Lionel Messi’s life story will likely be taken to the stage in 2019 after Cirque du Soleil confirmed they’ll produce a model new present impressed by the Barcelona ahead.
Cirque du Soleil, the reside efficiency firm that performs world wide, has beforehand based mostly exhibits on musical acts comparable to The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Argentine rock group Soda Stereo, however by no means earlier than on a soccer participant.
“The present will have a good time Messi’s legacy in Cirque du Soleil’s signature approach, highlighting the wealthy tradition that makes this sport the preferred worldwide,” the corporate introduced on Wednesday.
“The present will draw its inspiration from the unbelievable expertise and accomplishments of the soccer legend, who embodies the distinctive spirit and values of his sport.”
Argentina worldwide Messi introduced the partnership in a video on Cirque du Soleil’s YouTube channel.
“It feels each loopy and unbelievable that Cirque du Soleil will create a present based mostly on my life, my ardour, my sport,” he stated.
“Cirque du Soleil is a household favorite of ours. I’ve little doubt this present will amaze folks as their exhibits at all times do.”
After beginning out as a circus act with road performers over 30 years in the past, Cirque du Soleil has gone on to develop into one of many world’s main theatrical producers and boast productions in near 450 cities in 60 nations.
The spectacle by the Montreal-based firm will journey the globe – there are Cirque du Soleil exhibits in cities starting from Las Vegas and Tokyo to London and New York Metropolis.
Their productions normally characteristic daring high-wire and acrobatic stunts, in addition to extravagant costumes and musical performances.
Precise particulars of the present will likely be confirmed at a later date, as will info on the tour stops which will be anticipated world wide.
Messi joined Barcelona as a 13-year-old, with the Catalan membership luring him from Argentina with the promise of paying to assist deal with a progress hormone dysfunction.
He has since gone on to develop into the membership’s most adorned participant, profitable over 30 trophies, in addition to being named the World Participant of the Yr on 5 events.
Now 31 and Barca’s all-time high aim scorer with 563 objectives, he’s closing on his 650th look for the membership, with solely Xavi Hernandez (767) and Andres Iniesta (674) having made extra.
The captain of the Argentina nationwide staff can be placing his title to a theme park in China, which is because of open in 2020.