Love is back in town
LAS VEGAS, June 24, 2021: The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil will make its grand return to The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, 2021. The iconic show is also celebrating its 15th anniversary. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at cirquedusoleil.com/love.
A Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with Apple Corps Ltd. and MGM Resorts International, LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. The world-renowned show brings a burst of colour to the Las Vegas Strip as a cast of 70 artists showcase aerial acrobatics, vibrant visuals and high energy choreography on a 360-degree stage. Since opening to rave reviews on June 30, 2006, LOVE has performed to more than 10 million audience members and has been honoured with three GRAMMY Awards.
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil performs Thursday – Monday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. through October 2, and Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. beginning October 5. On sale now, tickets start at $79.
It was at a fete for the Montreal Grand Prix in 2000, that George Harrison had met Guy Laliberté, a Canadian businessman who shared his love of Formula One racing and also happened to be the co-founder of the contemporary circus company Cirque du Soleil. When Laliberte came to visit Harrison at his English estate Friar Park the next fall, Harrison politely proposed the idea for Love: “Do you think there’s anything that you could do with the Beatles’ music?”
After Laliberté confirmed this, but insisted that The Beatles had to all be on board, George instigated a meeting with himself, Paul, Yoko, Ringo and Guy to discuss planning a Beatles show featuring the circus acts. When George was alive, the first plan was to create the show in London. That didn’t happen, and then it was going to be in New York, until Las Vegas was eventually chosen. According to Olivia Harrison, she, George, Paul and Paul’s then wife Heather flew in to Las Vegas to see Cirque du Soleil’s show “O”. It has also been reported that on December 16, 2000, George and Ringo saw Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. But the project only came to fruition in 2006, five years after George had passed.
The Beatles Show “Love” opened in 2006, featuring newly mixed mash-ups of Beatles songs and studio conversations between the Fabs while acrobats from Cirque du Soleil performed. An album featuring mashed up Beatles songs, produced by Sir George Martin and his son Giles was also released.
As worldwide restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic were implemented, the hugely successful show was shut down on 15 March 2020, but plans are now under way to revive the show on August 26, 2021.