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David Blaine

The world’s most famous magician and endurance artist, David Blaine has captured several Guinness World Records and amazed audiences around the world with his awe-inspiring body of work.

Meet David Blaine

Known for his death-defying stunts, David Blaine is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. Some of the death-defying stunts that Blaine has become known for include being buried alive, standing inside a one million-volt electric system for 72 hours, freezing himself in ice, holding his breath underwater for 17 minutes, and more. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. David Blaine is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about David Blaine’s fees.

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David Blaine rose to prominence after the release of his first television special, David Blaine: Street Magic. Blaine was just twenty- three when Street Magic first aired on ABC, transforming televised magic by turning the camera on the audience. Spectators at home could feel the visceral reaction of people being astonished. The New York Times declared that Blaine had “taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it,” The New Yorker prominently stated “he saved magic,” and Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller referred to Street Magic as “the best TV magic special ever done.” David continued this brand of magic in his other specials Magic Man, Real or Magic, and Beyond Magic.

Buried Alive

In 1999, Blaine performed his first live endurance stunt: “Buried Alive.” He entombed himself in an underground plastic box beneath a three-ton water tank for seven days with no food and little water. In fact, this was a feat even Houdini was unable to do in his lifetime. During the stunt, David generated more foot traffic than both the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty combined. 

Frozen in Time, Vertigo, & Above the Below

In 2000, he followed with “Frozen in Time” in which he was frozen into a block of ice. After nearly 64 hours, he was cut free from the ice with chainsaws. Two years later, David upped the ante even further with “Vertigo.” During this stunt, he stood atop a 100-foot-tall pillar in Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net, then leaped into a stack of cardboard boxes on live television. Next came “Above the Below” in 2003 which involved Blaine living in a glass box suspended near the River Thames in London for 44 days without food.

Drowned Alive

Then in 2006, his “Drowned Alive” stunt involved one week submerged in a sphere-shaped aquarium at Lincoln Center, receiving air and food through tubes. In the dramatic finale, he attempted to break the world record for holding breath underwater, while simultaneously escaping heavy chains. Although he did not succeed in 2006, on April 30th, 2008, David appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, succeeded in holding his breath for 17 minutes and 4 seconds, and set a new Guinness world record. A little over a year later, he described his journey in his notable 2009 TEDMED talk, where he was one of only two speakers to receive a standing ovation.

Electrified & Ascension

“Electrified” saw Blaine on the receiving end of one million volts discharged at him continuously for 72 hours from seven Tesla coils atop a 22-foot high pillar. “Ascension,” Blaine’s last stunt to date, shattered YouTube Originals live viewership records with 770k concurrent views, making it the most watched YouTube Originals live stream when it launched. The stunt involved David rising to Class A airspace using balloons and parachuting down alone – all completely live.

Stage Shows

In 2014, having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences worldwide for nearly 20 years, Blaine embarked on his first-ever live tour. It was his dream to put everything he worked for into one show. With a death-defying stunt and a series of jaw-dropping magic effects, he marked his Middle East debut with a show at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace.

Then in 2017, David launched his first-ever North American tour. An experiment itself, the tour evolved as it moved across the country as David continued to push the limits and attempt new feats for the first time live in front of his audiences. Following his North American run, he announced his first-ever tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019.

Today, David holds a residency in the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for his show “Impossible.”

How to Hire David Blaine

Find out how to hire David Blaine to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about David Blaine’s availability and cost. When booking David Blaine for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. David Blaine is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG David Blaine booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

David Blaine Booking Price

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Key Audience Takeaways

Beyond Magic: Up Close and Personal with David Blaine

The world’s most famous magician will take your audience on a journey that will leave them believing they have the power to achieve the impossible. In this keynote, David combines his up close and personal style with motivational takeaways and discussions of what his death-defying work means to him. 

Blaine delivers a one-of-a-kind performance where he interacts and engages your audience while showcasing his unique brand of magic and world-renowned feats of endurance. Hiring David Blaine is certain to be the most unique experience your audience will ever have.

David Blaine – Real or Magic?

In this 60-minute stage performance, David Blaine will defy your expectations. From card tricks to some of the amazing feats from his specials, he will leave your audience spellbound, shocked, and speechless.

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