Criss Angel talks about upcoming shows in NY

World renowned magician Criss Angel sat down with Power Journalist Markos Papadatos to talk about his upcoming shows in New York.

Magician Criss Angel. COURTESY Markos Papadatos
Magician Criss Angel. COURTESY Markos Papadatos

Criss Angel Bio

Born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos on December 19, 1967, Criss Angel is an American magician and illusionist.  According to Wikipedia, he began his career in New York City, before moving his base of operations to the Las Vegas Valley. He is known for starring in the television and stage show Criss Angel Mindfreak and his live performance illusion show Criss Angel Believe in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas. The show generated $150 million in tourist revenue to Las Vegas in 2010. He also starred in the television seriesBelieve on Spike TV, the television show Phenomenon, and the 2014 stage show Criss Angel Magicjam.

He developed an interest in magic at age seven and performed his first show at the age of twelve, for which he was paid $10. His main early influence was Harry Houdini. By fourteen, Criss was performing throughout high school at restaurants in East Meadow. Angel’s first major illusion was making his mother float in their family den. Read more.

 

Criss Angel at Foxwoods

Criss Angel spoke about his shows this month at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

“I am going to be starring in the show, and I will be doing the whole second half of the show. It is going to be absolutely amazing. That room is really great because it is so intimate, and Foxwoods has been amazing. ‘The Supernaturalists’ is a spectacular show since there is more magic in that show than any other magic show out there. It is revolutionary and the fans get Criss Angel on top of it.”

Most recently, one of the magicians from “The Supernaturalists,” illusionist Landon Swank, was able to triumph on “The Suspended Torture Escape,” as Digital Journal reported, thus becoming the second person to accomplish this difficult demonstration, the first being Criss  himself.

“I was very proud of him. I asked him if he was willing to take the challenge, and he said he was, and he practiced and he did very, very well . I was excited for him since that is not something that could be easily done.”

 

Criss Angel at the Paramount

 On January 14, 2016, Criss and “The Supernaturalists” will be performing at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island.
“That show is on a Thursday night. Long Island is my home and where I grew up. I have so many memories being in Huntington and on Long Island. I went there last January and we sold out four shows at The Paramount. I am very excited to be able to go to Long Island. It is such a magical place for me, and it comes full circle.”

Related: The Supernaturalists

 

Thank you to the fans 

The multi-award-winning magician wished to express his gratitude and appreciation for his fans, especially at a difficult time in his personal life, as his son, Johnny, is battling leukemia.

“I am very grateful to all the fans for their support. It has been amazing to get out there and meet people and to interact with people. I pinch myself. I am very grateful, and obviously, I am for thankful all the love, support and prayers for my son as he goes through this very difficult time in his life and in our lives, and I just appreciate all the wonderful thoughts and prayers that have been on his behalf too.”

 

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos is an acclaimed Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 4,400 articles over the past 9.5 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Aerosmith, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Dame Vera Lynn, Lee Ann Womack, Idina Menzel, Hank Williams Jr., Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Armin van Buuren, The Marshall Tucker Band, Megadeth, Charlie Daniels, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson from The Bangles, Matchbox 20, Hot Chelle Rae, Martin Garrix, Jewel, Amy Grant, Kris Allen, David Cook and Phillip Phillips from American Idol, teen sensations Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone, Daniel Powter, Matt Nathanson, Little Big Town, Easton Corbin, Chris Young, Sandi Patty, Matthew West, DJs Paul van Dyk and Sander van Doorn, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas from Alison Krauss and Union Station, Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Gene Watson, among countless others. He has also interviewed Olympic gold medalist in wrestling Mark Schultz (whose life was made into the film "Foxcatcher"), as well as Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia, and the world's greatest magician, Criss Angel.
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