The Cirque du Soleil Elvis Show at the Bellagio
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Not long after opening The Beatles - Love show at the Mirage, Cirque du Soleil released news of a like show in the works. The Cirque du Soleil Elvis show is produced in cooperation with CKX, which is a media and entertainment company that owns the rights to the name, likeness and image of Elvis Presley. The show toured the country before setting up residency at the MGM City Center Hotel Casino, which is slated to open in 2009. It closes at the end of August 2012, to be replaced by Zarkana in November.
The Las Vegas Elvis Cirque du Soleil production is much like The Beatles - Love show, in that it will focus on the life and career of The King. The show is intended as a tribute to Elvis, who reached an iconic status in Las Vegas. The Cirque du Soleil Elvis show chronicles his life without just throwing an Elvis impersonator onto the stage. There are already plenty of those in Las Vegas, and while they may have their place, this show is more spectacular and employs the artistry and imagination for which Cirque du Soleil is known. Many of Elvis's biggest fans appreciate his presence in Vegas, and the chief executive of CKX puts it best when he says, "...you can't really think about Las Vegas without considering Cirque du Soleil," and the same goes for Elvis. Elvis is documented to have performed at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel 837 times between the years of 1969 and 1976. One of Cirque du Soleil's founders has stated that their mission with this new Elvis Las Vegas show was to honor the excitement and energy that Elvis brought to Vegas, and perhaps no production company does excitement better than Cirque du Soleil.
The Cirque du Soleil Elvis show is a spectacular production that has had Elvis fans of all ages smiling on one heck of a career. Cirque du Soleil employs its brand of high-energy performers, as well as a list of talented singers and musicians to bring the Las Vegas Elvis show alive. Much like the Beatles show, the Cirque du Soleil Elvis show diverges from wowing with its acrobatics in favor of presenting a song and dance venture that highlights some of Presley's signature moves. Helping to sensationalize the show even more, the latest multimedia sound and lighting technology is used in the show in an overall attempt to promote a more quality emotional bond with audience members.
Cirque du Soleil Elvis tickets are an even hotter commodity than ever now that that show is in its last months. Cirque du Soleil Elvis tickets are available for purchase online and at the City Center box office and chances are that you won't find any of them floating around in the discount Las Vegas show tickets bin.
Simply put, Elvis Presley is a legend. It's hard to sum up his life with a word, but there are words that come to mind. Sensational, unique, charismatic and sensual are just some of the words that describe Elvis Aaron Presley, who was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. Elvis was born a twin, however his brother to be was stillborn, leaving Elvis as an only child. Moving with his parents to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, Elvis would gain inspiration and influence from the music of the time, both pop and country, and from the gospel music that he would hear at church. As a teenager, his time spent hanging out on Beale Street introduced him to black R&B sounds, and by 1954, Elvis was merging his influences at his first sessions at the historic Sun Records studio. By the year 1956, Elvis was an international phenomenon, and he would go on to ignore racial barriers, bringing a fresh approach to the American music and cultural scenes. Songs like :Jailhouse Rock" and :Love Me Tender" are examples of the timeless hits that Elvis performed, whether on television or in concert. Elvis was a prominent actor as well as a musician, and he starred in 33 films and his televised music concerts broke all kinds of records. Elvis is purported to have sold more albums globally than any other performer, and he has gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum more than any other artist before or after. There is no twentieth century pop-culture icon quite like Elvis, and it is likely that his image will endure for many years to come.