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Chris Rock Announces His First Tour in Nine Years

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Host Chris Rock attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Chris Rock announced via a Facebook video that he’ll go on a comedy tour next year. Entitled Total Blackout, the stand-up tour with be the comedian’s first in nine years.

“Been a little busy, you know, writing Pootie Tang 3 and everything,” Rock said. “But hey, it’s time.”

Rock has been teasing the news for a while. He mentioned that he was planning a fall tour entitled “The Black Plague” during a 2014 Tonight Show appearance, but the trip never came to fruition. Rock also tweeted the hashtag #blackout before his Oscars hosting gig a few months ago.

In October, Rock signed a $40 million deal with Netflix for two comedy specials, the first of which will be filmed during the Total Blackout tour. The specials will be his first since HBO’s Kill the Messenger in 2008. 

Tickets for the Total Blackout tour go on sale this Friday. Check out the dates and poster below.

Total Blackout Tour 2017

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Total Blackout tour dates:

February 14 – Durham, NC @ DPAC
February 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center for the Arts
February 18 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
February 21-23 – Niagara Falls, ON @ Fallsview Casino Resort
February 24 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
February 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
March 3 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
March 5 – Richmond, VA @ Altrea Theatre
March 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
March 24 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
March 25 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
March 29 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
April 6 – Tulsa, OK @ River Spirit Casino Resort
April 7 – Thackerville, OK @ Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino
April 8 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
April 14 – Tampa, FL @ David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
April 19 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
April 22 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
April 28 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
May 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
May 13 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Center
May 14 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
May 25 – Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center
May 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
June 3 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center