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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Criss Angel

January 21, 2020

You don’t have to go all the way to Las Vegas to see award-winning magician Criss Angel. In fact, you can see Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged tour on December 12th at Spirit Mountain, your favorite Oregon casino.

#1: Criss Angel Holds a Guinness World Record 

Not only are his magic tricks death-defying, they’re often record-setting. In fact, at a 2010 performance in Las Vegas, Angel earned the Guinness World Record for most people to disappear in an illusion. For the trick, Angel handcuffed ten rows of ten participants together. The participants in the outer rows were asked to hold up a curtain, which fell to reveal all 100 of the participants had vanished.

#2: Criss Angel Has Been On Primetime Television for More Hours Than Any Magician in History

From five seasons of his hit television show Criss Angel Mindfreak to specials on ABC Family and Channel 4 in the UK, Criss Angel has been on primetime television for more cumulative hours than any other magician in history. To add to his extensive time on television, in 2013, Angel aired a new show on Spike TV based on his Criss Angel BeLIEve stage show in Las Vegas. 

#3: The Criss Angel BeLIEve Show is the Best-Selling Live Magic Show in the World 

In 2006, Angel partnered with Cirque du Soleil to produce a Las Vegas-based stage show: Criss Angel BeLIEve. The show, which continued through 2016, featured some of Angel’s most popular acts, including Metamorphosis and In Two. While the show was not an initial hit, it gained popularity as the show began to feature more and more awe-inspiring magic tricks. 

#4: Criss Angel is Also a Musician

In addition to being an award-winning magician, Criss Angel also has some musical chops. In fact, he was the frontman for heavy metal group Angel before collaborating with Klay Scott for Angeldust. He also produced soundtracks for his television series Mindfreak, which gave him the opportunity to collaborate with musical greats Korn and Godsmack. 

#5: Criss Angel is the Youngest Magician Inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame

Criss Angel is no stranger to winning awards. In addition to being the youngest magician inducted into the International Magicians Society Hall of Fame, he’s also been named “Magician of the Year” an unprecedented six times. He’s also been presented with lifetime achievement awards, Magician of the Decade, Magician of the Century, and the 2nd Louie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic.

Already have your Criss Angel tickets? Be sure to come early so you can take advantage of everything Spirit Mountain Casino has to offer, including video slots, poker tournaments, and more! In the meantime, keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming concerts and comedy shows just 60 miles outside of Portland, Oregon.


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