On Wednesday, September 17, the beat dropped and water soared when world-renowned DJ/producer Tiesto brought the iconic Fountains of Bellagio to life with a never-before-heard medley of three songs off his new album, A Town Called Paradise. “Footprints,” “Rocky” and “Red Lights” serve as the soundtrack to the newest show choreographed by WET, the original fountain creators.
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“Las Vegas is like my second home and I’m excited to leave a permanent mark on the city I love,” said Tiesto. “The Fountains of Bellagio bring my songs to life in a new and dynamic way that I can’t wait for my fans to experience.”
The medley is the first compilation created specifically for the Fountains of Bellagio and the only show set to electronic dance music. This is also the first time a composer has collaborated with WET on show choreography for the Bellagio Fountains.
Randy Morton, President and COO of Bellagio, said, “We’re thrilled to have Tiesto contribute his talent to our very special Fountains. The collaboration of these two Las Vegas icons will introduce Bellagio to an entirely new audience.”
The show was taken from inception to completion by Peter Kopik, Executive Designer & Director of Choreography at WET, with Tiesto and Kopik spending time at the company’s California studio as well as on site programming at Bellagio. The mix includes elements exclusively added for the Fountains show and is a spectacle that will appeal to all.
Kopik said, “It was a new challenge to translate Tiesto’s fast-paced beats in to Fountain choreography. Instead of starting off slow as the other shows do, this performance begins with an explosive burst from the Fountains, bringing a new energy to the show.”
Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains of Bellagio is complimentary with daily performances that rotate more than 30 songs. The schedule is:
- Every 30 minutes: Monday – Friday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Saturday and holidays, noon – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Every 15 minutes: Daily, 8 p.m. – midnight
- Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights. Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family. Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, BottegaVeneta, Hermes and OMEGA. A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience. Bellagio is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit bellagio.com.
TIESTO is one of the most recognizable forces in the genre. He’s received the adoration of millions worldwide, garnered Grammy Award nominations, opened the 2004 Olympic Games, been named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the “#1” DJ by Rolling Stone, partnered with Guess and AKG for his own brands, headlined festivals worldwide including Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival, launched the “Club Life” channel on SiriusXM and holds an acclaimed residency at Hakkasan and Wet Republic in Las Vegas. His new studio album, A Town Called Paradise, was released in June 2014 and features the smash Gold singles “Red Lights” and “Wasted” and the new single “Light Years Away.”
Since its inception in 1983, WET has created more than 220 water features in more than 20 countries on five continents. Holding more than 100 patents and employing more than 200 designers, engineers, architects, scientists, animators and choreographers, WET designs and manufactures all elements of its features in-house within its 50,000 square foot research center, 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 8,000 square foot design studio, all housed at its campus in the Burbank/Sun Valley region of Los Angeles, California. Named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies” in 2010, WET has received numerous design and business awards, and has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and CBS Sunday Morning. In addition to the Fountains of Bellagio, WET projects include The Dubai Fountain (world’s largest fountain), the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Cauldron, Efteling in The Netherlands, and Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information please visit www.wetdesign.com.