Over the weekend (Sunday, Oct. 2), the highly-anticipated Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour kicked off in Montreal. The show is a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in the late singer’s creative world, literally turning his signature moves upside-down.

Jackson's mother, Katherine, was on hand for the first night of the tour, which exceeded her expectations. "I really enjoyed it," she said. "It's fantastic. I had heard about it from my oldest son Jackie, he came to see it and he told me how amazing it was. I was looking for something amazing, but I found something far better. I really enjoyed it, and it captured Michael very well. It was kind of emotional for me, but it was very, very good ... Done very, very well."

The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. The tour concept was put together to give Jackson's die-hard fans a little piece of something to remember him by. Fans who attend the show experience Jackson's creativeness, as the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

The world premiere of this unique tribute to Michael Jackson’s musical legacy premiered in Montreal on Oct. 2, 2011 and will now travel throughout North America and the rest of the world.

The Immortal Tour was created over the past two years by the largest-ever team of collaborators to work on any Cirque du Soleil production. The Tour’s traveling crew is composed of 219 people, which includes 64 international performers. Additionally, a cavalcade of 40 trucks transport the production from arena to arena. Click here to see where the tour will be stopping next.

Watch a Preview of Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour