. In addition, Miko Brando and Jackie Jackson will be in-studio at Access Hollywood Live the morning of November 10 where they will showcase additional Fan Fest items and share some personal stories they have of the King of Pop.
A wide variety of items will be on display at Fan Fest from both Michael Jackson's career and Neverland Ranch. Featured memorabilia will include costumes, the Fantasy glove collection from the 1980s, award statues, tickets, the famed rocket plane from the "Leave Me Alone" video, a castle displayed in the living room of Neverland and others. For a photo gallery of featured items please click here: http://www.michaeljacksonfanfest.com/#
Each session of Michael Jackson Fan Fest will last for four hours in Mandalay Bay's Bayside Exhibit Hall, allowing visitors time to enjoy the display without overlapping any performance of THE IMMORTAL World Tour. Fan Fest will be open from 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. on December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and from 2-6pm on December 6, 7, 13, and 14. Tickets for Fan Fest can be purchased in conjunction with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour or individually. Fan Fest ticket prices start at $35 plus applicable fees for general admission; $75 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include priority entrance into the event and all activities within the event, a commemorative lanyard and access to the VIP-only lounge. For more information or to purchase tickets, guests can visit: www.michaeljacksonfanfest.com or www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.
About Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson's artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael's creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations. The soundtrack for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is set for release on November 21.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour will be playing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from December 3 to December 27. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson.
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