Magician Mat Franco lands a show on the Las Vegas Strip

Magician Mat Franco lands a show on the Las Vegas Strip
Mat Franco won "America's Got Talent" last summer. Now he's ready to launch his show this summer at The Linq. (Brad Cohen)

The first magician to win NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” lands his own show coming to

this summer.

won season nine of the series with his playful style and lots of interaction with the audience. The 26-year-old Rhode Island native takes over the about-to-be renovated Linq Theater at the resort that hosts

Guy Fieri

’s restaurant and O’Sheas, the Irish casino.

Franco returns to NBC for a series of specials dubbed "Mat Franco's Got Talent," coinciding with his show. He’ll travel across America in preparation for his show opening, performing magic for celebrities, family and friends.

Franco taught himself magic and by age 10 created his own shows. By 15, he was performing at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He honed his improvisational style mainly as a college act.

Tickets go on sale April 22. The show opens June 24.

Tickets: The Linq box office, (855) 234-7469