Huntington, N.Y. (October 29, 2014) This Halloween, on the anniversary of Harry Houdini’s death in 1927 (the same year as the birth of the building that houses The Paramount in Huntington), the #1 magician on the planet CRISS ANGEL comes home to Long Island. In some of his first live events outside of Las Vegas since the launch of Criss Angel BeLIEve at The Luxor, Criss brings his exciting, awe-inspiring and groundbreaking show MINDFREAK LIVE! back to his hometown area. Born at Hempstead General Hospital, Angel was raised in Elmont until fourth grade when his family moved to East Meadow, New York. By the time he graduated from East Meadow High School, he had decided to pursue a career as a professional magician. The Paramount is pleased to welcome home acclaimed magician, writer, director, musician and television star Criss Angel for three amazing live shows.
For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. His visionary approach to the art escapes the confines of tradition and has given birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. Oprah Winfrey hailed, “Criss is the best, the best, THE BEST!” From his role as star, creator, Executive Producer and Director of his hugely successful A&E television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to his spectacular live show Criss Angel BeLIEve at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and star of and creator of countless television specials, books, retail products, music CD’s and more – Criss has redefined magic for the 21st century. His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever! It continues to be viewed regularly by more than 100 million viewers per season in over 90 countries. The broadcast of the live “Building Implosion” episode drew a crowd police estimated at 50,000 to the venue in Clearwater, Florida – the largest crowd for any magician, rivaling Houdini.
Tickets for Criss Angel – MINDFREAK LIVE! playing The Paramount in Huntington Long Island, New York, will go on sale to the public through Ticketmaster and the box office starting this Halloween – Friday, October 31st at 10am for three live shows only on January 23rd, 2015 at 10pm & January 24th, 2015 @ 7pm & 10pm. Paramount Fan Club members may purchase tickets before the general public during the two-day, online-only, Ticketmaster pre-sale starting from 10am on Wednesday, October 29th through 10pm on Thursday, October 30th with password “PULSE”. To receive future pre-sale codes and event news for The Paramount, simply sign up on our website for our FREE e-newsletter today.
About The Paramount:
Opened September 30, 2011, this live entertainment venue located in Huntington, Long Island, New York features: Concerts, Comedy, Boxing and other special events. Booked by Live Nation with Ticketmaster ticketing, The Paramount hosts an average of 200 events per year. Ranked by Billboard Magazine as the “#23 Hottest Club in 2014” the venue also clocked in at #13 in the world on Pollstar Magazine’s list of Club Venue Ticket Sales following the 3rd Quarter for 2014 year-to-date.
In just over 3 years since opening, The Paramount has quickly established itself as the premier venue on Long Island – the 20th largest media market in the U.S., with nearly 2.5 million households* (*Arbitron: Nassau / Suffolk MSA). Top artists who have taken the Paramount’s stage include; Billy Joel, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Weezer, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, The Blues Brothers, Jewel, The Monkees, Steely Dan, John Fogerty, Slash, Limp Bizkit & many, many more Grammy-award winning entertainers.
The Paramount has the versatility to set up either standing or seated concerts in our upper level 1,555-capacity club, featuring a large dance floor with fixed side-loge balcony & mezzanine seating. The venue’s ambiance & intimacy have amazed bands, their fans and guests alike – especially the lower level 450-capacity V.I.P. Founder’s Room – styled as a 1920’s-themed speakeasy. The Paramount hosts numerous special events including; weddings, sweet 16’s, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers & corporate rentals.
The Paramount Comedy Series has featured such names as; Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Jim Breuer, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers & Rob Schneider…just to name a few. In partnership with Star Boxing, The Paramount has been televised nationally on ESPN, Showtime’s “SHO-BOX” and NBC Sports. With over 43,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount has also been mentioned on National television programs such as; ABC’s “The View”, NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, MSNBC’s “Imus in the Morning” as well as on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Show.
The Paramount has hosted nationally televised music programs such as; VH-1’s “Top 20 Countdown”, CW’s “The Next”, AXS Live concert specials with; Yellowcard, Trace Adkins and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Music Choice’s “You & A” with Cher Lloyd, MTV’s “This is How I Made It” with B.o.B. as well as interviews & webisodes on FUSE TV with Karmin and Twenty One Pilots. The Paramount has been reviewed, and its events covered, on countless media websites & print publications – most notably; Newsday, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Post, Daily News, Pollstar Magazine, Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine. The Paramount will continue to present sold-out shows, featuring the best in live entertainment for Long Islanders.