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June 19, 2018

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Mindfreak Live!’ to close in October when Criss Angel’s contract expires

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Mindfreak Live!” at Luxor will close in October.

After a 10-year run, “Mindfreak Live!”at Luxor will close Oct. 28, Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel Productions announced today.

“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,” magician Criss Angel said. “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!’”

"Criss Angel Believe," a $100 million production, debuted at Luxor on Oct. 31, 2008, and was replaced by “Mindfreak Live!” in 2016.

“We’re very blessed to have the best-selling magic show on the planet, an incredibly well-received show that really connects with people on an emotional level,” Angel told the Las Vegas Sun in July when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “My current contract expires Oct. 31 next year, and I will have completed 10 years.”

The collaboration of Angel and Cirque du Soleil resulted in 4,000 performances.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Criss Angel for the past nine years,” said Jerry Nadal, senior vice president of Cirque du Soleil. “Criss is a visionary artist and watching his illusions come to life onstage has been an incredible experience. We respect his decision to explore other opportunities after 10 successful years at Luxor and we are looking forward to a tremendous final year.”