He’s an endurance artist (per his website) who also does magic, sometimes on television and also at theaters and arenas. When he decides to tour, anyway.
In May, Blaine kicks off a 36-city live tour that includes a stop at Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre on May 9. Tickets for the show go on sale noon March 2 at the theater box office, online at livenation.com or davidblaine.com. Citi cardmembers will get presale access starting 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Blaine brought magic (of the Harry Houdini, David Copperfield sort) to modern audiences, with a fusion of on-the-street, sleight-of-hand-and-illusion work and incredible “stunt” performances. He’s been buried alive and encased in a block of ice. He stood on a 100-foot pillar for 36 hours with no safety net and lived in a clear box for more than a month with nothing but water. He also held his breath for 17 minutes – that one was on Oprah and set a world record.
Here’s how he did it.
In announcing the tour, Live Nation gave away few details on what exactly people can expect from the show.
It will be an “interactive experience to shock and awe audiences,” according to the release.
‘David Blaine Live’ 2018 tour dates
- May 6 –San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
- May 7 – 2018 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater
- May 9 – Fresno, CA Saroyan Theatre
- May 10 – San Jose, CA City National Civic
- May 12 – Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
- May 16 – Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
- May 18 – Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- May 21 – Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
- May 24 – Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre
- May 27 – Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center
- May 30 – Houston, TX Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land
- May 31 – Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park
- June 2 – Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
- June 3 – Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center - Concert Hall
- June 5 – Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
- June 6 – St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
- June 8 – Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center
- June 11 – Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center
- June 15 – Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
- June 16 – Chicago, IL The Chicago Theatre
- June 20 – St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
- June 21 – Knoxville, TN The Tennessee Theatre
- June 23 – Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
- June 24 – Oxon Hill, MD The Theater at MGM National Harbor
- June 26 – Albany, NY Palace Theatre
- June 28 – Richmond, VA Altria Theater
- June 29 – Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale
- July 1 – Boston, MA Boch Center Wang Theatre
- July 2 – Montreal, QC L'Olympia
- July 4 – Toronto, ON Sony Centre For Performing Arts
- July 5 – Toronto, ON Sony Centre For Performing Arts
- July 7 – Detroit, MI The Fox Theatre
- July 8 – Buffalo, NY Shea's Performing Arts Center
- July 11 – Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
- July 12 – Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
- July 14 – Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre