Argentinean football player and FC Barcelona star Leo Messi, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and PopArt Music announce their partnership for the creation of a brand-new show to be launched in 2019, in association with Sony Music. Created by Cirque du Soleil, the show will draw its inspiration from the incredible talent and accomplishments of the football legend, who embodies the unique spirit and values of his sport.
“It feels both crazy and incredible that Cirque du Soleil will create a show based on my life, my passion, my sport”, expressed Leo Messi. “Cirque du Soleil is a family favorite of ours. I have no doubt this show will amaze people as their shows always do.”
After paying homage to some of entertainment’s greatest artists, such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Soda Stereo, Cirque du Soleil will leap into the passionate world of football. The show will celebrate Messi’s legacy in Cirque du Soleil’s signature way, highlighting the rich culture that makes this sport the most popular worldwide.
“We are thrilled to be working with such a living legend. As a world leader of live entertainment, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is becoming the go-to creator of original content and experiences for the world’s top brands,” says Jonathan Tétrault, President and Chief Operating Officer at Cirque du Soleil. “We are convinced that bringing Messi’s legacy to life on stage will touch audiences and speak to all football fans. Together with PopArt Music and Sony Music, we have the chance to transcend the sport and present it in a totally new form to inspire the world.”
“It is an honor for PopArt Music to work on a new project with Cirque du Soleil and Leo Messi. I have no doubt that the creation quality of Cirque du Soleil will be able to artistically translate the unparalleled talent that Messi displays in each match, with the incredible music from the artists of Sony Music, directed by my talented friend Afo Verde.” says Sergio Lavié, co-founder at PopArt Music. “I am sure that this show will break all records, in the same way that Messi does in football.”
“Leo Messi inspires the world with his outstanding talent not only in every game he plays but also with his deeply human qualities. It is an honor for us at Sony Music to team up with the prestigious Cirque du Soleil and PopArt Music on this fantastic project. We strongly believe that this show will be enjoyed by sports and art lovers all over the world.” – Afo Verde, Chairman & CEO Sony Music Latin Iberia.
More information on the tour stops and dates will be released at a later date.
(Cirque du Soleil Canada inc.)