Trois-Rivières, November 26, 2018 - The entire Corporation des Évènements de Trois-Rivières team is pleased to officially announce the presentation, during the summer of 2019, of the fifth show of the Cirque du Soleil Tribute Series. This show, created and produced by 45 DEGREES, Cirque du Soleil's events and special projects division, will pay tribute to the famous Quebec band, critically acclaimed and loved by the public, the Cowboys Fringants, who have rocked the French-speaking world for two decades.
"Year after year, through our Tribute Series, we have created an exclusive summer gathering in Trois-Rivières. For the fifth edition, we are committed to continuing to surprise the public with an inspiring and daring show, pushing our creativity ever further. The work of the Cowboys Fringants, unifying and authentic, lends itself perfectly. » Explains Yasmine Khalil, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Production and President of 45 DEGREES.
Indeed, Cowboys Fringants have a rich 15-album discography and a rare longevity of more than 20 years. They play in sold-out venues in each of their tour, crisscrossing Quebec and French-speaking Europe. Their voices resonated with a faithful public, each time more numerous. They are the symbols of Quebec today, marked in their roots, generous and festive, at the crossroads of various currents, and far from fashions.
Also faithful to his team, Daniel Fortin, Creative Vice President for Cirque du Soleil, will again put his trust in Jean-Guy Legault for the staging, and Jean-Phi Goncalves for the musical direction and arrangements.
« We are delighted and honored to be the next artists of the Tribute Series by Cirque du Soleil, after big names in the Quebec music scene like Beau Dommage, Robert Charlebois, Luc Plamondon and Les Colocs. We are looking forward to discover this new show and we are excited to see you next summer in Trois-Rivières! » Says Jean-François Pauzé Cowboys Fringants, co-founder.
"For the past five years, Cirque du Soleil's Tribute Series has been the foundation of the Cogeco Amphitheatre summer program. This is an event, a tradition deeply rooted in the hearts of Quebecers. The Cowboys Fringants had and still have a strong impact on the Quebec music scene. We are confident for this fifth instalment to delight a new clientele who loves Quebec music while retaining our loyal clientele of the Tribute Series. It was important for our team to continue to renew with this flagship series." Says Roger Picard, president of the Corporation des Évènements.
Created and produced by 45 DEGREES, Cirque du Soleil's Events and Special Projects Division.
Under the executive production of Yasmine Khalil and the creative direction of Daniel Fortin.
o Jean-Guy Legault - Director
o Jean-Phi Goncalves - Music Director and Arrangements
o Emilie Therrien - Acrobatic Performance Designer and Acrobatic Choreographer
o Yves St-Pierre - Assistant director
o Simon Guilbault - Scenographer
o Alain Jenkins - Accessories Designer
o Florence Cornet - Makeup Designer
o Eric Champoux - Lighting Designer
o Sébastien Dionne - Costume Designer
The Cowboys Fringants – Tribute Series by the Cirque du Soleil will be presented at the Cogeco Amphitheatre starting on July 17, 2019. Tickets, starting at $49 (taxes not included), will be on sale on Friday, November 30 at 11am at www.amphitheatrecogeco and at the J.-Antonio-Thompson box office at 819 380-9797 or 1-866 416-9797.