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Wild Card: Magician Criss Angel Mystifies

You can go home again.

Highly acclaimed magician Criss Angel is returning to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with a brand-new Criss Angel MINDFREAK show. The very place where he launched his popular Mindfreak television show in 2005.

“I walked on water there. It’s the most watched magic clip in history,” he explains. “I walked down the side of the building.

I lit myself on fire in the back by the pool. It’s where the very first episode of Mindfreak started.”

This time at Planet Hollywood, he’s taking his live show to another level. “It’s the most technologically sophisticated show the world of entertainment has ever seen. I don’t say that boasting. I say that as a matter-of-fact.”

It’s hard to argue. The show-room was renovated to include 85 different surface areas for video and projection.

Additionally, there’s a 100-foot LED wall, 2,000 lights (800 move) and 145 speakers. “The audience is completely immersed in the show,” he says. “They’re not watching the show. They’re in the show.”

Of the 75 illusions, Angel mixes in some of his greatest hits like his legendary levitation, but he also performs effects that have never been done. “My show is like a roller coaster,” Angel says. “You never know where it’s gonna turn or twist or be funny, scary or sexy.”

He finishes, “I wanted to make a statement. This show makes a statement.”


  • Show: Criss Angel MINDFREAK opens with shows starting December 19, 2018. Learn more at
  • Tickets: Available at the Planet Hollywood box office, or by calling (702) 777-2782.

About The Author

Mark Gray is a freelance writer who has had over 2,500 nationally-published stories. Having lived in Las Vegas since 2005, Gray worked in the public relations field before taking a job with PEOPLE Magazine, where he worked for nearly eight years. A pop culture junkie, he’s a contributor to PEOPLE, Rolling Stone,,, and others. The Salt Lake City native is an unapologetic fanatic of both punk rock and country music, and when he's not studying the latest news on celebrity culture, he's likely posted up somewhere watching a gluttony of sports.

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