Founded in 1980 by Guy Laliberte and Daniel Gauthier, “Les Echassiers” incorporated street-entertainment influence into the dramatic circus. Since starting with a single show, Cirque du Soleil now has numerous touring shows, and is one of the most successful performance troupes in live entertainment. The shows include “Kooza,” “Ovo,” “Dralion,” and “Varekai,” and several permanent residency shows, including “Lystere,” “La Nouba,” “Ka,” and “Viva Elvis.” Each show has unique cultural style and music, ranging from the dark and heavy “Alegria” to the peace-inspiring “Saltimbanco,” which was also the first show to play outside North America. Major upcoming plans for the circus include a permanent residency at “The Atlantis,” at the Palm Resort in Dubai in 2012.

The contemporary Quebec-based circus had anything but an easy start, despite being one of the most world-renowned circuses in the world today. Though their first tour in 1984, “Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil,” met with success, following performances outside of Canada had a lukewarm reception and drove the company into debt. If it hadn’t been for government grants, the Desjardins Group covering bad checks, and financier Daniel Lamarre representing the company for free, Cirque du Soleil would have succumbed to bankruptcy.

Raptors Presales, Cirque du Soleil Among Tickets on Sale Wednesday
The Toronto Raptors’ home games and Cirque du Soleil’s new show are among tickets available Wednesday. The Toronto Raptors will defend their first NBA championship without last year’s MVP Kawhi Leonard, creating a challenging upcoming season for the team. Select games at the Raptors’ Scotiabank Arena will go on... Read more
Primary Lobbyists Give Confusing Testimony to Nevada Legislature
In public testimony given before the Nevada Assembly Committee on Judiciary on May 6, primary industry lobbyists gave testimony regarding Senate Bill 131, which features a number of provisions designed to strip consumers of rights related to the resale of tickets. While there is a great deal of content... Read more
Rock Concerts Rule Valentine’s Day Onsales
Music lovers will get a gift this Valentine’s Day as dozens of new concerts have tickets for sale. Rock concerts in particular are a dominant force, with new shows from Aerosmith, OAR, Beck & Cage the Elephant, Coheed and Cambria, Foreginer and Heart among the listings. All of those... Read more
Third Eye Blind, Chris Stapleton, New Found Glory Among Friday Onsales
Music fans have plenty of new shows to add to their calendars, with a host of upcoming concert tours dominating Friday’s new ticket sales. Among the many notable shows are headlining gigs from Third Eye Blind with Jimmy Eat World, Chris Stapleton, John Mayer, Nicky Jam, Norah Jones, New... Read more
Chris Stapleton, Pink Headline Tuesday Tickets On Sale
Chris Stapleton, Pink and Muse were all previously confirmed as performers in an intimate Los Angeles-based concert series leading up to the 2019 Grammy Awards. Now, those shows – held at the Hollywood Palladium – have tickets up for grabs on Tuesday. Stapleton leads the charge with several of... Read more
Patriots, Rams Take Over Tuesday Best-Selling Events
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams took over yesterday’s best-selling events list for the highly-anticipated Super Bowl LIII next weekend, Ticket Club sales data reveals. Aside from the championship event, basketball also made the list for games New York Knicks v. Miami Heat and Miami Heat v.... Read more
Trevor Noah, Sebastian Maniscalco Fuel Friday Onsales
The week will close out with a slew of new comedy tours releasing tickets to the public. Leading the list is The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who will visit nearly 30 cities throughout 2019 on his Loud & Clear Tour. Sebastian Maniscalco is not far behind, seeing dozens... Read more
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Lindsey Stirling Top Tuesday Onsales
Instrumental music with a modern flair is at the forefront of Tuesday’s new ticket listings, as both violinist Lindsey Stirling and famed group Trans-Siberian Orchestra headline the day. Stirling’s Wanderland Tour has nearly a dozen dates up for exclusive presale, including gigs in New York, Sacramento, and Madison. Trans-Siberian... Read more
Pink’s Beautiful Trauma Tour Dominates Friday Onsales
Pink is still on the road finishing up the first leg of her acclaimed Beautiful Trauma tour, but fans can now scoop up tickets for her next round of shows next year. The pop megastar announced last week she’d be extending the popular into 2019, with over three dozen... Read more
Janelle Monae, Fleetwood Mac Headline Monday Tickets On Sale
Ticket buyers face a decent variety of options entering the market today, though concerts take the cake once more as summer concert season quickly arrives. Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer Tour sees a handful of dates head on pre-sale today, following Friday’s release of her third album, Dirty Computer. Legendary... Read more