Criss Angel’s ten-year-long stint at the Luxor in Las Vegas appears to be coming to a close. As reported via press release by Broadway World Las Vegas, Criss Angel’s final performance of his show Mindfreak Live! will take place on October 28, 2018, after which Angel’s contract with Luxor will expire.
The news was first broken by Brock Radke of Las Vegas Weekly via Twitter:
Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil will close out the Mindfreak Live show on October 28, ending a 10-year run at @LuxorLV.
— Brock Radke (@brockradke) December 22, 2017
It was later confirmed via press release, which included quotes from Criss Angel from his time working on the show:
“It has been an extraordinary experience working with Cirque du Soleil and Luxor these past nine years. They have been amazing partners and will always be part of my family,” said Criss Angel. “I am so proud of what we have created together and I am extremely excited about the new illusions we will be adding in our final year of MINDFREAK® LIVE!”
Mindfreak Live! originally launched as BeLIEve, which originally appeared to some rather scathing reviews. The show dropped many of its larger Cirque du Soleil elements, and eventually repurposed itself in current, vastly improved form back in 2016, with some even calling his showstopping levitation stunt “worth the price of admission.”
There’s no word on whether Criss Angel is going to return to the Vegas Strip in another venue, or if this will mark his last appearance there. He’s currently beginning a new tour in January called Criss Angel Raw, which promises “magic unplugged”. You can still get tickets for his Vegas show at Cirque du Soleil’s official website.
Whatever your opinion of Criss Angel’s magic or his persona, there’s no denying how impressive it is to keep a show running for a decade straight, especially in Vegas.