On Friday 30th June 2006, Olivia and Dhani attended the Gala Premiere of the show LOVE, the new collaboration between Cirque Du Soleil and The Beatles.
The Premiere took place at The Mirage in Las Vegas, where over 4000 guests gathered to witness the new show. The red carpet filled with press and photographers as Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono joined Olivia to watch this historic performance.
Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque Du Soleil, had these few words to share: “I love to have a good time, you know, and tonight is an emotional time for me because it’s the culmination of a dream that I shared with one of The Beatles, and today it’s coming true, so I’m very happy. George isn’t here tonight but seeing Olivia and The Beatles pay tribute to that dream touches me greatly.”
“It’s really rare that The Beatles would let their music be used – I think that’s a statement in itself as to the faith they have in Guy and his creative ability” Olivia told the press.
Applause erupted throughout the audience as the show concluded, and continued as Olivia, Paul, Ringo and Yoko stepped up on stage with the show director Dominic Champagne and music director, Sir George Martin.
And the crowd responded to Paul’s request for “just one special round of applause for John and George.”
The Premiere was followed by a huge Yellow Submarine themed party in the hotel which continued into the early hours of the morning.
You can find out more about the Gala Premiere here: