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UPCOMING NEWS & EVENTS:
January 19, 2019
January 14, 2019
-- Criss Angel's new show Mindfreak
at Planet Hollywood has begun preview performances! An official gala premiere expected to take place on January 19, 2019. Learn more about the show and purchase tickets HERE!
Let's #CureCancer - donate $1 (or more!) at CRISSANGELHELP.COM
-- 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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