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I saw him twice in the early 80's. The first time he opened with a very entertaining "Backstage with the magician" type routine where he appears at the end. His closer for that show was the Tower illusion. I hadn't seen the TV special with it so it was a really great surprise. After the show he came out on stage and signed stuff for people. I got him to sign my Tannen's catalogue with him on the cover.
The second show I saw which may have been his very next tour (was around 1985) was the escape from Alcatraz as the closer. I had seen the TV special so it was pretty cool to see live!

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On Mar 13, 2007, Banester wrote:
Illusion77, here is a great link to most of everything David has ever performed weather it be on the stage or TV.

http://www.tonyko.com/_TheIllusions/illusions_tour.asp

Almost forgot, also on this website there are still pictures of all his performances of his specials:

http://www.tonyko.com/_TheIllusions/illusions_tv.asp



Good evening friends! Unfortunately, the site was recently closed. Is there a list of effects each tour Copperfield? I searched for a very long time. Thank you for any help!
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I have saved the list of illusions performed on tour off of Tony's site, as well as included the list of illusions that I personally saw him perform whenever he came here to Tampa which will be noted-

LIVE ON STAGE- 1983

Backstage with the Magician
Dancing Cane/ Levitating Woman
Make Your Own Magician
Shrinking Man in Bag
David's Dancing Handkerchief
Parking Ticket
The Ballerina
The 50's
Orange, Lemon, Egg and Canary
Room Service
Black Tower of Mystery
Psycho
Levitating a Woman
The 50's
Memories (The Attic)
Walking through a Steel Wall
Levitating a Ferrari

LIVE ON STAGE- 1984

Backstage with the Magician
Dancing Cane/ Levitating Woman
Make Your Own Magician
Shrinking Man in Bag
David's Dancing Handkerchief
Parking Ticket
Duck-o-matic
SLOW Mo Duck
The Ballerina
The 50's
Orange, Lemon, Egg and Canary
Room Service
Black Tower of Mystery
Psycho
Levitating a Woman
The 50's
Memories (The Attic)
Walking through a Steel Wall
Levitating a Ferrari

LIVE ON STAGE- 1985

Crystal Smoke Chamber
Backstage with the Magician
Dancing Cane/ Levitating Woman
Seeing through a Woman
Make Your Own Magician
Shrinking Man in Bag
David's Dancing Handkerchief
Parking Ticket
Duck-o-matic
Levitating a Ferrari
Death Defying Duck
SLOW Mo Duck
The Ballerina
The 50's
Mr. Copperfields Neighborhood
Orange, Lemon, Egg and Canary
Room Service
Black Tower of Mystery
Dream Vision
Psycho
Kid Buster
Levitating a Woman
Origami
The 50's
Memories
Walking through a Steel Wall
Levitating a Ferrari

LIVE ON STAGE- 1986

Crystal Smoke Chamber
Backstage with the Magician
Dancing Cane/ Levitating Woman
Seeing through a Woman
Make Your Own Magician
Shrinking Man in Bag
David's Dancing Handkerchief
Parking Ticket
Duck-o-matic
Levitating a Ferrari
Death Defying Duck
SLOW Mo Duck
The Ballerina
The 50's
Mr. Copperfields Neighborhood
Orange, Lemon, Egg and Canary
Room Service
Black Tower of Mystery
Dream Vision
Psycho
Kid Buster
Levitating a Woman
Origami
The 50's
Memories
Walking through a Steel Wall
Levitating a Ferrari

THE MAGIC OF DAVID Copperfield- 1987

Crystal Smoke Chamber
Death Defying Duck
Run Duck Run
Levitating a Woman
On The Edge
Duck-o-matic
Black Tower of Mystery
Card from Paper
Time Warp
The Cremation
Memories
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Mr. Rogers Bandana Trick
Dream Vision
Seeing Through A Woman
Orange, Lemon, Egg & Canary
Poultry In Motion
Slo-Mo Duck
Webster & Consuelo Restored
Escape From Alcatraz
Table Of Death
Death Saw

THE MAGIC OF DAVID Copperfield- 1988

Crystal Smoke Chamber
Death Defying Duck
Run Duck Run
Blaney Levitation
On The Edge
Duck-o-matic
Dancing Ties
Card from Paper
Time Warp
The Cremation
Memories
Telementalist
$100 Bill Switch
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Mr. Rogers Bandana Trick
Dream Vision
Seeing Through A Woman
Twist-Her
Pole Levitation
Poultry In Motion
Slo-Mo Duck
Origami
Webster & Consuelo Restored
Escape From Alcatraz
Table Of Death
Death Saw

THE MAGIC OF DAVID Copperfield- 1989

Harley's Ghost
Death Defying Duck
Run Duck Run
On The Edge
Duck-o-matic
Black Tower of Mystery
Dancing Ties
Card from Paper
Time Warp
The Cremation
The Slicer
Walking Through A Mirror
Memories
Telementalist
Camera Trick
$100 Bill Switch
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Dream Vision
Seeing Through A Woman
Twist-Her
Ring On Hour Glass
Pole Levitation
Poultry In Motion
Slo-Mo Duck
Origami
Webster & Consuelo Restored
Escape From Alcatraz
Table Of Death
Death Saw
Motorcycle Disappearance

THE MAGIC OF DAVID Copperfield- 1990

Harley's Ghost
Death Defying Duck
Run Duck Run
Levitating a Woman
On The Edge
Duck-o-matic
Black Tower of Mystery
Dancing Ties
Card from Paper
Time Warp
The Cremation
The Slicer
Walking Through A Mirror
Memories
Telementalist
Camera Trick
$100 Bill Switch
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Mr. Rogers Bandana Trick
Dream Vision
Seeing Through A Woman
Orange, Lemon, Egg & Canary
Twist-Her
Ring On Hour Glass
Pole Levitation
Poultry In Motion
Slo-Mo Duck
Origami
Webster & Consuelo Restored
Escape From Alcatraz
Table Of Death
Death Saw
Motorcycle Disappearance

RADICAL NEW ILLUSIONS- 1991-1992

Elevator
Head Mover
Dancing Ties
Squeeze Box
Graffiti Wall
Telementalist
Origami Box
Card from Paper
Slicer
Rope Trick
An Encounter With Orson Wells
Mind Control
Big Black Box
Card In Balloon
Floating Rose
Interlude
Shot Thru The Heart
Brazilian Water Levitation
Poultry In Motion
Death Saw
Twist-Her
The Escape Lesson
Motorcycle Disappearance

MAGIC FOR THE 90s- 1992-1993

Heaven on the Seventh Floor
Head MOVER
Squeeze Box
Graffiti Wall
Interlude
Air Coppers
Blueprint for Mystery
Rope Trick
A Miracle Up Close
Origami Box
Mr. Rogers Bandana Trick
Table of Death
Brazilian Water Levitation
After Hours
Dancing Ties
Camera Trick
Seeing Through A Woman
Passions Prisoner
An Encounter with Orson WELLES
Twister
Memories
Psycho Shower Scene
On the Edge
Mind Control
Shot Thru The Heart
Time Control
Time Warp
Death Saw
Run Duck Run
Floating Rose
Flying
Escape Lesson
Motorcycle Disappearance

BEYOND IMAGINATION/15 YEARS OF MAGIC- 1994

The Elevator
Head Mover
Graffiti
Squeeze Box
C&R Rope
Interlude
Air Coppers
Blue Print For Mystery
The Blade
Video Intermission- Building Escape
Vertical Asrah
Rose
Flying
Snow

1994 TAMPA- MY FIRST Copperfield SHOW

The Elevator- Was late to show, didn't get to see this
Head Mover- Came into theater mid-way through this one
Graffiti
Squeeze Box
C&R Rope
Interlude
Blue Print For Mystery
The Blade
Video Intermission- Building Escape
Vertical Asrah
Rose
Twister
Flying
Snow
Post Show Announcement- "David will be back next year with all new illusions, & he will come out into the lobby to sign autographs...."

This was the last year he ever did post show autographs in the lobby

BEYOND IMAGINATION 1995- didn't go to this one, filmed Unexplained Forces in Tampa this tour!

Heaven on the Seventh Floor
Death Saw
The Laser
Metamorphosis/Cocoon
Graffiti Wall
The Blade
The Fan
Vanishing Egg
Floating Table
Grandpa's Four Aces
Barclay House
Snow

THE MAGIC IS BACK- 1996

Elevator- Unexplained Forces Ghost Scrim
Death Saw- Mea Culpa Intro
Grandpa
Cocoon
Graffiti
The Blade- First appearance
An Invention (Arm Zig Zag)- First Appearance
The Laser (First Appearance)
Linking Finger Rings (First Appearance)
The Fan- DC reappeared in same row I was in a few seats down
Video- Fires of Passion
Vertical Asrah
Barclay House
Rose
Snow

DREAMS & NIGHTMARES- 1997

Elevator- Icarus Scrim, little boy DC walks out & throws confetti, then walks around elevator prop
Death Saw- New music intro, saw starts sideways
Grandpa
Cocoon- Little DC walks with real DC around cocoon table
Graffiti
Uncle Morti & Aunt Ida
An Invention
The Laser
Linking Finger Rings
The Fan
Intermission- Chris Kenner
Voyeur (First Appearance)
Rose
Flying
Snow

DREAMS & NIGHTMARES- 1998

Elevator- Icarus Scrim
Late Audience Members
Death Saw
Grandpa
Cocoon
Graffiti
Uncle Morti & Aunt Ida
An Invention
The Laser
Linking Finger Rings- Usher wouldnt get out of the screen shot
The Fan
Intermission- Chris Kenner
Voyeur
The Tides- First Appearance
Interactive Moon Cards
Rose
Flying
Snow

U!- Germany- 1998

One
Thumbs
Uncle Morti & Aunt Ida
The Laser
The Tides
An Invention
Cocoon
Moon Telepathy
Dancing Ties
Moon: Interactive Experience
The Fan
Intermission Video- Illusion Montage
Tearable (Magic In Your Hands)
Panty Swap
Flying
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JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME- TAMPA 2000- didn't do planned set, this was when his equipment was held hostage in Russia

The Elevator- Orient Express Woman Face Scrim
Thumbs- First Appearance
Headmover
Rap Names For Webster
Death Saw- Aliens Score Intro
Graffiti
Squeeze Box- Nation
Moon Card Rise- First Appearance
Blue Print for Mystery
Floating Table
Vertical Asrah
Video- Fires of Passion
Interactive Moon Cards
Slow-mo Duck
Rose
Motorcycle Vanish- Appeared 2 rows behind me, looked me in the eye & waved. Took some pictures with his motorcycle

UNKNOWN DIMENSION- didn't come to Tampa

One
Laser
Prediction Box
Magic in Your Hands
Slo-Mo Quarter
Rising Moon Card
Squeezebox
Moon Interactive
Test Conditions
Voyeur
Panty Swap
Slo-Mo Duck
The Disappearance
Thirteen

PORTAL- FEB 16TH, 2002- 8 Illusions, 5 Closed curtain effects

Harley's Ghost
Thumbs
Laser
Post Card For Val- Football
Thru Steel
Panty Swap
Squeeze Box- Smack My !@#$% Up
ESP Cards
Back Cracker
Binky
Scorpion- This was before he named the scorpion Anthrax. In this show, it was "Blacky"
Intermission Video- Fan Submissions
Voyeur
Lottery
Slow-Mo Duck
Portal
Thirteen

AN INTIMATE EVENING OF GRAND ILLUSION- FEBRUARY 1st, 2003- 6 Illusions, 5 Closed Curtain FX

Copperfield On PA- Moment of silence for Columbia disaster
Harley's Ghost- Orient Express scrim
Thumbs
Thru Steel
Post Card for Karen
Sonogram (New Illusion)
Squeeze Box
Home Videos
Anthrax
Grandpa's Dream
Slow-Mo Duck
Portal
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AN INTIMATE EVENING OF GRAND ILLUSION- 2005

Harley's Ghost
Thumbs
Thru Steel
Post Card
Sonogram
Squeeze Box
Home Videos
Anthrax
Grandpa's Dream
Slow-Mo Duck
Portal
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AN INTIMATE EVENING OF GRAND ILLUSION- 2006

Video Intro- 9:25
Harley's Ghost
Thumbs
Thru Steel
Post Card for Karen
Sonogram (New Illusion)
Squeeze Box
Intermission- Awards Video
Anthrax
Grandpa's Dream
Slow-Mo Duck
Portal
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AN INTIMATE EVENING OF GRAND ILLUSION- 2009

Harley's Ghost
Thumbs
Webster's Intro
Late Audience Members
Thru Steel
Air Coppers
Dancing Ties
Webster's Back
Squeeze Box
Intermission Video- Fires of Passion
Anthrax
Grandpa's Dream
Slow-Mo Duck
Rose
The Fan
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ILLUSIONS NOT ON A TV SPECIAL

Linking Finger Rings
Chris Kenner Performance
Celebrity Portraits
Thru Steel
Anthrax
Back Cracker
Binky's Final Performance
Lottery Prediction
Appearing Convertible
Floating Audience Member
Words
Popping Balloon
Future Email
Atilla
Frank

One time when he was doing Anthrax, when he was holding the scorpion over the fanned cards to find the selected card, he dropped the cards on the floor. He said- "Time for a back up plan, Everybody back up." He picked up all of the cards & left them as they were, so now some cards were face up, some face down, & went to do it again. So now this made it even more impossible. Of course, he got it a second time, which made it even better.

I am also curious as to what some of the other pieces that wasnt in a TV special are that I havent seen, or don't know what the effect is-

A Miracle Up Close
Make Your Own Magician
Parking Ticket
Time Warp
Time Control
The Cremation
Card From Paper- Could this be "Mind Reading Duck"?
Mind Control
The Escape Lesson
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Great lists! Thanks for sharing. I'd be curious to know what the ESP Cards/Celebrity Portraits effect was from the Portal 2002 show, do you remember the presentation?
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The esp cards were called “espn” - it wasn’t particularly memorable... I saw it twice and really don’t remember the effect. I remember envelops and celebrities photos in the envelopes and the envelopes were handed out to people in the front row. Kinda like the phone book trick where people remove the cards from the envelope and it matches the phone number? Only instead of cards with numbers, it was celebrity head shots?

This was also when the “baby picks a card” trick and dancing panties was in the show.... some kinda odd stuff was in that tour ha.
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Also when I saw Journey of a Lifetime in Nashville it was roughly this - (don’t remember the order, the middle is pretty mixed up)

One
Thumbs
Moon Prediction
Couch levitation
Cocoon
Grandpas Aces
Laser
Duck bucket
Test Conditions
Squeeze box
Interactive moon cards
The fan
Flying
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I don’t think Vouyer was in there, but it could have been. I remember seeing it live multiple times, but I think it was on the Portal tour and not at this show.
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You will be able to hear David himself talk about some of the illusions he created that never made it to the stage or TV on the Season Finale of The Magicians' Podcast on June 21st:

https://magicianspodcast.podbean.com
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