Music legends Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will hopefully reunite with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of the late Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison, respectively, in a return visit to Las Vegas. Vegas DeLuxe has exclusively confirmed that the fab four all hope to be here for a fifth-anniversary celebration June 8 for Cirque du Soleil’s hit spectacular Love at the Mirage.
Cirque officials shuffled the show’s calendar, and instead of June 8 being a dark theater day, the cast and crew will swap their day off for another date to perform one very special show. It’s hoped that Paul will travel here before his Up and Coming Tour date at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 10 and that Ringo will be able to jet in from his European concert tour.
I’ve also confirmed that a delegation of Cirque founder Guy Laliberte's company executives from Montreal will play host to celebrities at an after-party. It’s expected that Beatles sound engineer producers Sir George Martin and his son Giles, who reimagined the original master tracks for the Mirage, also will attend. It would be their first return visit together since the opening in 2006.
In addition to the red carpet, The Beatles families attending are expected to make brief speeches, and all four will go onstage at the end of the show to pose for official cast photographs. Preparations for the special night are in the final planning stages.
“This will be spectacular,” I was told. “We all remember when they were here for the premiere five years ago. Individually, they’ve popped in over the years to check up on the show, which is very special and dear to them. Now they will all be back together for a reunion -- and the important milestone celebration.”
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