In 2019, Cirque du Soleil will bring us a show that for the first time will celebrate a world soccer star: Leo Messi!
Who says that art and soccer cannot go hand in hand? On October 9, Cirque du Soleil published on its website a statement announcing its new international tour, which will be launched in 2019. The best: this show will be inspired in the life of Argentine soccer player Leo Messi! It still has no date, nor are the tour stops established. However, if you are a fan of 10 FC Barcelona, this will be a show that you cannot miss.
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According to the same statement, "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." Then, it points out that "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."
That same day, Leo Messi published on his Instagram a video in which he is wearing a white shirt with the logo of the Cirque du Soleil and in which he is playing with a red clown nose. He also uploaded a photo whose description explains how honored he feels "to announce my partnership with @CirqueduSoleil for the creation of a brand-new show in 2019 based on my life and the passion for football."
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In a video published on YouTube on October 10, Leo Messi talks a little bit more about the show that next year will bring us Cirque du Soleil together with PopArt Music and Sony Music Entertainment. In the same, the captain of the Argentine National Team talk about his thoughts on this show that will celebrate his career as a soccer player.
"It was very exciting because I knew what the Circus meant, and to think about being able to do and show something of mine was something incredible. I have no doubt that it will surprise because I have seen the things they do, they are wonderful. I'm very happy," said Messi.
#MessiCirque 2019! "Estamos emocionados de anunciar nuestra sociedad con la leyenda del fútbol #LeoMessi para la creación de un nuevo show a ser estrenado en 2019, basado en su vida, su pasión y su deporte..." https://t.co/jraj214iWJ pic.twitter.com/UhcEObc8GL— Cirque Nation (@CirqueNation) 10 de octubre de 2018
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After the announcement of this show that will combine art and soccer, the response of the fans was immediate. With the hashtag #MessiCirque, many fans of the Argentine striker have shown their emotion and pride in this show. "Who else could be chosen to make a show about him in the best circus in the world," wrote one Twitter user. On the other hand, another one even declared that "No show compares to see you play soccer".
Quién más podría ser el elegido para que hicieran una presentación sobre él en el mejor circo del mundo.— Angélica Silva (@Angelik_Silva21) 11 de octubre de 2018
“Me siento honrado de anunciar la creación de un nuevo show del Cirque du Soleil durante el 2019, basado en la historia de mi vida y la pasión para el fútbol”.#MessiCirque
According to the Cirque du Soleil, Messi is a player "who embodies the unique spirit and values of his sport." Hence, this show that is inspired by the achievements of one of the greatest legends of soccer, who was chosen as the Best Player of the 2014 World Cup Brazil. In 2018, the Argentine striker again appears in the list of players to win the Golden Ball that will be delivered on December 3.
In the same release of the best circus in the world, the co-founder of PopArt Music said: "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 of the artists of Sony Music."
For him, this will be a show that will undoubtedly break all records, "in the same way that Messi does in football." For his part, the President and CEO of Sony Music Latin Iberia, who will direct the music of the artists, said that this is a show that fans of soccer and Messi can enjoy, as well as art lovers around the world.
Soon, the Cirque du Soleil will publish the tour stops and dates, so be patient and do not forget to pay attention to this. Here you can find more information about this show that will celebrate a soccer figure for the first time.
A few days ago, Cirque du Soleil came to Colombia, where it will present its most recent show: "Amaluna". This will take place from October 25 to December 16. Are you ready?
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Translated from "La vida de Messi: el nuevo espectáculo del Circo del Sol"
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