EXCLUSIVE: Watch Tiesto's Music Come to Life With Dancing Fountains
By Sophie Schillaci
If you've walked down the Las Vegas strip in the last decade, you've probably seen the iconic Fountains of Bellagio – but you've never seen them like this.
EDM superstar Tiesto is unveiling on Wednesday a never-before-heard medley of three songs off his new album set to a brand-new choreographed Fountain routine. See an exclusive sneak peek in ETonline's video above, while more footage will appear on next week's episode of Tiesto's Inside the Booth series.
The one-of-a-kind collaboration marks the first time ever that an artist has teamed up with Fountain creators WET Design on a show, and it's the only time that this spectacle has ever been set to electronic dance music. The dazzling display has previously been set to classic tunes including "Luck Be a Lady," "Viva Las Vegas," "Your Song" and "My Heart Will Go On," among approximately 30 others.
"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 features "Footprints," "Rocky" and "Red Lights" off Tiesto's latest album, A Town Called Paradise. The fast-pasted music created new challenges for the show’s choreographers.
"Instead of starting off slow as other shows do, this performance begins with an explosive burst from the Fountains, bringing a new energy to the show," said Peter Kopik, executive designer and director of choreography for WET, who worked closely with the DJ on the programming.
Tiesto currently holds a Las Vegas residency at the MGM's Hakkasan and Wet Republic – but you can rave along with his Fountain show for free beginning Wednesday.