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David Copperfield released several dates when he will be found at MGM’s Hollywood Theater. Here they are:

January 19 – 30; February 7 – March 4; March 15 – April 11;
April 19 – May 23; May 31 – June 13

But sometimes, my friends, it’s the dogs that don’t bark which tell the tale. Since DC made a big deal about staying in Vegas for all of 2011 and has consistently said he aimed to get back out on the road in 2012 we have to wonder if that will get going after that June 13th date.

Specifically, if June 13th is the last 2012 date DC will spend in Vegas that would allow for a ton of time on the road. Which would certainly make Tom Jones fans happy.

  • MagicFacts

    Purportedly DC will be going on the road this year do to lack of ticket sales in Vegas which is why he initially got off the road. Now he believes the climate has change with the recent success of The Illusionist in Australia and Masters Of The Impossible in the U.S. So he will try again…

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    From what I’ve followed, DC spent 2011 retooling his live show in preparation for going back on the road in ’12. Don’t know how fair it would be to say ticket sales, which I’ve heard are good, had much to do with it.

  • Anonymous

    The SAM convention is in Vegas the last week of July and it is advertised that your admission to the convention will include a trip to see D.C.  So, it appears he will at least be there that week.

  • Banester

    Well then show the facts and not the hearsay!  Accroding to the facts DC has been in the top 10 in Vegas the entire year.  This past week he was above Penn & Teller, I guess Penn & Teller will probably close up shop then?

    http://www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings

    You might want to check your facts on his tour as well and you might want to change whatever you are drinking LOL.

  • HAL

     Right, he was only topped by Celine Dion & The Beatles. I still want to know why Angel has disappeared from the list for months?

  • FriendinFlorida

    Boo! 

  • HAL

     You can Boo all you want, but where is your boy Criss? We never hear about his magic, just the nonsense try at getting publicity. Who cares who he’s marrying or fighting. Face it, as far as magicians go, he’s old news. His magic is like the Edsel or analog TV.

  • HAL

     Since you’re so concerned with facts….It’s KOOL AID, not AIDE.

    He’s always in the top 5, he must be doing something right. Why are you the only one who can come up with ticket sale numbers, maybe you can tell us where to get this info?

  • FriendinFlorida

    My dear Hal.  Im fine.  How are you?  Still in denial I see.  At least we agree, I dont care who he marries either, but his career speaks for itself.

    *waves at JRY*

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    Hello FiF

  • HAL

    Glad you’re fine, I’m hanging in there. But really, beside the Luxor being stuck with him for 7 more years, what career are we talking about. Isn’t cage fighting getting a little desperate for publicity? Maybe he could get on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (Stars..PLEASE) or ‘The Apprentice’ like Penn. Maybe they could CGI him into an “I Love Lucy’ rerun?

    ‘His career speaks for itself’, especially out of HIS mouth.

  • MagicFacts

    The top 10 you are referring to is not based on theater occupancy but rather how many tickets are released to that specific discounted ticket agency. It has nothing to do with overall ticket sales for a specific venue unless they were the only agency selling tickets for a show which is obviously not the case for any show. Think about it – how could a show that plays in a 700 seat venue sell more tickets than a show like “O” which plays in a 1700 plus seat venue? It’s because “O” doesn’t release any or as many tickets to a discounted agency cause they don’t have to being that O’s occupancy is at 96% since it opened (remaining the best selling show since it opened year after year – yet it fails to make the top 10 you are referring to). Historically when a show is NOT doing well an indication of that is when it adversities heavly like Copperfield and you don’t see much if anything for “O”!

  • Guest

    Hal, you of all people should not be correcting people’s spelling, grammer, or punctuation.  But in this case as a total brown nose for DC, guess you are making MagicFacts case  knowing it’s correct spelling by proxy.   Your cup runneth over!

  • HAL

     I corrected his spelling because, just my opinion, he seems to think he knows ‘EVERYTHING”.

    I’m not a brown nose for Copperfield..I think these “FACTS” speak for themself. He’s sold more tickets than ANY ENTERTAINER, not just magicians. He has more awards and accomplishments than any other magician. Check the “Net Worth” websites, he’s worth over 8 times more than your boy Angel. Joe Friday would confirm these “FACTS”.

    And Mr. Magicfacts: Assuming what you say is true about ticket sales….Why was Copperfield AND Angel on the Top Ten list for so long, then all of a sudden, Copperfield is in the top 5 every week, and Angel totally disappeared for the last 5 months. I don’t think they changed the number of seats in the theaters. And again, where do you get all this info that nobody else seems to have access too?

  • Banester

    I get where you are coming from, but that particular website is based on several ticket agencies.  I don’t think anyone outside of the theater manager knows the exact ticket sales for Vegas shows.  I have received numerous free tickets with purchase of 2 drinks to a wide varity of Vegas shows.

  • MagicFacts

    i was referring to Cirque’s “O”not a magic show… WOW! Ive never mentioned another magicians name in my posts! What’s wrong with you? Apparently your not even capable of reading and processing info from others and having an intelligent  discussion… I will not waste my time with a brainless bias troll who obviously thinks he knows more than everyone and in reality is clueless. Itricks should have your picture and a red X over it with the slogan: “NO IDICKS ALOWED!” 

  • HAL

     I think “Troll” gives us a hint as to who you are. So much for knowing any “FACTS”. Again, you claim to have all this info, but can’t tell where you get it from. Your “facts” are all in your head. There are other clues, such as you say ‘your not even capable’, it’s you’re. It’s now a ‘fact’ that you don’t know what “YOUR” talking about.

  • Magickrow

    Just curious, JustinRyoung commeted recently on a post I was involved in that it was not practicle to tour in 2011. Now its 2012, and the rumor is out there that David might tour. Suddenly theres no talk that he shouldnt do it cause its not practicle. So is it a good thing to tour or not? Remember, Criss and David are equals in this equation.

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    I am not quite sure which post you are talking about but here are the facts as I understand them:

    - David spent 2011 in Vegas (therefore off the road), in part, to add effects to his live show
    - He hired extra brainpower including Dan White and Calen Morelli, working with Chris Kenner who was already there, to help him with this
    - Getting back on the road in 2012 was always the plan and now it looks like that latter half of the year when that might happen

    As for if he SHOULD tour, that’s up to David. He’s as big a name as magic gets (along with Blaine and Angel) and there seems to be demand, so… why shouldn’t he?

  • HAL

     I hope he does tour, maybe I’ll get one more chance to see him.

    I do disagree about Blaine and Angel being equals. This is like comparing Elvis to somebody who had a ‘One Hit Wonder’. Blaine does a few stunts a year, and if we can be honest, we all know what Angel is, and how he got his fame and fortune. Copperfield has been on top for decades, and as long as he’s able to perform, he will continue to be on top.

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    I’d just say there are three names and then a big drop to number 4, whomever that might be. Not equals, I know many who would reorder that list every possible way, but a top tier.

  • HAL

     I’m a little confused about Blaine. His TV specials were mostly card tricks. I don’t think he could do a Vegas show because he couldn’t use endurance stunts which take days. He’s not really an illusion magician. Where would he fit in?

    I also think P&T would be above Blaine and Angel, they certainly have made more money.

    Another question for you: If beLIEve was cancelled, where do you think Angel would go?

  • FriendinFlorida

    You cant compare these three to each other.  Different styles, fan base, approach.  None are a one hit wonder.  I hope Copperfield does tour.  If he makes it down this way, I would see him.   If the drive is practical ;)

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    I stand corrected. Big 4. P and T and def in the mix. I am talking about magic NAMES specifically. Fame and recognition. I think Blaine’s Dallas show is a good indication of what a stage show would be like.

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    If Criss was no longer doing Believe I think he’d tour with a super big illusion show.

  • HAL

     I can see it now…WalMart, K-Mart, 711, Home Depot, Toys R Us, etc., etc.
    He’ll need a big bus…Mom, Sandra, Hammie, JD and the other brother, Flava, and 200 stooges. Another Partraige Family.

    To be honest, I didn’t know Blaine had a show.