Tue, Dec 6

Chris Rock is kicking off his tour at DPAC on February 14, 2017

Once in a Lifetime Event

The Acclaimed Comedian’s First Tour in 9 Years Starts
February 14 in Durham, North Carolina at DPAC

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February 14


Great Seats on sale Friday, December 9 at 10am online at DPACnc.com, Livenation.com, the Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, and Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

(December 6, 2016) – Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 kicks off on February 14, 2017 in Durham, NC at DPAC. 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 Friday, December 9 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.


All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Durham, NC


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cincinnati, OH

Aronoff Center

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Columbus, OH

Palace Theatre

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Niagara Falls, ON

Fallsview Casino Resort*

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Niagara Falls, ON

Fallsview Casino Resort*

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Niagara Falls, ON

Fallsview Casino Resort*

Friday, February 24, 2017

Reno, NV

Reno Events Center

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Phoenix, AZ

Comerica Theatre

Friday, March 3, 2017

Denver, CO

Bellco Theatre

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Richmond, VA

Altria Theater

Friday, March 10, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

Orpheum Theatre

Friday, March 24, 2017

Birmingham, AL

BJCC Concert Hall

Saturday, March 25, 2017

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hollywood, FL

Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tulsa, OK

River Spirit Casino Resort*

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thackerville, OK

WinStar World Casino*

Saturday, April 8, 2017

St. Louis, MO

Peabody Opera House

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tampa, FL

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cleveland, OH

State Theatre

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun*

Friday, April 28, 2017

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Indianapolis, IN

Murat Theatre

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sugar Land, TX

Smart Financial Centre

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Austin, TX

Bass Concert Hall

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA

Benedum Center

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cherokee, NC

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Centre*

Friday, May 26, 2017

Atlanta, GA

Fox Theater

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Atlantic City, NJ

Borgata Hotel Casino*

* - Not a Live Nation promoted show