Stars mingle with celebs and show's cast
Michael Baggs
17:03 13th October 2012

12 October, 2012: Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson - The Immortal World Tour opened at London's O2 this weekend, and Irish stars U2 were among the big name guests mingling with stars of the show.

The Irish rockers (Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge) mingles with cast members from the show along with the likes of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman and, err, Celebrity Big Brother winner and Loose Women star, Denise Welch.

The show mixes the music of Michael Jackson with the 'whimsy and fun and acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil' according to the show's choreographer, Travis Payne.

"I think it's a perfect collaboration and I'm really proud of the show," says Payne, as reported by The Telegraph, before revealing that MJ himself was a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil.

"You know he's always loved Cirque and he'd been trying to find an opportunity to work with them, so that's why this is even more special because we know this is something that he wanted," he added. "Of course it's in a totally different way, but I think that the union got to happen."

See photos from the red carpet from last night's O2 event here.

  • Adam Clayton, Bono and 'friend'

  • Bono and cast members

  • The Edge and Morleigh Steinberg

  • Bernie Ecclestone and cast members

  • Denise Welch

  • X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman

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