Experience live music and extraordinary ice skating powered by Cirque du Soleil

LAS VEGAS (January 22, 2020) – Cirque du Soleil announces its new on-ice spectacle AXEL will perform at T-Mobile Arena April 3 – 5, 2020. Spinning guests into an electrifying journey with an adrenaline-fueled crew, “Axel” and his band of colorful characters will go on an all-new adventure inspired by music and graphic arts. Featuring spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, visual effects and an upbeat original soundtrack, AXEL will thrill Las Vegas with six performances. Tickets for Cirque du Soleil AXEL are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com/axel.

Show Schedule:

  • Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

About Cirque du Soleil AXEL:
Axel, a young graphic artist and musician, dives into his hand-drawn universe as he falls in love with the captivating Lei. Together, they jet off on a fast-moving quest to retrieve the stolen light from the supervillain Vï. In this epic fantasy, graphic art and music intertwine to create the super charged world of AXEL.

In Cirque du Soleil AXEL, the music serves as a narrative thread guiding the characters and audience as they journey with Axel and Lei to discover that true love shines even brighter than the most radiant star. Inspired by the atmosphere of big arena concerts, AXEL is a high-energy and exhilarating experience where acrobatic and skating performances are highlighted by Axel’s pop music, visual effects, lighting and laser lights show.

This new Cirque du Soleil creation brings a new look to the world of ice skating by introducing freestyle skating. This fresh take on skating combined with the skill and power of traditional pairs, solo, and adagio work allows Cirque du Soleil to set the stage for high caliber ice skating of all kinds.

Photos, b-roll, video and music excerpts are accessible here.

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Partner
Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Air Canada, official partner of Cirque du Soleil.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Tawny Strelic
Kirvin Doak Communications
tstrelic@kirvindoak.com

Julie Desmarais
Cirque du Soleil
julie.desmarais2@cirquedusoleil.com

Katharine Sherrer
T-Mobile Arena
ksherrer@mgmresorts.com

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is the world leader in creating, producing and distributing live entertainment. With an established reputation in circus art shows, the Group further leverages its creative and innovative powerhouse to present a variety of compelling entertainment forms through its divisions, such as Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, VStar Entertainment Group, The Works Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences and 4U2C. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group productions have performed in more than 65 countries in over 450 cities, with an average of over 15 million tickets sold yearly. Beyond its various experiences and shows, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet through art and creativity. For more information, visit CirqueduSoleilEntertainmentGroup.com.

About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, the 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between Park MGM and New York-New York, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena also is the home of the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city’s first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark, named the No. 1 venue on Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Arena Power List as well as the “Best New Major Concert Venue” by Pollstar Magazine in 2016, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit T-MobileArena.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.