Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return to Rio Rancho, N.M. in 2022 with its high-energy and high-acrobatic production OVO. For six performances from March 3rd, 2022 through March 6th, 2022, audiences are invited at the Rio Rancho Events Center to dive into the eccentric, colorful world of OVO – a dynamic, immersive ecosystem inhabited by an acrobatic colony of insects.
“Intermission is over,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. “More than ever, we need the shared connection that live entertainment brings. Travelling to invoke the imagination, provoke the senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world has always been the core mission of Cirque du Soleil; to be able to do it all over again with OVO sparks an indescribable feeling of pride in all our artists and employees.”
Since June, Cirque du Soleil has been delighting audiences again in Las Vegas with the reopening of its resident productions Mystère, “O”, The Beatles LOVE and Michael Jackson ONE. The return of OVO will mark the relaunch of global arena touring operations for the company, following its Big Top productions Alegría in Houston (November 2021), LUZIA in London (January 2022) and KOOZA in Punta Cana (January 2022).
An exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, OVO is a colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement. Through show-stopping acrobatics highlighting the unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy.
From mighty crickets bouncing off trampolines to a hypnotic spider contorting inside her web, OVO exudes extraordinary showmanship to tickle the imagination. Funny and chaotic, yet adorable and wonderful, OVO charms our inner child with its sweet exuberance.
Comprised of 52 performers from over 15 countries, the cast of OVO (“egg” in Portuguese) brings to the stage 10 high-level acrobatic acts redefining the limits of the human body. Since its opening in Montreal in 2009, OVO has thrilled more than 7 million people in 155 cities in 26 different countries.
Starting today, tickets for Rio Rancho performances of OVO are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members. For free and easy subscription, visit cirqueclub.com. General on-sale starts on December 3rd, 2021 at cirquedusoleil.com/ovo
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in live entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to more than 200 million spectators in more than 450 cities in over 60 countries on six continents. Cirque du Soleil is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com.
November 26, 2021 – GRAMMY® nominated, multiple American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and Dove Award-winning band MercyMe has announced dates for their spring 2022 Inhale (Exhale) Tour. A continuation of their fall Inhale (Exhale) Tour, they will hit 36 cities across the U.S. The first four dates are rescheduled shows due to MercyMe postponing the final
shows of the fall tour due to COVID, and will be opened by Michah Tyler and Sam Wesley. Rend Collective and Andrew Ripp will open the remaining shows.
For ticket information on all MercyMe tour dates, please visit www.mercyme.org.
MercyMe Spring 2022 inhale (exhale) Tour :
February 16 – Nashville, TN*
February 17 – Cincinnati, OH*
February 18 -Pittsburgh, PA*
February 22 – Indianapolis, IN*
February 24 – Savannah, GA
February 25 – Orlando, FL
February 26 – Estero, FL
February 27 – Sunrise, FL
March 3 – New Orleans, LA
March 4 – Mobile, AL
March 5 – Bossier City, LA
March 10 – Charlottesville, VA
March 11 – Knoxville, TN
March 12 – Fairfax, VA
March 13 – Greensboro, NC
March 24 – Rio Rancho, NM
March 25 – Phoenix, AZ
March 26 – Anaheim, CA
March 27 – Fresno, CA
March 31 – Stockton, CA
April 1 – San Jose, CA
April 2 – San Diego, CA
April 3 – Ontario, CA
April 7 – Portland, OR
April 8 – Kennewick, WA
April 9 – Everett, WA
April 10 – Spokane, WA
April 21 – Duluth, MN
April 22 – Fargo, ND
April 23 – Minneapolis, MN
April 24 – Cedar Rapids, IA
April 28 – Sioux Falls, SD
April 29 – Omaha, NE
April 30 – Des Moines, IA
May 1 – Madison, WI
May 7 – Houston, TX
*featuring Michah Tyler and Sam Wesley
WHAT: The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly re-imagined Spread Game tour to over 150 cities in 2021 starting on July 21st. The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show. Part street ball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game.
The Spread Game Tour introduces new premium fan experiences with unprecedented access and interaction, including celebrity court passes, meet and greets with players, and in select markets, the #SQUADZONE, where fans have the opportunity to feel like part of the show.
WHO: For over 95 years, the Harlem Globetrotters organization has been committed to spreading joy through their artful athleticism and unparalleled basketball skill. The Globetrotters have always been global ambassadors of goodwill. The re-imagined team is even more committed to bringing their voice to social justice conversations while inviting communities all over the U.S. to come together and recognize the power of our commonalities and celebrate our differences. The Globetrotters’ mission, to spread game and bring family entertainment to the world, continues to drive them today.
WHEN: Friday, April 15 2022
WHERE: Rio Rancho Events Center
TICKET INFORMATION: Harlem Globetrotters fans can get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the general public during pre-sale by signing up to become a Preferred Customer at HarlemGlobetrotters.com. Preferred customers receive exclusive access to the pre-sale offer code.
To order tickets online: www.harlemglobetrotters.com
ABOUT THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission to spread game and bring entertainment to the world continues to drive them today. The Globetrotters are innovators of the game who popularized the jump shot, slam dunk, and invented the half-court hook shot. For nearly a century, the Globetrotters have exhibited Black excellence on and off the court, entertaining, inspiring, and advancing the racial progress of today. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.