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.
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 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
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
A number of Las Vegas entertainment finds its way onto today’s list of new ticket onsales, led by Blink-182’s Kings of the Weekend residency. The punk/rock trio recently announced they’d take over the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino for their first-ever residency, which is set to begin... Read more
Powerhouse performers Beyoncé and U2 kick off the week in ticket onsales with shows that are sure to sell rapidly. The Beyhive is abuzz over Beyoncé’s July 30 gig at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, which is widely speculated to be the launch of a new co-headlining tour alongside husband... Read more
After announcing his first headlining tour in four years, Childish Gambino leads Tuesday’s pack of tickets up for presale. The Grammy winner – also known off stage as actor/producer Donald Glover – has over a dozen North American shows on his agenda later this fall, including tour stops in... Read more
As always, it’s a wildly busy Friday in ticketing, with thousands of dates up for grabs across the spectrum of the entertainment world. Headliners include tickets for the upcoming co-headlining tour from ZZ Top and John Fogerty, as well as farewell tour dates from folk legend Joan Baez. Other... Read more
Headlining today’s list of tickets on sale is Vegas Strong – a benefit concert at T-Mobile Arena on the first of December that will donate all proceeds to the Las Vegas Victims Fund. Performers include The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Boyz II Men, David Copperfield, and Cirque du Soleil. Also... Read more
Jennifer Lopez has announced that she will not perform her next three scheduled shows in Las Vegas on Wednesday, 10/4, Friday, 10/6 & Saturday, 10/7, according to Variety. The cancellations follow the tragic mass shooting that took place at Route 91 Harvest Festival in the city this Sunday. The... Read more
The NBA season is fast-approaching, and it’s apparent by the tickets available on another busy Friday in the marketplace. The Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat all have home game up for grabs in regular sale, headlining the day’s action. Comedic performers are also well represented... Read more