The Beatles ‘Love’ Stage Show Set to Close After Nearly Two Decades

The Beatles’ Love stage show has delighted fans for almost two decades. Unfortunately, the very last performance of the Las Vegas show marked the end of an era last Sunday night.

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Love was originally created by former Beatles member George Harrison back in 2000. The initial concept was developed with help from the famed circus group Cirque du Soleil. The very first premier kicked off at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2006 with input from Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

Originally described as a “multisensory journey”, the psychedelic stage show dazzled audiences for decades without interruption, except for the COVID-19 pandemic. The show returned in 2021. More than 12 million people have attended the stage show.

Why is The Beatles’ ‘Love’ Over?

It’s not abundantly clear why the stage show is calling it quits. There are many factors that could play into the cancellation, such as lack of ticket sales or permanent damage to the stage show industry by the pandemic.

However, Cirque du Soleil’s CEO Stéphane Lefebvre told the Las Vegas Review-Journal recently that The Mirage (via Hard Rock Las Vegas) wanted to close the show to make room for some new changes in the venue. Though, it’s not clear why the cancellation has to be permanent.

“This wasn’t our decision,” Lefebvre said last Tuesday. “As you know, Hard Rock needs to take control of the entire venue and do some major renovations. So they need to get the show closed by July 7.”

“The Beatles’ ‘Love’ has taken its last bow,” a rep for Cirque du Soleil said in a recent statement. “After bringing together more than 11.8 million fans from around the world, this […] masterpiece will forever be celebrated as one of the most exhilarating and colorful performances in Cirque’s history.”

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