Elvis Joins The Cirque

CKX and Cirque du Soleil have disclosed details of their Elvis extravaganza in Las Vegas.

The show will have a permanent residence at MGM Mirage’s new CityCenter hotel-casino, to be built between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo.

The show is expected to start with the opening of the hotel in November 2009. A tour is planned for Europe and Asia but Vegas is the only North American location.

Although some details are still sketchy, CKX chairman Robert F.X. Sillerman said in May that this will not be “an Elvis impersonator show,” adding that whatever Cirque decides to do, it will be spectacular.