Having sold 40,000 tickets in just one location—with an initial four-week engagement at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut—The Supernaturalists™ from Creator, Director and Executive Producer Criss Angel is now headed to a city near you. The Supernaturalists™ premiere engagement kicked off June 25 at Foxwoods Resort Casino and was the most successful, record-breaking launch of ANY ensemble magic show in history and a critically acclaimed smash which reached more than 251,250,640 people via global media over the course of its opening weekend.
Frank Productions, NS2, and CMoore Live are proud to bring the first leg of this tour–described by the Las Vegas Sun as “The Most Mind Blowing Magic Spectacle Out There!”–on the road in 14 cities, kicking off September 18 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and concluding November 15 in Mashantucket, CT at Foxwoods Resort Casino (back by popular demand). Additional shows, presented by Frank Productions, NS2, and CMoore Live, will be announced in the coming months.
Criss Angel’s The Supernaturalists™ features 9 mind-blowing magicians that destroy reality and revolutionize the live magic ensemble experience, with Angelappearing nightly via a live feed from Las Vegas. Performers include two veterans of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, illusionist Landon Swank and escape artist Spencer Horsman; four members of Angel’s ensemble who have been featured in both his live shows and television projects including mentalist Banachek, up-and-coming female magician Krystyn Lambert, and The Great Maestro and his assistant FiFi. They will be joined by French card master Stefan; the street magician, Adrian Vega; and dog conjuror Johnny Dominquez.
As rehearsals were underway for the initial dates, a stunt featuring escape artist Spencer Horsman went awry and garnered national media attention. Click here to see a tour intro from Criss Angel, along with a clip of the demonstration with Horsman.
“I feel privileged to have worked with Criss Angel, the greatest magician of all time, and have premiered three of his record-breaking magic and illusion extravaganzas,” said Foxwoods’ President Felix Rapport of The Supernaturalists™ initial run at Foxwoods Resort Casino™.
Explaining his motivation for The Supernaturalists, Criss Angel says: “While there are other ensemble shows out there, performing many of the same illusions that have been around for years, my goal is to redefine magic touring like Cirque du Soleil did for the circus. I’ve scoured the globe for the very best performers, each in their respected disciplines, and our lineup is truly historic. Our illusions are not only original, but revolutionary.”
For an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek from the cast of The Supernaturalists™ or to purchase tickets, please go to http://thesupernaturalists.com/tour.
The unprecedented world-class cast includes a variety of magicians from around the globe:
“The Illusionist” Landon Swank (United States)
Landon Swank is the next big thing in magic…He blew away the competition and was among the finalists on Americas Got Talent, and was featured in 10 episodes of the show. Swank has starred in his own TV series, and has been viewed by in excess of 100 million people (on television alone).
“The Mentalist” Banachek (South Africa)
Co-Producer Banachek is a Lifetime Achievement award recipient, two-time Entertainer of the Year, and was awarded Outstanding Contribution to the World of Mentalism. Banachek is the only man to fool scientists with the power of his mind, and is known by his peers as the greatest mentalist alive. He has performed all over the world, is an author of eight best-selling magic/mentalism books, has appeared in countless TV specials and has been the magic producer of the most successful magic series in television history, MINDFREAK.
“The Femme Fatale Of Legerdemain” Krystyn (United States)
Direct from the number one best-selling magic show Criss Angel BeLIEve at the Luxor in Las Vegas and leading magic’s female revolution, she is dominating the field on stage and on camera. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, on the Today Show and in 10 episodes of the Criss Angel BeLIEve television series. Krystyn has been awarded World Teen Magician, placed second on America’s Most Talented Kids, has been honored by the Magic Castle with the Junior Achievement Award and starred in the documentary Make Believe-an award-winning film.
“The Escape Artist” Spencer Horsman (U.S.)
From history to the future, Spencer has been hailed as the Houdini of our day. A child prodigy who has performed for millions weekly on Americas Got Talent, he has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and been seen live on stage with Lance Burton and David Copperfield. He is the king of death-defying escapes!
“The Manipulator” Stefan Vanel (France)
Stefan, the magician’s magician, is an award-winning Champion Of Magic and Magician Of The Year. He has starred in his own multi-year hit TV series, highly-rated television specials, had a seven-year run in MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris, and in his acclaimed live show in Las Vegas for over a decade.
“The Street Magician” Adrian Vega (Spain)
The only first place winner in both the categories of close-up and stage magic in the Cordoba magic competition, Vega has also won the Spanish Championship Of Close-Up magic. This phenom has been awarded Spanish Magician Of The Year by his peers and received a special Award Of Merit in London.
“The Dog Conjuror” Johnny Dominguez (Colombia)
One of the most original and in-demand acts out there, Johnny has been awarded Best Showman Of Colombia two times and has performed in circuses around the world for over 30 years. His love for animals and uncanny ability to understand their behavior has resulted in the most unbelievable magic act and the only one in the world of its kind. His compassion will not only touch the audience on stage but will reach beyond, with a program designed to work with local animal shelters to facilitate adoptions and educate the public in the theater lobby every night.
“The Joker” The Great Maestro (Mexico)
Kung Fu World Champion and co-star of over 2500 performances of Criss Angel BeLIEve at the Luxor in Las Vegas, he has appeared in numerous episodes of both the MINDFREAK and BeLIEve television series. Maestro continues with his hilarious live performances in BeLIEve 10 times a week in Vegas while performing on tour in The Supernaturalists™ with the use of a teleportation device.
“The Joker” FiFi (U.S.V.I.)
Show-stopping magic assistant to The Great Maestro and zany foil to the Amazing Johnathan for almost a decade, FiFi has appeared on countless television shows including MINDFREAK, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and A&E’s Evening at the Improv. A native of the Virgin Islands, yet not a virgin, she resides in Las Vegas and performs frequently in Criss Angel BeLIEve.
THE SUPERNATURALISTS™ tour dates are as follows:
Fri – 18-Sep – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
Sat – 19-Sep – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
Sun – 20-Sep – New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
Tue – 22-Sep – Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre
Wed – 23-Sep – Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre
Fri – 25-Sep – Columbus, OH – Ohio Theatre
Sat – 26-Sep – Columbus, OH – Ohio Theatre
Tue – 29-Sep – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVoss Performance Hall
Wed – 30-Sep – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVoss Performance Hall
Fri – 2-Oct – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
Sat – 3-Oct – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
Tue – 6-Oct – Akron, OH – Civic Theatre
Wed – 7-Oct – Akron, OH – Civic Theatre
Fri – 9-Oct – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
Sat – 10-Oct – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
Sat – 17-Oct – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
Tue – 20-Oct – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Wed – 21-Oct – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Fri – 23-Oct – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Sat – 24-Oct – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Tue – 27-Oct – Baton Rouge, LA – Riverside PAC
Wed – 28-Oct – Baton Rouge, LA – Riverside PAC
Sat – 31-Oct – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Sun – 1-Nov – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
Tue – 3-Nov – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center
Wed – 4-Nov – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center
Wed – 11-Nov – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Thurs – 12-Nov – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Fri – 13-Nov – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sat – 14-Nov – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sun – 15-Nov – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
About Criss Angel:
For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. His visionary approach to the art escapes the confines of tradition and has given birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. From his role as star, creator, Executive Producer, and Director of his hugely successful A&E television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to his countless television specials, books, retail products, music CDs, and more, Criss has redefined magic for the 21st century.
Prior to the premiere of The Supernaturalists™in 2015, Angel unveiled his second production-featuring his first performances outside of Las Vegas in more than six years-with MINDFREAK® Live!The show’s sold-out premiere run of 18 shows were a huge success, selling out one month prior to its opening. Ticket holders for MINDFREAK® Live!can expect to witness 90 minutes of the most spectacular original illusions ever performed–woven with a cast of the most talented specialty artists, original music via DJ, state of the art lighting, LED virtual world, special effects, and so much more.
All the while, Angel will continue his wildly successful residency show–which began in 2008 in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, Criss Angel BeLIEve–as the show celebrates its 7th anniversary this Halloween. BeLIEve performs nightly Wednesday through Sunday (eight-ten shows per week) at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Criss’ partnership with Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International (he serves as writer/director, illusion designer, and star) has resulted in it being the #1 best-selling live magic show in the world since its opening, and has had over 2500 performances. The Huffington Post‘s Lee Speigel calls it “The Magic Event of a Lifetime.”
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 over 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.