David Blaine coming to Ovens Auditorium July 11, 2017

David Blaine's First North American Tour Coming to Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte July 11

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 29, 2017) Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, North Carolina, will host magician, illusionist and stunt artist David Blaine on Tuesday, July 11. Tickets are available starting Friday, March 31 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bojangles' Coliseum Box Office located at 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Tickets are $29.50- $200 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.

Blaine’s one-man show brings his unique brand of entertainment, promising to be an unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amuses. An experiment in and of itself, the tour will evolve as it moves across the country as Blaine continues to push the limits and attempt new feats for the first time live in front of his audiences. No two shows will be exactly the same.

Described by Howard Stern as "the greatest magician that ever lived," David Blaine single-handedly redefined magic after producing and directing his original television special "Street Magic" when he was just 23, which Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller called “the best TV magic special ever done.” The New York Times noted that Blaine has “taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it,” while The New Yorker claimed “he saved magic.”

Over the last two decades, Blaine’s nine primetime specials have seen him being buried alive in New York City for a week, encased inside a six-ton block of ice for three days, survived standing atop a 100-foot-tall pillar in Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net, endured 44 days inside a transparent box in London on nothing but water, and had over one million volts discharged at him continuously for 72 hours from seven Tesla coils. Blaine also spent one week submerged in a sphere-shaped aquarium at Lincoln Center, before breaking the world record for breath holding live on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," where he held his breath for over 17 minutes.

In addition to performing for audiences more than 20,000 in arenas around the world, since graduating high school, he has performed intimately for every sitting U.S. president, including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, as well as other international leaders and prominent figures such as Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Michael Bloomberg, Stephen Hawking and Muhammad Ali, among others. For more information, visit davidblaine.com.


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Ovens Auditorium, located adjacent to Bojangles' Coliseum, opened in 1955. With a seating capacity of approximately 2,400, Ovens has hosted more than 7,000 events including Broadway shows, symphony concerts, opera, dance recitals and nationally known speakers. For more information, visit ovensauditorium.com.