Welcome to the Criss Angel news section of the site! This page is constantly updated with the latest Criss Angel news, articles, events, shows, sightings, and more. LY is not meant to be an official source of Criss Angel news, but accuracy and timely updates is the goal. Always visit CRISSANGEL.COM for the latest official news and information about Criss Angel!
UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS:
Criss Angel has announced several projects to be released this year, including a documentary called "1095", a "Mindfreak" movie, a new RAW tour (announced), and a new TV project (announced)! These projects will be listed here as more details are released!
April 30, 2019
Criss Angel is going on tour! Check out the latest Criss Angel RAW tour dates for May, June, and July 2019 and purchase tickets HERE!
Back on TV: Criss Angel will guest-star in the pilot for NBC's show "Like Magic." An air date has yet to be announced.
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-- War of words: Cirque du Soleil has announced its replacement show at Luxor for Criss Angel #MindfreakLIVE titled "R.U.N", billed as "the dawn of a new era" for the company and the show being an immersive, live action thriller with no acrobatics, a departure from Cirque's typical show style. Criss Angel was not impressed, and took to social media to exclaim that the "immersive" aspect has already been done in his show, #Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood. A war of words soon erupted on Criss Angel's Instagram post between Cirque's R.U.N account and Criss Angel himself. It remains to be seen just how "immersive" R.U.N will be and if any comparisons can be drawn between the Cirque show and what Criss has already done in his #Mindfreak show. Stay tuned ;) Sources: Criss Angel fires a shot at Cirque as ‘R.U.N’ is announced
| Cirque du Soleil drops acrobatics in new Vegas 'live-action thriller' show
| Robert Rodriguez Teams With Cirque du Soleil for Stunt-Centered Vegas Show
April 22, 2019
-- A new article about Criss Angel's forthcoming shoulder surgery and information about the doctor who treats him: Dr. Neal ElAttrache treats magician Criss Angel's rotator cuff tear — 4 things to know
April 17-19, 2019
-- Beginning on Wednesday April 17, fans noticed that 9:30PM performances of Mindfreak were no longer available on TicketMaster. Criss made an official announcement on Friday that all 9:30PM performances of Mindfreak were being cancelled as he was preparing to undergo shoulder surgery in early 2020. You can read his social media announcement HERE
and the LVRJ article HERE.
April 8, 2019
-- Criss Angel announced today
that Criss Angel #RAW will be performing an exclusive set of shows on Broadway in New York City at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! The shows will go on sale Friday April 12 and will take place July 2-7 2019. Be sure to get your tickets when they go on sale - you won't want to miss it!! Go to the LIVE
page (#RAW section) for dates, times, and links to purchase tickets!
April 6, 2019
-- Criss Angel appeared backstage at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards for interviews and photos - check out a few photos in the photo gallery!
April 5, 2019
-- Criss Angel and Variety announced today that Criss will be guest-starring in a new NBC Pilot "Like Magic" scheduled to debut this fall. Criss will play the role of Trent, the leader of the Ministry of Magic. Exciting news! Read the Variety article: Criss Angel to Guest Star in NBC Pilot ‘Like Magic’ (EXCLUSIVE)
March 15, 2019
-- Criss Angel attended Tery Fator's 10th Anniversary Show celebration at the Mirage! Check out photos from the event in the photo gallery!
Several Criss Angel RAW tour dates have been announced over the past week and are now on sale to the public! Check them out on the LIVE page
and purchase your tickets to see Criss do what he does best live on stage in YOUR city -- tickets are going FAST and will sell out!
March 5, 2019
-- Criss Angel announced on his social media platforms that he is going on tour! Criss Angel RAW will be touring in 10 cities in May-June 2019. Dates in IL and Canada have been announced, with more to come! Check out the LIVE
page and follow LY on social media for all the latest tour dates and information!
March 1, 2019
-- Criss is on the cover of the March 2019 issue of Vanish magazine! The magazine lists the winners of the Vanish Magazine Awards which includes Criss' "Greatest Of All Time (GOAT)" award, in addition to several reviews and praise for Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood. Check out scans of the cover + article in the photo gallery
, and to download a digital or hard copy of the magazine, visit the Vanish web site!
February 27, 2019
-- Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada announced on their social media pages that Criss Angel and his family would be participating in this year's Walk for Wishes, to be held at Town Square Las Vegas on Saturday, March 9. Click HERE
to see an exclusive video from Criss Angel discussing this event!
February 22, 2019
-- Criss Angel received an unprecedented award from Vanish magazine after tonight's Mindfreak show at Planet Hollywood! The award, called the "Greatest Of All Time", was presented to Criss for "his incomparable accomplishments and his extraordinary milestones which have advanced the art of magic." Congratulations Criss on receiving this amazing recognition!!
February 21, 2019
-- Alex Belfield of Celebrity Radio has released his interview with Criss Angel, where Criss discusses his new show Mindfreak as well as several exciting projects slated for release this year, including the following (in no particular order):
+ New TV project
+ 1095 documentary release
+ New RAW tour
+ New York project
+ New Movie Project
+ Mindfreak improvements
Watch the interview on YouTube here!
These projects will be tracked right here on Loyally Yours and announced as Criss announces them. It's going to be an exciting #magical year!!
February 14, 2019
-- Alex Belfield of Celebrity Radio - always a favorite for Criss Angel interviews! - released a fantastic backstage look at the Criss Angel Mindfreak theater at Planet Hollywood. Check out the exclusive tour HERE
with a full interview coming soon!
January 23, 2019
-- Criss Angel announced on social media today (Twitter
) that his second son, Xristos Yanni, was born on January 22 at 5:03 PM. Xristos is healthy and happy!! Congratulations to Criss and Shaunyl on the #magical new addition to the family!! The Las Vegas Review Journal covered the story, read about the happy news here: Criss Angel, Las Vegas Strip performer, welcomes second child
January 22, 2019
-- Excellent new Criss Angel article from Inc.com -- Magician Criss Angel Has a Clear Message For Every Serious Entrepreneur: Want to really push yourself? Find a higher purpose.
January 19, 2019
-- Criss Angel #Mindfreak premiered in style at Planet Hollywood Resort Casino with a red carpet gala filled with celebrities, friends, and family, including Gary Oldman, Lance Burton, Flavor Flav, Carrot Top, and many more!! In addition, Criss Angel's son Johnny Crisstopher and significant other Shaunyl joined Criss on the carpet for photos. The premiere show was a huge success, followed by a VIP after party. Check out photos from the event in the photo gallery, and read these exclusive articles about the premiere!! Congratulations, Criss Angel, on a hugely successful event!! Welcome home!!
LVRJ Review: Criss Angel swings the club in new ‘Mindfreak’ on Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Sun Review: Criss Angel begins the next stage of his career with ‘Mindfreak’ grand opening at Planet Hollywood
News Release: Criss Angel Premieres All-New Headlining Show, Mindfreak®, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Saturday Jan. 19
January 14, 2019
-- Criss Angel is featured on the cover of the January 13, 2019 issue of Las Vegas magazine! Check out scans of the article in the photo gallery!
January 7-8, 2019
-- CNBC released an announcement about their special episode of The Profit: High Stakes, an hour-long Vegas special featuring a segment with Criss Angel. The episode airs on Tuesday January 8 at 10PM ET / 7PM PT - don't miss it! CNBC PRESENTS A ONE-HOUR ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY 'THE PROFIT: HIGH STAKES' ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 AT 10PM ET/PT
Here an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek with Criss Angel: Behind the Curtain, a Las Vegas Illusionist Shares a Personal Story on 'The Profit: High Stakes'
January 3, 2019
-- Business Wire announced today in a press release that Criss Angel is using HYPERVSN's 3D holographic effects for use in his Mindfreak show! Read the press release here: World-Renowned Illusionist Criss Angel Introduces HYPERVSN's 3D Holographic Effect for All New, Technology-Driven MINDFREAK® Show in Las Vegas
December 31, 2018
-- Criss Angel 'appeared' on CNN's New Years Eve coverage live from Las Vegas and performed an illusion with Gary Oldman! A #magical way to start the new year!! #HappyNewYear
December 29, 2018
-- Today is an exciting day! Criss Angel's son Johnny Crisstopher has officially completed chemotherapy treatments and is considered to be cancer free! Criss celebrated by turning his home into a carnival and threw the biggest superhero party ever where family and friends dressed in superhero costumes. Criss Angel HELP's social media accounts posted a few photos, which you can see in the photo gallery! Congrats Johnny, you did it! May you live a long, healthy, cancer free life from this day forward!
December 26, 2018
-- Criss Angel MINDFREAK officially begins preview performances! Check out the Mindfreak page
for all the latest news regarding the show!!
December 19, 2018
-- Happy Birthday Criss Angel!!! Hope you have an amazing day!
Great new article as #Mindfreak is getting ready to hit the stage in 1 week! Magician Criss Angel’s positivity becomes his legendary career
December 13-14, 2018
-- DELAY announced: Criss Angel #Mindfreak's opening has been delayed by 1 week, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. The show was expected to begin preview performances on December 19; shows will now begin 1 week later on December 26. Read more: Criss Angel delays ‘Mindfreak’ opening at Planet Hollywood
In addition to this announcement, here are some new articles about the forthcoming show from Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas magazine: Criss Angel prepares to fire up his new Planet Hollywood production Criss Angel has a whole new bag of tricks
December 10-11, 2018
-- Criss Angel has directed a new music video for his upcoming 'Mindfreak' show featuring the track "Basic Needs" performed by Jonathan Davis from Korn. The song / video will be used to introduce audiences to Criss Angel's alter ego, Xristos. Read more: Revolver Mag - Watch Magician Criss Angel Torment Korn's Jonathan Davis in New 'Mindfreak' VideoVariety - Criss Angel Directs Korn’s Jonathan Davis in Video for New ‘Mindfreak’ Show (EXCLUSIVE)
December 5, 2018
-- The clock is ticking towards the opening of Criss Angel Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood! Just a few weeks to go - read the latest! Criss Angel says new Las Vegas show is ‘overwhelming’
November 21, 2018
-- The newest episode of PodKats! features an interview with Criss Angel - check it out here! PodKats Episode 6: Criss Angel, Frankie Scinta and more — PODCAST
October 28-30, 2018
-- Tonight marks the final performance ever of Criss Angel #MindfreakLIVE!! Congrats Criss and the entire cast for 10 amazing years of performances!! Johnny Kats interviewed Criss the evening of the final show - read it here: Criss Angel looks back on time at Luxor as final show nears
October 25, 2018
-- Don't miss Criss Angel RAW at Foxwoos in November! From the CT Post: ‘Criss Angel RAW: The Mindfreak Unplugged’ at Foxwoods
October 24, 2018
-- From KTNV -- John Katsilometes talks about Lady Antebellum Residency, Criss Angel's show closing and Britney; see the interview here! KTNV Interview
October 11, 2018
-- From the Hellenic News of America -- World’s Best Magician Criss Angel is Proud to be Greek American!
September 17, 2018
-- Criss Angel announced via his Twitter
accounts that he is expecting his second child with Shaunyl Benson, the mother of his son Johnny Crisstopher -- read the LVRJ story: Criss Angel, Shaunyl Benson expecting second child
Congratulations and best wishes to the #MagicalFamily!!
September 14, 2018
-- Criss Angel attended the 5th Annual Tyler Robinson Foundation Gala at Caesars Palace and donated over $100,000 to the cause to #HELP #SlayCancerWithDragons! Criss Angel walked the red carpet and attended the event in style - check out photos from the gala in the photo gallery!
Article: Imagine Dragons raises a record $2 million at Las Vegas gala
September 11, 2018
-- Criss Angel is featured in the September 2018 issue of Strip LV magazine - check out a scan in the Photo Gallery
August 29, 2018
-- On this day, Michael Jackson would have turned 60 years old. To celebrate, Cirque du Soleil threw a birthday celebration at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (also the home of Cirque's MJ One show). There was a red carpet full of celebrity guests, and Criss Angel made an appearance! Check out photos in the photo gallery!
July 31, 2018
-- NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!
Criss Angel announced today
that a brand new show, Criss Angel MINDFREAK
, will debut at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino on his birthday, December 19, 2018. The show will be a brand new "immersive evolution of magic", with more than 75 illusions in a 90 minute performance - more magic on stage, by far, than any other magic show on the planet! Soon, all the details about Criss Angel MINDFREAK will be added to the "LIVE" page, but for now, here is the most important piece of information: tickets go on sale TOMORROW (Wednesday August 1)! Use code "LOYALS" on TicketMaster to reserve your tickets starting December 19! Performances will run Wednesday - Sunday at 7PM. The first few weeks are expected to be "soft/preview" performances, with a premiere expected in early 2019.
Congratulations, Criss, on another magical adventure - the #MagicRevolution continues, better than ever before!
Read the official announcement on Criss Angel's web site: CRISS ANGEL UNVEILS BRAND NEW MINDFREAK®, AN IMMERSIVE EVOLUTION OF MAGIC, OPENING DEC. 2018 AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
July 25, 2018
-- From the Las Vegas Sun: Another big magical honor for Criss Angel, who’s ready for the next chapter of his career
July 7, 2018
-- The 2018 IBM Convention was held on July 4-7 in Grand Rapids, MI, and Criss Angel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award
. Due to Criss' performances at the Luxor, he could not receive the recognition in person at the Convension; instead, he was live streamed from the Luxor during the presentation. Criss Angel is the youngest magician to receive the reward, and 1 out of only 6 magicians in 100 years to receive the honor! Congratulations Criss!!!
June 20, 2018
-- In one week, Criss Angel's mindblowing #Vegas show #MindfreakLIVE comes to Foxwoods! Check out the LIVE
page and get your tickets before they disappear! Article: Criss Angel’s Mindfreak stage show returns to Foxwoods
June 19, 2018
-- From the Las Vegas Review Journal: Felix Rappaport’s impact still felt on the Las Vegas Strip
June 18, 2018
-- Very sad news today :( Felix Rappaport, a man instrumental in furthering Criss Angel's career at the Luxor Hotel and Casino and Foxwoods Resort Casino, passed away unexpectedly today. He was 65 years old. Read the official statement here: Foxwoods Resort Casino Announces Passing Of President And CEO Felix Rappaport
May 28, 2018
-- Criss Angel attended the opening Stanley Cup Finals game at the T-Mobile Arena and cranked the siren to start the game! This was shown briefly on TV! Check out a recap here! Vegas Puts on Spectacular Show to Open Stanley Cup Finals
May 22, 2018
-- Criss Angel is returning to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut! Read more about Foxwoods' exciting summer lineup from the Ledyard Patch: Foxwoods Unveils June Entertainment Slate - A mind-bending illusionist and a country legend are set to light up Foxwoods in June
May 1-2, 2018
-- The Criss Angel #RAW tour is in full swing this week! Check out this AWESOME review from the Valley Ledger about Criss Angel's #RAW performance the Sands Bethlehem Events Center!
Criss Angel: Raw – The Mindfreak Unplugged @ The Sands Bethlehem Event Center | Review By: Janel Spiegel
Also check out this write-up from the Press of Atlantic City!
Criss Angel gives fans an 'unplugged' look at Mindfreak in his new tour
April 30, 2018
-- From the Philly Voice about Criss Angel #RAW! Criss Angel in AC: prepare for a mind-blowing experience
April 25, 2018
-- From The Times-Tribute about Criss Angel #RAW! Illusionist Criss Angel has magic eye on NEPA
April 10, 2018
-- Criss Angel participated in a youth summit for opioid awareness, talked to hundreds of Clark County students. Read more about the event: Criss Angel, Ryan Leaf join valley students in summit on opioids
April 2, 2018
-- From The Digital Journal: Criss Angel to bring 'RAW — The Mindfreak Unplugged' to New York
March 15, 2018
-- Over the past 2 weeks, #RAW tour dates have been announced and have gone on sale to the public! There are 6 total dates, 2 in PA, 2 in NJ, and 2 in NY! Check out the LIVE page for all of the information and to purchase tickets to the shows!
March 12, 2018
-- Criss Angel attended Terry Fator's 9th Show Anniversary celebration at the Mirage - check out an exclusive photo of Terry Fator, singer Matt Goss, and Criss in the photo gallery, courtesy of VegasNews.com - read more here: Matt Goss and Criss Angel Attend Terry Fator’s 9th Anniversary at The Mirage
March 10, 2018
-- Criss Angel attended the Walk for Wishes event at Town Square Las Vegas, and took part in the "Lemon Challenge" and also surprised the crowd with a donation of $100,000! Read more about the event: More than 3,000 celebrate Walk for Wishes in Las Vegas
March 9, 2018
-- Criss Angel #MindfreakLIVE is returning to Foxwoods Resort Casino for exclusive shows in June/July 2018! Check out the LIVE page for more info and to purchase tickets!
March 2, 2018
-- News outlets have started reporting that Criss Angel #RAW is going on tour in May, with one of the stops in Wilkes-Barre PA at the FM Kirby Event Center! Read more here: Magician Criss Angel bringing ‘RAW’ performance to F.M. Kirby Center
February 10, 2018
-- Criss Angel attended the first annual Construction vs. Cancer event in Symphony Park, and was awarded the Compassionate Heart Award by the American Cancer Society! Watch a video from Fox5 about the event here!
February 7, 2018
-- The International Brotherhood of Magicians, IBM, announced today that Criss Angel will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 IBM Convention, which will held July 4-7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read the exclusive press release HERE!
February 4, 2018
-- Criss Angel announced on social media
today that the International Brotherhood of Magicians, IBM, voted unanimously to award Criss with their Lifetime Achievement Award. This award has only been given out 5 times in the past 100 years, and only 1 of the recipients were magic legends. What an honor! More details about this exclusive recognition will be posted here as it becomes available!
January 27, 2018
-- Want Criss Angel RAW tour merchandise? Shirts, hoodies, and hats are now available to purchase online! Check it out here: Criss Angel RAW merch
January 21, 2018
-- The Criss Angel RAW tour has ended and was a huge success at every venue! Did you see a show on the tour? Be sure to write a review on TicketMaster - here's a link to get you started: Write A Review!
January 10, 2018
-- After Criss Angel's first ever Canadian performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor, he was presented with a plaque commemorating the show. Congrats Criss! Check it out on his Instagram page here!
January 8, 2018
-- Criss Angel #RAW begins touring today in Akron, OH and will tour a total of 9 cities over the next 2 weeks! Good luck to the cast and crew as they hit the road!
January 4, 2018
-- The first annual Construction vs. Cancer event, which was originally scheduled to take place in October 2017, has been rescheduled to February 10, 2018. Criss Angel will make an appearance at the event and receive the American Cancer Society Compassionate Heart Award. Learn more: Excitement Builds For 2018 Construction vs. Cancer
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