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David Blaine Takes his magic on the road for his first-ever North American tour

Mar 27, 2017, 17:22 PM by Kelly Bartnick

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–  Performance will  Evolve Throughout 40-City Tour Beginning May 30 –


LOS ANGELES (Mar. 27, 2017) – Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced today.  Produced by Live Nation, the 40-city tour launches on May 30 in San Diego, CA and will include shows throughout North America with stops in New Orleans, Santa Barbara, Colorado Springs, Milwaukee, culminating on July 23 in Albuquerque, NM – full itinerary below. 

Blaine’s one-man show brings his unique brand of entertainment, promising to be an unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses. An experiment in and of itself, the tour will evolve as it moves across the country as Blaine continues to push the limits and attempt new feats for the first time live in front of his audiences. No two shows will be exactly the same, and tickets go on sale Friday, March 31st at LiveNation.com and on the Live Nation app.  

Described by Howard Stern as the greatest magician that ever lived, David Blaine single-handedly redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special Street Magic when he was just twenty-three, which Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called “the best TV magic special ever done.” The New York Times noted that Blaine has “taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it,” whilst The New Yorker claimed “he saved magic.”

Over the last two decades, Blaine’s nine primetime specials have seen him being buried alive in New York City for a week, encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days, survived standing atop a 100ft tall pillar in Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net, endured 44 days inside a transparent box in London on nothing but water, and had over one million volts discharged at him continuously for 72 hours from seven Tesla coils. Blaine also spent one week submerged in a sphere-shaped aquarium at Lincoln Center, before breaking the world record for breath holding live on the Oprah Winfrey show where he held his breath for over 17 minutes. As well as performing to audiences of over 20,000 in arenas around the world, since graduating high school he has performed intimately for every sitting U.S President including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as other international leaders and prominent figures such as Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Hawking and Muhammad Ali, among others. For more information visit www.davidblaine.com. 

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Tue May 30       San Diego, CA                   Balboa Theatre
Tue May 30     San Diego,       CA                   Balboa Theatre
Wed May 31      Riverside, CA                     Fox Performing Arts Center      
Fri Jun 2            Santa Barbara, CA             Granada Theatre          
Sat Jun 3           Stockton, CA                      Bob Hope Theatre
Sun Jun 4          Sacramento, CA                Sacramento Community Center Theater
Tue Jun 6          Eugene, OR                       Hult Center for Performing Arts
Wed Jun 7         Spokane, WA                     Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox
Fri Jun 9            Kamas, UT                        DeJoria Center
Fri Jun 10          Colorado Springs, CO        Pikes Peak Center
Mon Jun 12       Wichita, KS                         Orpheum Theatre          
Tue, Jun 13       Manhattan, KS                    McCain Auditorium
Wed, Jun 14      Omaha, NE                        Holland Performing Arts Center
Fri Jun 16          Saginaw, MI                       Dow Event Center Theater
Sat Jun 17         Peoria, IL                           Peoria Civic Center Theatre      
Mon Jun 19       Milwaukee, WI                   Riverside Theater
Tue Jun 20        Grand Rapids, MI              20 Monroe Live
Wed Jun 21       Indianapolis, IN                 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Fri Jun 23          Northfield, OH                   Hard Rock Live
Sat Jun 24         Cincinnati, OH                  Taft Theatre
Sun Jun 25        Pittsburgh, PA                   Byham Theater
Tue Jun 27        Syracuse, NY                   The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Wed Jun 28       Worcester, MA                 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Fri Jun 30           Portland, ME                    Merrill Auditorium
Sat Jul 1            Burlington, VT                   Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Sun Jul 2           Concord, NH                     Capitol Center for the Arts        
Tue Jul 4           Kitchener, ON                   Centre in the Square
Wed Jul 5          Hamilton, ON                    FirstOntario Concert Hall
Fri Jul 7             Bethlehem, PA                  Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sat Jul 8            Baltimore, MD                   Hippodrome Theatre
Sun Jul 9           Norfolk, VA                        Chrysler Hall
Tue Jul 11         Charlotte, NC                     Ovens Auditorium        
Wed Jul 12        Louisville, KY                     Louisville Palace Theatre          
Fri Jul 14           Nashville, TN                     Ryman Auditorium
Sat Jul 15          Birmingham, AL                 BJCC Concert Hall
Sun Jul 16         New Orleans, LA              Saenger Theatre
Tue Jul 18         Austin, TX                         ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Wed Jul 19        San Antonio, TX               Majestic Theatre
Fri Jul 21           El Paso, TX                      The Plaza Theatre
Sat Jul 22          Tucson, AZ                       Fox Tucson Theatre
Sun Jul 23         Albuquerque, NM             Kiva Auditorium

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David Blaine contact: 

Jill Fritzo
jfritzo@jillfritzopr.com

Live Nation Contact:

Kim Estlund
KimEstlund@LiveNation.com