Illusionist Dan Sperry to Attempt Death-Defying Stunt on Las Vegas Strip Oct. 6
October 3, 2012 by VegasNews.com
On Saturday, October 6, shock-illusionist Dan Sperry will make a special appearance at the top-ranked, haunted attraction Fright Dome at Circus Circus Las Vegas. Sperry will test fate and challenge the impossible in a death-defying stunt where he will race against time to escape from drowning.
Immediately following the hearse entrance kickoff to Fright Dome’s opening for the evening, Sperry will place himself inside of a small water tank and be locked and chained in place with five industrial Master padlocks and four Smith & Wesson hand and leg cuff locks. He will then have exactly three minutes to free himself from the perils within before either drowning or being impaled by a row of razor sharp spikes falling from above.
“Fright Dome has become my home for Halloween since 2010,” said Sperry. “This year between my nightly show in New York City and being on tour internationally I couldn’t appear for the entire month, so when I sat down with the Fright Dome team I devised this one of a kind escape to be the craziest thing I’ve ever done in celebration of its 10th anniversary and my one night only appearance. I think it will really keep attendees on the edge of their seats and it really is the scariest thing I’ve ever tried. I’m really nervous about this one.”
A longtime Las Vegas resident, Sperry now calls New York City home, starring in his very own off-Broadway hit “MAGIC SHOW” in the heart of the theater district of Times Square. Voted “Best of Manhattan” for 2012, guests can experience the unimaginable nightly as he uses razor blades, broken glass and more to create a entertaining non-stop roller coaster ride of pure mayhem. In late October 2012, during the show Sperry will be awarded a coveted Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society. He will join previous recipients including David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy and Penn & Teller as he is bestowed the honor of Most Cutting Edge Magician.
When not performing in New York, Sperry continues to be in-demand at venues throughout the world headlining on tour with “The Illusionists.” Tour stops in earlier 2012 included the Sydney Opera House, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and other sold-out appearances including Mexico City and South America. “The Illusionists” combines five of the world’s greatest magicians on one stage, bringing with them the very best of their individual acts as a whole team. The result is a show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Never before seen illusions, jaw dropping acts of levitation and escapes are just some of what audiences can expect from this revolutionary show.
Producer of “The Illusionists,” Simon Painter hails Sperry as “The most brilliantly outrageous act working anywhere in the World today…Dan Sperry has turned magic on its head and is set for super stardom.”
In addition to performing he also lent his talents in special effects and magic consulting earlier this year with popular band Jane’s Addiction for their “Theatre of Escapists” tour. For more information, please visit www.dansperry.com, become a fan of the official Dan Sperry Facebook page at www.dansperryonfacebook.com, or join the conversation on Twitter by adding @DanSperry.
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