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THE BEATLES LOVE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

dinsdag 26 juni 2007
Cirque du Soleil

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Guy Laliberté in dedication to John Lennon & George Harrison

LAS VEGAS - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté took part in a special dedication ceremony today in honor of John Lennon and George Harrison. Two plaques designed by Cirque du Soleil creators were unveiled in the LOVE Theatre Lobby at The Mirage in Las Vegas to celebrate the two former Beatles and their contributions to the production, LOVE.

Paul McCartney said, "It's great to be unveiling this because the guys aren't here and the show's been such a great success. They were magnificent men and it is an honor to unveil this plaque to them."

Ringo Starr said, "George was a great musician, he was a dear friend. I love him and miss him. God bless him and I'm sure wherever he is, he's smiling right now."

Yoko Ono said, "I'd just like to say that John would have been very happy and glad that this show was such a success and also that Paul, another magnificent man is here to present John's plaque."

Olivia Harrison said, "I'd like to thank The Mirage for giving us a home here and also to Guy and to Cirque and their artists. This show is so demanding on them and their lives revolve around 10 performances a week. I don't think George would be surprised at the success of this collaboration."

Guy Laliberté said, "It's our first anniversary but I think it's much more than that. I think it's a celebration of a great journey that started a year ago. And you know at Cirque du Soleil, we can only be proud to have done what we've done in Vegas so far."

This event celebrates the one-year anniversary of LOVE and coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. In the past year, LOVE has played to sold-out audiences, some of whom have discovered The Beatles music and their message of love for the first time.

LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and is presented exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas. The project was born out of a personal friendship and mutual admiration between George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.