Magician Adam Wilber and U2 Tribute Band Unforgettable Fire to perform June 25 & 26
Laconia, N.H. (June 17, 2021) – Magic, mentalism and a U2 tribute band will take over the recently-reopened Lakeport Opera House to cap off the month of June. World famous master magician, Adam Wilber, will perform an interactive show on June 25 while June 26 will be a musical performance by well-known U2 tribute band, Unforgettable Fire. These two performances will take place at the newly renovated Opera House and provide a unique entertainment experience.
“I can’t wait to see Adam Wilber and Unforgettable Fire perform,” said New Hampshire-native Scott Everett who is the Opera House’s owner and developer. “This will be two very different but memorable nights that will have spectators on their feet singing popular U2 songs while others will be left with questions after Adam’s awe-inspiring show.”
As the Opera House’s first magic show in over 60 years, Adam Wilber, master magician, mentalist and mind reader, will wow spectators at his interactive show on Friday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Wilber is well-known as one of a few magicians who have been successful on the popular TV show, Penn & Teller Fool Us, where aspiring magicians from all over the world perform tricks to attempt to fool the world-famous magician duo.
“Being able to perform my show for the general public in my home state of New Hampshire is something I’ve dreamt about for years,” said Wilber who hails from Hanover. “I am ecstatic that the time has finally come for this dream to become a reality, thanks to the Lakeport Opera House.”
Wilber, owner of a magic company Vulpine Creations which sells magic training courses and an exclusive line of cutting-edge magic products, has garnered over 20 million views on YouTube with spots on Discovery Channel, CW and SyFy. He will be joined by New England-native, Evan Northrup, for a show that will blend storytelling with illusion, magic and mentalism. This is the first and only public show that Wilber will be performing.
The weekend will be unforgettable as Unforgettable Fire, a U2 tribute show, will cap off the weekend with a performance on Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. Unforgettable Fire, or “UF”, began performing in 1995 and is one of the very first U2 tribute bands to perform in America. After 26 years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. The members of UF are also very dedicated fans of U2 and will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity. In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-Boy to the most recent Songs of Experience, the band does everything in their power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert experience for their audience. On occasion, they are known to join U2 on stage for performance as well as having the original band members join UF for performance.
With a 200-seat layout built for comfort, style and mobility, every seat in the house has unobstructed views, cocktail service and the best sounds system for an experience unlike anything else in the area. Over $1 million was invested in the Opera House renovation which opened on June 11 after being closed for 60 years. Originally built in 1882, this venue mixes modern design elements with historic charm for a unique cultural experience. The Opera House will be home to live musical performances, theatre productions, comedians, magicians as well as being host to community-focused events, weddings, and private and corporate gatherings. Once a mainstay of Laconia’s Lakeport community, the Opera House will once again be center stage for all of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
Other scheduled performances include: country artist David Nail on July 2 and 3, The Little Mermen – NYC’s premier Disney cover band on July 11, Dancing Dream: ABBA Tribute on July 17, David Clark’s Songs in the Attic on July 31, Steve Sweeney Comedy on August 5, Recycled Percussion on August 6 & 7 and medium Maureen Hancock on August 8.
For more information on events and to purchase tickets in advance, visit lakeportopera.com.