Internationally Renowned Magician Hans Klok Takes Over Las Vegas
With All-New Production – Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician – Performances Begin July 29, 2019 at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Featuring more than 50 electrifying illusions packed into a 70-minute Las Vegas extravaganza, internationally renowned magician Hans Klok brings his award-winning, world-class magic to Excalibur Hotel & Casino with his new production, Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician. In a new, state-of-the-art, immersive showroom, Klok will suspend his fans’ belief of reality. Show-goers will be mesmerized in this family-friendly, fun-for-all-ages, magical adventure, beginning Monday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now!
“After traveling the world performing illusions for audiences of all ages, including kings, queens and celebrities, I am thrilled to return to Las Vegas to present my all-new show,” says Hans Klok. “I’m looking forward to performing in the new Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur and bringing my magic to ‘the castle’.”
For decades Klok has been entertaining millions in sold-out shows around the globe with his spectacular magic, which is renowned for the speed and agility of his illusions. From China to Dubai, Mexico to Russia, Norway to Canada, Hans has performed in every corner of the world for both royalty and celebrities alike, including Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of Holland, Sir Paul McCartney, Rihanna, P!nk, Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres, Heidi Klum, Sylvester Stallone, Stella McCartney, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, among others. Klok’s 2007 Las Vegas limited engagement, “The Beauty of Magic,” featured Pamela Anderson, from the worldwide TV phenomenon “Baywatch,” at Planet Hollywood.
On February 19, 2019, Hans was Knighted as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, a very exclusive title awarded by the King of The Netherlands to those with exceptional personal commitment, vision and whose achievements are beneficial to both their country and society in general. With that, Excalibur will now be home to an official knight when Klok takes up residency in July.
“I am incredibly honored to be named an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, it was completely unexpected,” says Klok of being named a Knight. “I will not let this award disappear! It is a promising sign for an incredible Las Vegas chapter!”
Adam Steck, Founder & CEO of SPI Entertainment and Producer of the show, said, “I am excited to welcome Hans Klok to the SPI Entertainment lineup of shows and to showcase his world-renowned magic in Las Vegas. Audiences will be amazed by the speed of Hans’ illusions and his incredible, new production.
George Kliavkoff, President of Entertainment & Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, “We look forward to Hans’ arrival this summer at the Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur. Adding an entertainer of his caliber to our lineup will bring another level of entertainment to the Las Vegas Strip.”
Having sold more than three million tickets worldwide, Hans’ new production will also feature his Divas of Magic dancers and one-of-a-kind illusions that will make their debut in the fully immersive, 425-seat Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur. The dazzling venue will feature high-resolution LED walls on the main stage, several performance platforms throughout the showroom, as well as breathtaking special effects, sound and moving light systems. Guests can also enjoy the cozy VIP Booth section and adjacent lounge for pre- and post-show cocktails. All of these elements combined create a visually intoxicating space that allows for large-scale illusions in an intimate showroom.
Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician will perform nightly at 7:30 p.m. (dark Fridays) inside the Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Tickets range from $44.95 to $104.95, plus taxes and fees. For an additional $40, a personalized post-show meet and greet can be added to any ticket type. Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Resorts Box Office. Follow Hans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HansKlokVegas and for more information please visit www.hansklok.vegas
ABOUT HANS KLOK
Hans Klok, internationally acclaimed as The World’s Fastest Illusionist, has for years been entertaining huge audiences around the globe with his explosive and spectacular magic shows, and is renowned for the speed and agility of his illusions. Hans was born in a small town in Holland and first became fascinated with magic when his grandfather gave him a simple box of magic tricks for his tenth birthday, and he soon began giving magic shows at his friends’ birthday parties. With the help of his father, Hans began devising new illusions, and at the age of 14, he won the European Youth Magician Champion Trophy, followed by the Tommy Cooper Trophy two years later. Having mastered the arts of conjuring and close-up magic, Hans began making a name for himself as a serious illusionist and started to get noticed for his legendary speed, which has since become his trademark. In 1990, he performed the world’s fastest transformations and won first prize at the Grand Prix of The Netherlands. He also won first prize at Germany’s most prestigious congress for professional magicians. In 1994, Hans played Las Vegas for the first time to great acclaim and appeared in major TV spectaculars in Germany and Holland. He then went on to play the legendary Loew’s Hotel in Monte Carlo, and had his own major TV spectacular in Holland. By 1996, Hans had developed his characteristic style of using fast, spectacular illusions, making a Mercedes disappear and reappear again a few moments later to the utter amazement of the audience. Hans also performed on NBC’s spectacular “The World’s Greatest Magic,” broadcast live from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, where he performed for a national audience of 60 million people. The following year, Hans amazed a stadium of 55.000 fans in Rotterdam as he let 25 full-grown soccer players emerge from a tiny box. In addition, he was the main attraction in ABC’s “Masters of Magic” show, broadcast from Monte Carlo and hosted by Princess Stephanie of Monaco. In 2004, Hans scored a major first when he undertook the very first tour of China by an international artist, marking the first ever tour of China by an international artist. He performed at 64 venues in eight weeks to an audience of more than 250,000. Hans’ show, “Faster Than Magic,” premiered in January 2007 in Cologne, Germany. Hans then performed his show “Beauty of Magic” at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, assisted live on stage by the world -amous Pamela Anderson. During the nine month run, he mesmerized more than 200,000 spectators with his magic. While being celebrated by the press as the world-wide leading magician, Hans was awarded as the “Magician of the Year 2007” in Los Angeles. From 2013 to 2018 Hans has sold out numerous European tours and appeared on countless TV programs around the globe. One of the highlights was selling out Carre/Amsterdam for five weeks straight for three years in a row and two very successful tours in 2015/2016 and 2017/2018 with over 280,000 tickets sold. Hans is currently getting ready for his new Las Vegas show, which will premiere in July 2019.
ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer Adam Steck, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 2 at MGM Grand, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur, and more. One of SPI’s biggest hits, Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur is one of the longest running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
ABOUT MTT and RAINER HACKL
MTT, Magic Theatre Touring – lead by the CEO Cees Homburg – is the company behind all Hans Klok shows. Together with Rainer Hackl (founder and owner of Germanys based THE ARTIST MANAGEMENT) – being the executive producer of the new Hans Klok show and also the manager of Hans Klok, they have been partners with Hans Klok for more than 20 years and produced and promoted countless sold out shows around the world.
ABOUT EXCALIBUR HOTEL & CASINO
At Excalibur Hotel & Casino, a myriad of entertainment, enjoyable food and comfortable accommodations make for an inviting atmosphere within the castle walls. Featuring the Tournament of Kings dinner show, the all-male revue Thunder From Down Under and the sounds of The Australian Bee Gees, Excalibur also offers dozens of restaurants, shops, a pool complex, a wedding chapel, The Spa at Excalibur and recently refreshed casino floor. Excalibur is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit excalibur.com, call toll free at (800) 937-7777 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.