LAS VEGAS, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the celebration of BeLIEve's 7th anniversary as the number one best-selling magic production in Las Vegas, superstar magician, Criss Angel will unleash the future this spring at Luxor Hotel & Casino with his brand new creation MINDFREAK® LIVE!. The new immersive spectacle - based on the wildly successful touring version, which performed to sell-out houses across the country and was hailed as the "Magic Experience of a Lifetime" - will replace the critically acclaimed CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve.
"Thank you to all the Loyal fans who have made BeLIEve the best-selling magic show in Las Vegas since its opening in 2008," said Criss Angel. "It was an amazing 7-plus years, and I am so excited to bring MINDFREAK® LIVE! to my home at Luxor."
Based on Angel's breakout hit TV show, MINDFREAK, which smashed records and counted an audience of more than 100 million viewers in each of its six seasons on A&E, MINDFREAK® LIVE! will showcase 90-minutes of the most spectacular, original and revolutionary illusions ever performed on stage.
Nik Rytterstrom, general manager of Luxor, said, "For the past seven years Criss has been entertaining millions of fans with BeLIEve at Luxor. We look forward to unveiling his new groundbreaking show to our guests this summer."
With a cast that includes some of the world's most talented specialty artists, Angel will bring his vision to life with a blend of heart-stopping original illusions, state-of-the-art animated LED lighting and RGB laser explosions, LED virtual worlds, 3-D immersive effects, pyrotechnic landscapes, live musicians/DJ, and much more.
"Criss is a pioneering and visionary artist and together we created BeLIEve, a first-of-its-kind magic stage phenomenon, of which we are all tremendously proud," said Jerry Nadal, senior vice president, Cirque du Soleil. "When we first saw Criss' new production MINDFREAK® LIVE! on tour, we realized how much he has continued to push the envelope, and the show's unlimited potential for Criss' fan base and Las Vegas' international audience. We are very enthusiastic to continue our partnership with the biggest name in magic as Criss brings his latest unparalleled vision to life at Luxor."
MINDFREAK® LIVE! will begin in preview performances on May 11 and officially opens June 23. Tickets are on sale now and available by calling 702-262-4400 or visit cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Criss Angel MINDFREAK® LIVE! was Created and Directed by Criss Angel and Executive Produced by APWI and Cirque du Soleil.
MINDFREAK® LIVE! will perform Wednesday through Sunday at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Tickets start at $59.
CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve from Cirque du Soleil will end its run on April 17 after more than 3000 performances, thrilling more than 4 million guests since opening in October 2008.
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About Criss Angel
For more than a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of the most successful magic television series of all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK on A&E Network, to his countless critically acclaimed television specials and series, best-selling books, top-grossing retail products, music CDs and more, Criss is the most influential and imitated magician of the modern era.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever. Angel's most recent series, Criss Angel BeLIEve, premiered on Spike on October 15, 2013 as Spike TV's most-watched original series premiere in more than 18 months. In November 2013, Endemol, the world's largest independent production and distribution company, announced that it had acquired the international television distribution rights (outside of North America) to the series, and now the show is seen in over 100 countries worldwide.
Angel is also the most watched magician in Internet history—a YouTube sensation. His "Walk on Water" clip has generated over 60 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with six million followers.
For more information, visit CrissAngel.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @CrissAngel
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