criss angel Archive

  • Criss Angel fires at Cirque’s ‘R.U.N’ as show closes

    Criss Angel fires at Cirque’s ‘R.U.N’ as show closes

    Of all the options being considered to replace “R.U.N” at Luxor, it’s safe to say a reunion of Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel is out. Angel, who was in partnership with Cirque in “Believe” and “Mindfreak Live” for more than a decade at the resort, says he forecast “R.U.N’s” struggles in his former theater.

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  • New ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ show coming to Las Vegas Strip

    New ‘Criss Angel Mindfreak’ show coming to Las Vegas Strip

    Criss Angel will make his oft-anticipated move to Planet Hollywood in time for the holidays. As an early gift, the hotel is renaming its showroom for him. The veteran Strip illusionist opens “Criss Angel Mindfreak” in Criss Angel Theater, formerly Planet Hollywood Showroom, beginning Dec. 19. Angel and Caesars Entertainment announced the move in a news release this morning. Angel’s impending move to Planet Hollywood was reported in this space in December.

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  • Criss Angel to close ‘Mindfreak Live’ in October

    Criss Angel to close ‘Mindfreak Live’ in October

    Goth-style magician Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Angel’s Luxor production, “Mindfreak Live!” will cease production in 10 months, on Oct. 28, ending a decade-long collaboration between Angel and Cirque.

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  • Criss Angel Returned Saturday Night

    Criss Angel Returned Saturday Night

    “MindFreak Live!” performances resumed Saturday at the Luxor, a day after the show was abruptly canceled after magician Criss Angel faltered during one of his signature acts. Angel was evaluated overnight at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center and released Saturday morning.

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  • Statement Regarding March 10 Incident at Mindfreak LIVE

    Statement Regarding March 10 Incident at Mindfreak LIVE

    During Friday evening’s performance, while attempting his famed upside down straitjacket escape while suspended by his feet, he lost consciousness. He was lowered to the stage and rushed to the hospital where he was evaluated and released early this morning. Criss Angel is in good condition, and will continue his performances of Mindfreak LIVE tonight.

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  • TMZ: Criss Angel Rushed to Hospital! [UPDATED]

    TMZ: Criss Angel Rushed to Hospital! [UPDATED]

    Criss Angel was rushed to a Vegas ER Friday after passing out during his straight jacket act. Eyewitnesses say the show was canceled 10 minutes into the opening act ... after Criss dangled upside down in a straight jacket and attempted to escape. After spinning in vain for about 2 minutes, he was quickly lowered down and the curtain closed onstage.

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  • Did Criss Angel miss the chance to move magic forward?

    Did Criss Angel miss the chance to move magic forward?

    Criss Angel certainly has the resources to deliver what he promised: “The most mind-blowing, revolutionary magic show ever to be performed live.” But rival magicians are asking if he has a different goal: to be magic’s ultimate cover band. Rick Thomas, who once had a show on the Strip, sends a letter to Angel.

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  • Review: ‘Mindfreak Live!’ is Criss Angel saying, ‘Watch me now!’

    Review: ‘Mindfreak Live!’ is Criss Angel saying, ‘Watch me now!’

    Criss Angel wants it. He wants it so badly. He wants to be the biggest, baddest, greatest magician in the history of recorded time, space and dimension. He wants that so bad he can feel it, and watching him impose his will on his audience at “Mindfreak Live!” at Luxor, you feel it, too.

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  • New Criss Angel Show Packed with Magic and Mood Swings

    New Criss Angel Show Packed with Magic and Mood Swings

    If you knew him for his TV show, then you came to see that guy. If you were browsing for a “magic show,” you probably picked David Copperfield or something cheaper, less loud and less leathery. So now comes a reboot of Angel’s Luxor showcase and it’s so scattered all over the place you’d think it came out on the bad end of his death saw.

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  • Criss Angel offers life lessons and levitations in new Luxor show

    Criss Angel offers life lessons and levitations in new Luxor show

    The original “Believe” was a beautiful Cirque fever dream, but its laughable storyline struggled to figure out what to do with the goth-rock magician that people expected to see from the “Mindfreak” TV series. “The biggest problem with the show was Criss Angel was in it,” he is able to say now. “If there was an unknown magician in there, it probably would still be running, because it was a good show.”

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  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak Live is ‘Ready to Go!’

    Criss Angel: Mindfreak Live is ‘Ready to Go!’

    After several years of defying death on his hit A&E series “Mindfreak,” master illusionist Criss Angel is now about to perform even more dangerous and mystifying stunts for the stage-show version he’s ready to launch at the Luxor.

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  • Mindfreak Live Delayed!

    Mindfreak Live Delayed!

    Wednesday’s start of previews for Criss Angel’s new “Mindfreak Live!” at the Luxor will require a little more time. Clark County fire and engineering officials are still pouring over the Luxor stage to ensure that all safety measures are in place before they issue permits to allow insurance coverage in place. Cirque du Soleil hopes that it will receive a sign-off this week to announce the new start of previews.

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  • BLOOMBERG: Criss Angel’s Magical $70 Million Profit Machine

    BLOOMBERG: Criss Angel’s Magical $70 Million Profit Machine

    Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, aka Criss Angel, the biggest name in Las Vegas magic, lives in the desert foothills 20 minutes from the Strip in a $22 million, 25,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate he calls Serenity. The 48-year-old illusionist, instantly recognizable to fans for his black eyeliner, spiky black hair, and heavy-metal jewelry, parks his Rolls-Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Murciélago, and Cadillac Escalade out front.

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  • Criss Angel sets ‘Mindfreak Live!’ cast

    Criss Angel sets ‘Mindfreak Live!’ cast

    The magic in Criss Angel’s new show on the Strip is to arrive from two performers: Angel himself and Chloe Crawford. This is the overarching message from the casting of Angel’s “Mindfreak Live!” at Luxor opening May 11. The new show supplants “Believe,” which is closing April 17. “Mindfreak Live!” is designed to carry Angel through the remainder of his contract with Cirque du Soleil at the hotel, which runs through October 2018.

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  • Chloe Crawford to co-star in ‘Mindfreak Live!’ at Luxor

    Chloe Crawford to co-star in ‘Mindfreak Live!’ at Luxor

    Criss Angel has made official what has been apparent since last fall: He plans to make Chloe Crawford a star in his magic universe. Crawford is to be a co-star in Angel’s “Mindfreak Live!” opening at the Luxor on May 11. A partnership with Cirque du Soleil, the show replaces “Believe,” which closes April 17 […]

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