David Blaine announced Ascension, his first major stunt in a decade; an online-only event to take place exclusively on his YouTube channel.
Magician David Blaine, mostly known for his stunts broadcast live on TV, is now taking his “magic” exclusively online – specifically to YouTube. This week he announced his first major live event in a decade called “Ascension” which will take place exclusively on YouTube.
As part of Ascension, Blaine will attach himself to helium balloons, with the goal of floating across the Hudson River – from New Jersey to New York. The event has been scheduled for August 31st and will take several hours.
It’s being sponsored by Verizon and was created in partnership with YouTube Originals.
This stunt has been 10 years in the making.
Let's turn worry into wonder and take magic to new heights. #DavidBlaineAscension, August 31st only on @YouTube Join me on the ascent: https://t.co/bVy2WU5kvM #youtubeoriginals pic.twitter.com/eke9hZ8zOq
— David Blaine (@davidblaine) August 12, 2020
This is the musician’s second special event to take place during the COVID-19 pandemic; the first involved magic tricks over video call during an ABC special in April.
Blaine’s tricks have been doing very well on YouTube, lately, with his recent Drake magic trick getting nearly 3 million views, the other with Margot Robbie getting nearly 2 million views, and another with Jimmy Fallon over 30 million views.
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