Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono & Sean Lennon, Olivia & Dhani Harrison, Sir George & Giles Martin, along with Cirque du Soleil president & CEO Daniel Lamarre, LOVE director Dominic Champagne and artistic guide Gilles St-Croix, joined celebrity friends and family in Las Vegas for the 5th Anniversary celebration of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil.
Ringo Starr is currently on tour in Europe and sent a video message that was played at the top of the show for more than 2,000 attendees.
Ringo Starr said, “George Harrison and Guy Laliberte had a chat at a party and it’s still rolling on. I feel like it’s one of those magic moments. George, who brought the idea to Apple, would have been pleased with the results and I truly think John would have, too. I mean, what’s not to like, it’s a really cool show.”[ Also Read: Beatles Love with All Together Now on iTunes ] [ Also Read: Beatles Statues from Film Going for Sale ]
Celebrities including Slash, T-Pain, Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Gayle King, Criss Angel, The Killers, Marcia Gay Harden and Mark McGrath also were in attendance.
This specially added 5th Anniversary show on Wednesday, June 8 included 19 original cast members from the 70 person cast, and ended with a surprise walk-on appearance from Sir Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, Sir George and Giles Martin, Dominic Champagne, Gilles St-Croix and Daniel Lamarre during the finale of “All You Need is Love.”[ Also Read: The Beatles’ Stereo Box Set Wins GRAMMY Award ]
Since its June 2006 premiere, LOVE has performed more than 2,000 shows for more than 4.3 million people. In February, The Beatles’ GRAMMY Award-winning LOVE album and ‘All Together Now’ documentary made their digital debuts, exclusively on iTunes.
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 Laliberte.