Las Vegas' Biggest Acts Return To The Stage With MGM Resorts

July 02, 2021

Cirque du Soleil, Bruno Mars, Dave Chappelle among the A-list entertainment reappearing on The Strip this July

LAS VEGAS, July 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International, a global leader in live entertainment and sports, is kick-starting Las Vegas' return to the Entertainment Capital of the World, bringing back the industry's biggest names this month with the likes of "O" by Cirque du Soleil, Bruno Mars, Dave Chappelle, Conor McGregor and others.

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Last night, one of the world's best-selling theatrical productions of all time - "O" by Cirque du Soleil, which has been enjoyed by more than 17 million people from around the globe - celebrated its first performance in 16 months at Bellagio in front of a sold-out crowd. Prior to taking the stage, cast and crew of the iconic aquatic show paraded through the resort, welcomed back by Bellagio employees and delighting thousands of fans. Cirque's flagship production features incredible acrobats and synchronized swimmers performing 60-foot high dives in a 1.5-million-gallon pool.

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"For the past 16 months, we've waited patiently to reignite the heartbeat of Las Vegas with our large-scale shows, sporting events and nightlife -- and this weekend marks a major milestone for the full recovery of our city," said Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International's CEO and President. "Millions of people travel from around the world to experience the unique entertainment only Las Vegas offers, and with the return of names like Bruno, Chappelle and Cirque, we are letting them know it's time to come back."

Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, said, "'O' has been a fan favorite and source of pride for Cirque du Soleil since it first opened at Bellagio in 1998. As we continue to look forward with fresh hope, the grand reopening of one of the shows that has made Cirque du Soleil what it is today – a global leader in live entertainment – is a milestone we want to celebrate. Intermission is over! Let the show begin."

Beginning this month, MGM Resorts will welcome back many of the entertainers and events visitors love about its Las Vegas properties:

  • "O" by Cirque du Soleil returned to Bellagio July 1 and will be followed by Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay on August 19 and The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage on August 26. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit here.
  • Bruno Mars will be the first artist returning to Park Theater at Park MGM July 2, performing two shows every weekend in July with more 2021 dates booked. For tickets or VIP Suite and Ticket packages, visit parkmgm.com.
  • The iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena will set the stage for four sold-out Dave Chappelle shows the first two weekends in July starting July 2. For more information on entertainment at MGM Grand, visit mgmgrand.com.
  • The Mirage entertainment lineup is back in full force with Shin Lim beginning Thursday, July 1 and the Aces of Comedy program returning in July with comedians like Tom Segura, Chelsea Handler, Gabriel Iglesias and Bill Maher booked throughout 2021. For more information on The Mirage entertainment, visit here.
  • T-Mobile Arena will host UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Saturday, July 10 followed by Fury vs. Wilder III Saturday, July 24. For more information on the arena or to purchase tickets, visit tmobilearena.com.
  • On The Record, Park MGM's speakeasy and club, reopens Friday, July 2. For more information, visit ontherecordlv.com.
  • The Concerts on the Beach series at Mandalay Bay Beach begins with a July 4 show featuring Sublime With Rome. To purchase tickets or for more Concerts on the Beach show information, visit here.
  • Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay will host the Men's and Women's USA Basketball teams beginning July 6 as they participate in training camps and play in multiple exhibition games over five days prior to departing for Tokyo. To purchase tickets, visit here.
  • The longest-running dinner show on the Las Vegas Strip, Tournament of Kings, returns Wednesday, July 14. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit here.

The return of these large-scale offerings rounds out the robust entertainment lineup MGM Resorts has reopened over the past eight months including David Copperfield, Jabbawockeez and Brad Garrett's Comedy Club at MGM Grand; Carrot Top and Fantasy at Luxor; Terry Fator at New York-New York; and the Australian Bee Gees and Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur. A global force in entertainment, MGM Resorts is home to more than 20 world-class arenas, theaters and event grounds, selling 8 million* tickets annually for live events ranging from renowned artists such as The Rolling Stones, Cher and Bruno Mars, to vibrant music festivals and some of the biggest fights in combat sports history.

*Pre-pandemic figures

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 31 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company's 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its "Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet" philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.

For MGM Resorts:
Natalie Mounier, Kirvin Doak Communications
mgm@kirvindoak.com

For Cirque du Soleil:
Ann Paladie
ann.paladie@cirquedusoleil.com

“O” by Cirque du Soleil, which has been enjoyed by more than 17 million people, celebrates its first performance in 16 months at Bellagio before a sold-out crowd on July 1, 2021

 

The spectacular cast of “O” by Cirque du Soleil prepares to take the stage at Bellagio for the first time in 16 months, July 1, 2021

 

“O” by Cirque du Soleil cast and crew members delight guests at Bellagio as they parade through the resort on reopening night in Las Vegas, July 1, 2021

 

A sold-out crowd gives “O” by Cirque du Soleil cast and crew members a standing ovation on their reopening night, July 1, 2021

 

The spectacular cast of “O” by Cirque du Soleil prepares to take the stage at Bellagio for the first time in 16 months, July 1, 2021

 

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