First ever live tour of New Zealand!
"The undisputed king of magic." - The Times
He's walked on water across the river Thames, levitated above the Shard, walked down the outside of the LA Times Building, made a car appear from light beams, predicted the Soccer World Cup outcome and taken a flight on the side of a bus.
Now, global television star and award-winning magician, Dynamo, is in New Zealand this week to announce his forthcoming first time ever 'Seeing Is Believing' Live New Zealand Tour.
TEG Dainty President and CEO Paul Dainty said he is thrilled to welcome the 'Seeing Is Believing' superstar to New Zealand for the first time: "Dynamo is a supreme master in the art of magic and has made unique connections with a global audience who have truly taken him to their hearts. The 'Seeing Is Believing' tour is one of the biggest box office of recent times, and it's a privilege to be working with a man of the people who has become the rockstar magician of this generation. It's a spectacular full production show and to say there's a wow factor would be an understatement! This is entertainment of the very highest order."
Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, became a superstar of TV when his multiple award-winning television series 'Magician Impossible' quickly established him as one of the world's most popular and best loved magicians. 'Magician Impossible' aired in over 180 territories worldwide, reaching over 400 million cumulative viewers globally.
Here in New Zealand, the first series topped the audience viewing figures for 2013 - our #1 most watched show on TV. Subsequent shows and series had audience figures through the roof with Dynamo having one of the most popular shows in New Zealand television history.
"Spell-binding." - The Guardian
With his 'Seeing Is Believing' Live Tour, Dynamo has taken his magic to unprecedented heights, performing 127 shows in over 10 countries to 600,000+ magic fans across the continents. This includes being the first magician in history to headline the legendary O2 Arena in London. He did this not once, but three times!
But it is Dynamo's contribution to magic that is his most compelling achievement to date. A recipient of the prestigious 'Magician of the Year' award from the Academy of Magical Arts (often referred to as the 'Oscars of Magic'), Dynamo has redefined the shape of modern magic for the millennial generation much like Blaine in the late 90's and David Copperfield in the 1980's.
The autobiographical nature of Dynamo's shows coupled with incredible close-up magic and a Banksy-esque approach to large scale illusion have allowed him to connect with young people and re-energise the genre in a way not seen for a generation. With over 8 million fans across social media and over a billion online views laying testament to this impact, he has quickly secured himself as the most followed magician in the world.
It is this impact that has helped Dynamo transcend the world of magic to become a bonafide pop culture icon, with giants from the worlds of music, film and sport enthralled by his performances. Brad Pitt made a surprise visit to watch Dynamo's live show with his kids, as did fashion icon Kate Moss and artist Damien Hirst. Will Smith called Dynamo's performance "Absolutely astonishing" and Cristiano Ronaldo and Jay-Z have both hired him to perform at private functions.
But despite his undeniable success and ever expanding trophy cabinet, Dynamo remains a humble student of the magical arts, spending most of his time in isolation, honing the skills and ideas necessary to amaze and enthrall his audiences. In a recent interview, Dynamo said "I honestly believe people need magic in their lives as it brings a sense of hope and wonder that is often lost in the day to day."
New Zealand fans will now have their chance to add a bit of that magic into their lives when Dynamo brings his 'Seeing Is Believing' Live Tour to our shores in 2018.