(July 24, 2012, Shanghai) The hot summer cannot restrain the fans' hot pursuit to the classic figure. With one wax figure of Michael Jackson that has been existing in the museum, Madame Tussauds located on the 10th floor of New World Emporium, No. 2-68, West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, will have two more wax figures of the classic superstar, which marks Michael Jackson Wax Figure World Tour Shanghai is officially unveiled. With more than 200 years of history, Madame Tussauds has reserved unforgettable classic wax figures for countless celebrities. As a superstar, Michael Jackson has an affinity with Madame Tussauds, which has made six different wax figures for him. Every Madame Tussauds around the world has a wax figure of Michael Jackson. Today, Madame Tussauds Shanghai has two more wax figures that represent the charm of the superstar at different times. The wave of Michael Jackson is bound to sweep throughout the summer.
Michael Jackson was born in August 1958. As the seventh child of the family, Michael made his debut as a member of The Jackson 5 when he was 11. He became well-known very soon and began his solo career. The album Thriller, released in 1982, was the highest-selling album in the history, which laid the impregnable foundation for him as a global superstar. Known as the "world's most popular and most influential dancer", Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" shocked the world. In November 1984, Madame Tussauds took Michael Jackson's measurements for his first wax figure. In the following year, he presented himself at Madame Tussauds London to visit the production of the wax figure and signed his name in the celebrity signature book of Madame Tussauds. Since the first wax figure won great popularity by his fans around the world,. another five different wax figures have been made for him, which is the only one of its kind.
The two new wax figures of this superstar represent respectively his teenager and one of his classic dance gestures. The former is the portray when he was in The Jackson 5, dressed in bright yellow, with a sunshine smile, innocent and self-confident. The latter is a classic gesture appeared in the poster for Jackson’s unfinished tour "This Is It". Madame Tussauds launched this commemorative wax figure after Michael Jackson passed away. The figure wears a classic black suit, showing the charm of the superstar. The wax figure that has existed in Madame Tussauds Shanghai is in classic red suit, representing Michael Jackson during the period of "Invincible", which is one of the most popular wax figures in the Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
The members of Michael Jackson Fans Club in Shanghai were so excited for the settlement of their idol in Madame Tussauds Shanghai. On the site, they brought the classic songs of the superstar in different periods represented by the wax figures, including "Ben", "Billie Jean", "You Rock My World" and other classic songs and dances, to show their respect to their idol in this particular way. A club member who participated in the performance said: "Michael Jackson is my idol forever. I'm really excited that I can use his dance to commemorate him."
It is reported that this event is one part of Michael Jackson Wax Figure World Tour of Madame Tussauds. After the figures were exhibited at Madame Tussauds Washington, they came to Shanghai. The three wax figures will be exhibited on the stage of the music pavilion for about 4 months. After that, they will travel to Madame Tussauds Sydney. We believe that it will be a trip that the Chinese fans of Michael Jackson cannot miss this summer to Madame Tussauds Shanghai to witness the three wax figures of the superstar and have a close contact with their idol.