LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most intriguing and impactful entertainers of all time, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, 2017.
"This is an exciting time for MGM Resorts as we add multiple GRAMMY Award-winner and international superstar Ricky Martin to our tremendous Park Theater and The Theater at MGM National Harbor entertainment lineup in 2017," said Bill Hornbuckle, president of MGM Resorts International. "Ricky is one of the most talented, high-energy performers in the world and we look forward to a long-term relationship with him as he brings his new shows to our two venues."
After performing in all seven continents over the last three years around the globe, Martin is well-known for his high-energy and thrilling performances that have captivated millions of people throughout the world.
Martin's one-of-a-kind show, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, promises to thrill audiences with non-stop entertainment. The dynamic show will be helmed by the legendary director Jamie King, who has directed over two dozen tours for superstars including Madonna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Rihanna and most recently wrote and directed the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay. King previously directed Ricky Martin's 2007 Black and White Tour, and 1999 Livin' La Vida Loca Tour. Martin's compelling repertoire includes his greatest and current hits and multiple costume changes, making it one of the most exciting events to come to Vegas, which will definitely leave you wanting more.
"I'm extremely excited to have my residency in Las Vegas; I have been thinking about it for years and to see it become a reality is just an unbelievable feeling. I've dedicated my entire life to the stage, and there is nothing I want more than to create the best show of my career and make it an unforgettable experience for each person that comes to see me at the incredible Park Theater at Monte Carlo. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to be able to share my culture through music while creating an exciting atmosphere where you have no choice but to have the best time, to dance and sing until we all forget our problems, to let go and be completely free...this new show will not be the exception. I'm inspired, and I can't wait to show you what we have in store," said Ricky Martin.
He will also perform May 5 and 6 at MGM Resorts' new live entertainment venue on the East Coast, The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Tickets ranging in price from $59.50 to $175, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. PST and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com/rickymartin. For more show and ticket information, visit rickymartinmusic.com. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available.
Ricky Martin fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. PST. M life Rewards loyalty members and TicketMaster customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. PST. All pre-sales will end Sunday, Nov. 20 at 10 p.m. PST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com.
The 2017 performance schedule is as follows:
Park Theater at Monte Carlo
April: 5, 7, 8, 11, 14 and 15
June: 23, 24, 27 and 29
July: 1 and 2
September: 12, 15, 16, 19, 22 and 23
The Theater at MGM National Harbor
May: 5 and 6
Park Theater will serve as the gateway to the already vibrant entertainment district along the renowned Las Vegas Strip, complementing the recently opened T-Mobile Arena, the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza and The Park. The new 5,200-seat entertainment venue, with its state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, will provide artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, Park Theater is specially designed with the ability to transform seamlessly for any occasion.
Park Theater is the first step in the recently announced reimagination of Monte Carlo. The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group's famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food & beverage offerings, highlighted by Eataly, a vibrant Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants interspersed with high-quality products from sustainable Italian and local producers.
MGM National Harbor, the $1.4 billion resort opening December 8 on the shore of the Potomac River in Maryland, will offer luxurious accommodations, an unrivaled culinary program and an unrivaled entertainment lineup in The Theater, which can accommodate 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and more than 4,000 for general admission shows.
For additional information and imagery for Park Theater at Monte Carlo and The Theater at MGM National Harbor, please visit newsroom.mgmresorts.com.
ABOUT RICKY MARTIN
Multiple GRAMMY winner Ricky Martin is one of the leading music figures of his generation. Beloved by fans worldwide for his instinctive understanding of rhythm and passion. He has released 15 albums in multiple languages, selling more than 85 million albums with 95 Platinum records and 40 Gold records worldwide. Martin has performed live in more than 100 countries to sold-out audiences. Since April, Martin has been traveling around the world with his ONE WORLD TOUR in support of his 10th studio album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar. Martin is also a global advocate for children. For more information, please visit rickymartinmusic.com or rickymartinfoundation.org.
ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE : MGM ) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls, and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE : MGP ), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE : LYV ) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo, and brings other world-famous artists to many of the city's other premiere concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
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