Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced Tuesday a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 kicks off on February 13, 2017 in Durham, NC at DPAC. By popular demand, third show added February 13, 2017. The first leg of the TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years and will visit cities throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Detroit and more. More dates will be announced soon. A full list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale now at www.livenation.com and other outlets.
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many memorable moments.
Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.”
With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed. In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014 he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues. His feature acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4”, “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”
His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989-1993.
Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
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For Mature audiences.
Contains strong language and adult themes. Not recommended for children or preteens. Parental discretion advised.
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7:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Open
8:00pm- Performance Begins
*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.
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Safety First - Bag Check
For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches by 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].
Special Cell Phone, Camera, & Recording Devices Policy
Use of cell phones, cameras or recording devices will not be allowed at this event. Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour has partnered with Yondr for all of their events. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Anyone using a cell phone in the seating area will be immediately asked to leave the performance.
To avoid waiting in lines before or after the event to obtain and return Yondr pouches, please consider leaving your phone in your car. For guests with mobile tickets on their phones, we suggest you log into your Ticketmaster account beginning 72 hours before your scheduled performance time and print a PDF of your tickets. This PDF ticket will enable you entry to the event so that you can leave your phone in your car.
We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience. More information can be found here.
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