April 11, 2006 10:25
The Beatles head to Las Vegas
The Fab Four set for casino show
Music by The Beatles is set to feature in a new Las Vegas show.
Songs from the Fab Four are being developed for a theatrical production with cabaret trope Cirque du Soleil and the band’s old producer Sir George Martin.
Its understood that the surviving Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, are also involved in the project and a selection of new songs and a new album will accompany the production.
“The show involves the creation, by the remixing and remastering of The Beatles' recorded performances, of completely new music, which will be featured in the show, and which should lead to the release of the show album," Apple Corps’ Neil Aspinall told the Daily Telegraph.
The idea for a show dates from the late Beatles' guitarist George Harrison who was friends with Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, and an opening next summer is expected at at the Mirage Casino.
The Beatles last played in the Las Vegas in 1964.