Joe JacksonExclusive: For decades, Michael Jackson's life resembled something of a circus. Now, his music will be the thrust of a new high-wire live experience being developed by Cirque du Soleil. The irony, we learned, is not lost on the singer's father.

"That's something else, isn't it?" Joe Jackson told PopEater when asked how he felt about his son inspiring a real-life circus. He added, "I won't see it."

The deal, announced Tuesday, will bring a Jackson-themed nightclub and Cirque du Soleil show to Las Vegas in 2012. But first, a Jackson-Cirque touring show will hit the road in late 2011.