Robin Leach has the inside track to Las Vegas magician Criss Angel and has brought readers of The Las Vegas Sun an account of the final 24 hours before Mr. Angel attempts a second “Houdini Escape.”
Mr. Angel will hang upside down in a straight-jacket with a 50-pound weight hanging from his neck to promote his upcoming appearance at the fabulous Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
He feels better prepared — mentally and physically — for the ordeal. He worked with UFC Champ Randy Couture last time and is apparently still in training for this attempt.
His work at Foxwoods is to launch his new touring show Mindfreak Live. He will launch a second touring show titled The Supernaturalists next June, also at Foxwoods.
We read earlier today that the demand is so high that Foxwoods has added six more shows at the casino in January.
He told Mr. Leach that he will avoid injury “by being smarter, more diligent and better prepared since going through the worst case scenario — aside from going unconscious or falling. But ultimately it’s a calculated risk.”
Yes, he was injured and sidelined for a couple of months from his last attempt at just this type of escape but this time is different. “I am completely and utterly focused, and in the moment I visualize over and over again what it should look like in my head before I attempt it. If something should happen to change that plan, I make the necessary adjustments. Life is death without change.”
Is he thinking of leaving Luxor for a national touring stint or perhaps to relocate to Foxwoods?
“I’m so honored to have this opportunity and want to sincerely thank Cirque du Soleil, Luxor and Foxwoods for making this possible. These outreach shows I’m doing are designed to promote Believe, still ‘The only A+ magic show in Vegas” and the incredible experience that awaits for guests at the Luxor.”
We have yet to hear from the other magic shows in Vegas on Mr. Angel’s grading curve.
Mr. Leach promises updates on the escape as they happen. We’ll keep our eye out for the news and share with you — that’s just the kind of folks we are.