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VIVA ELVIS The 75 artists comprised of dancers, musicians, singers, acrobats, lasso
artists and an actor, seamlessly channel an exhilarating and youthful tribute to Elvis’ life through imaginative and inspired costumes, unique dance numbers, thrilling acrobatics, one of a kind sets and heart-pumping live music.
Created in the image of The King of Rock ’n’ Roll – powerful, sexy,
whimsical, truly unique and larger than life – the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and whose image has come to define popular culture.
Viva ELVIS focuses on the essential humanity of the one superstar whose
name will forever be linked with the history of Las Vegas: Elvis Presley.
Significant moments in his life – intimate, playful and grandiose – blend with timeless songs that remain as relevant today as when they first hit the top of the charts.
“On a creative level, it was extremely stimulating to draw our inspiration
from this musical icon,” said Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil. “Viva ELVIS showcases the raw energy and pure talent of Elvis and highlights the exhilaration and beauty of his music on a grand scale.” In paying homage to the music of Elvis, Cirque du Soleil set out to present the songs of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll in a contemporary form that evokes the spirit of Elvis in every way. “What would the songs of Elvis be like if he were doing them for the first time today?” asks Musical Director and Arranger Erich Van Tourneau. “With all humility, I set out to evoke the soul and the spirit of Elvis Presley, while building a bridge between his music and future generations of fans.” The styles of Viva ELVIS move from Delta blues to rockabilly, soul to gospel, through Dixie and Southern folk music. Some of the songs even evoke garage
VIVA ELVIS rock and punk, steeped in waves of hip-hop and urban music. But one thing is certain and remains consistent: the sound of Viva ELVIS is pure rock.
“Elvis has always been in the forefront of new, contemporary
entertainment and technology,” said Priscilla Presley. “I believe Viva ELVIS
continues this and reaches out and expands his legacy in a new, creative and
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Thirty of Elvis’ songs are used in the production, with remixes designed to
accentuate and boost the emotional charge of his performances. Elvis’ voice is the only male singing voice in Viva ELVIS, joined occasionally by female singers and an energetic live band that has guests dancing in their seats. For the first time in over 30 years, Elvis fans and music-lovers alike are able to hear
his voice in its true and fantastic form – live and on stage in Las Vegas, presented exclusively at ARIA Resort & Casino.
Viva ELVIS performs two shows nightly at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday (dark Sunday and Monday). Ticket prices range from $69 - $175 and can be purchased via phone by calling (877) 253-5847 or (702) 531-2031; online by visiting www.cirquedusoleil.com/vivaelvis; or in person at the Elvis Theater box office located on the promenade level at ARIA Resort & Casino.