Skrillex Pairs with Cirque du Soleil for Las Vegas Club Residency
Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso also sign deals with new dance spot
By STEVE BALTIN
Cirque du Soleil has staged its acrobatic spectacles to the music of the Beatles, Elvis and other rock legends. Now the famed performance troupe is entering the electronic dance music world with LIGHT, a new club that will open at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on April 26th.
As is typical with the Vegas scene, the club has signed residency deals with several big-name DJs, the biggest of whom is Skrillex. The dubstep star tells Rolling Stone that he is hoping to create a unique environment in the new dance spot (which has yet to announce start dates for each artist residency).
“The LIGHT Skrillex show is gonna be only in Vegas,” he says. “I want it be distinct to the LIGHT club because the configuration is so customizable, it’s fucking crazy. That’s the thing about the club, too: they can do anything, so it’s how you maximize the dynamic of a great show with all their fucking bells and whistles and all of their budgets and resources to do anything.”