Last Updated on March 26, 2023
David Blaine is a magician and extreme illusionist who has performed death-defying stunts around the globe. Blaine will continue to push the limits of what’s possible during his David Blaine Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Las Vegas.
He was just 23 years old when Street Magic aired on ABC, and now at 49, he’s had years to perfect his craft. You may have seen magic shows in Las Vegas before, but you’ve never seen it done quite like this.
David Blaine Stunts
David Blaine is best known for his extreme stunts that captivate audiences and other magicians alike. Before you see this stunt artist live on the Las Vegas Strip, let’s review his biggest stunts to date. He’s received praise from other big-name magicians, including Michael Carbonaro.
Ascension was David Blaine’s most recent stunt, which began on September 2nd, 2020. The stunt involved Blaine going 24,900 feet above sea level, suspended by 52 helium-filled balloons. Once he reached this altitude, David let go of the balloons and parachuted safely down to a flat ravine. To make this even better, all the biodegradable balloons were retrieved after the stunt was complete.
More than 400 million users watched the live-streamed Electrified stunt from David Blaine in 2012. In this stunt, Blaine stood on a 22-foot high pillar for a shocking 73 hours. During those 73 hours, seven Tesla coils continuously discharged one million volts of electricity directly at David in a surprising test of endurance.
Dressed for Dinner
In 2009, David Blaine went off the coast of Guadalupe, where he stayed in the water for several days swimming with two dozen great white sharks. During the stunt, he was armed with nothing but a tuxedo from designer Adam Kimmel. This stunt was turned into a short film.
In the stunt Bullet Catch, David Blaine put a metal cup in his mouth before catching a .22 caliber bullet fired from a rifle. The stunt was first shown on a TV appearance and then used during a live show in 2015 for 20,000 audience members.
Above the Below
In 2003 David Blaine did one of his most famous and controversial stunts of all time called Above the Below. This stunt lasted for 44 days, during which David was suspended in a transparent plastic box above the river Thames. During the stunt, Blaine had no nutrients or food besides 4.5 liters of water per day.
Vertigo was a stunt performed in 2002. This stunt lasted 35 hours. During that time, David Blaine stood 100 feet high on a 22-inch wide pillar. He had no sleep, safety net, or harness to keep him safe during the stunt. Fifty thousand live spectators watched in awe as he ended the stunt by jumping onto a layer of cardboard boxes.
Blaine brought the fear of drowning to life in a large water-filled sphere. He stayed in the sphere for seven long days and nights, breathing and eating only through tubes placed into the sphere. By the end of the stunt, David was suffering liver and kidney damage which just goes to show his dedication to his craft.
In April 2008, David Blaine set the world record for breath holding after he successfully held his breath for a mindblowing 17 minutes and 4 seconds. The stunt was shown on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Frozen in Time
In November 2000, David Blaine was encased in a large block of ice in Times Square. The endurance stunt lasted 63 hours, 42 minutes, and 15 seconds. Live spectators stopped to watch the stuntman fight through sleep deprivation and extreme cold before he was freed with chainsaws.
Buried Alive was the first public endurance stunt from David Blaine. This stunt broke new ground when it had Blaine buried underground in a Plexiglas coffin for seven days and nights with nothing but liquids to survive. The coffin was placed under a 3-ton water tank to add to the initial fear factor.
David Blaine Show Dates & Times
There are only a few show dates remaining in David Blaine’s first-ever residency at Resorts World Las Vegas, but new dates may be added in the future. All his Las Vegas shows begin at 8 PM, and doors open an hour before.
- April 28, 29
- May 5, 6
- June 2,3
- July 14, 15
Resorts World Theater
Resorts World Theatre, the newest theatre on the strip, was specially designed to provide unobstructed views and excellent audio from every seat. Even the furthest seats are still just 150 feet from the stage, so there’s truly no bad seat in the house.
Best Seats for David Blaine
The best seats for David Blaine are in the Front Orchestra sections at Resorts World Theatre. Rear orchestra sections are more affordable with a similar audience experience and don’t sell out as quickly as the front orchestra tickets.
David Blaine Las Vegas Tickets
David Blaine tickets can be purchased starting at just $43. All tickets are sold with a best-price guarantee.