Chris Rock is headlining out on tour in 2017 with his “Total Blackout Tour” and it all kicks off on February 14th in Durham, NC at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC).
Standup comedian Christopher Julius Rock III was born on February 7, 1965 in Andrews, SC. Rock is a comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. Getting his start in 1984 in New York City, Rock was created a name for himself causing Comedy Central to vote him the fifth-greatest stand-up comedian. With accolades like that you can see why Chris Rock sells out venues coast-to-coast.
In New York, Chris Rock impressed his audience with his comedy and in particular Eddie Murphy. Murphy gave Chris Rock his first show and gave him a small part in “Beverly Hills Cop III”. Rock was and instant hit and fans lineup nationwide to buy tickets to the comedian’s movies and standup comedy routines.
Saturday Night Live came calling from 1990-1993, playing characters like Nat X and Buster Jenkins. After leaving Saturday Night Live, he began his career in film. Starring in such films as Down to Earth, Head of State, the Madagascar film series, Grown Ups, its sequel Grown Ups 2 (, Top Five, and a series of acclaimed comedy specials for HBO. He developed, wrote, and narrated the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris” which ran for four years.
Chris Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 and the 88th Academy Awards in 2016. Over his career he has won four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards.
2017 Chris Rock Tour Dates
Feb. 14 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Feb. 16 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Aronoff Center For The Arts
Feb. 18 – Columbus, Ohio, Palace Theatre
Feb. 21 – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Feb. 22 – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Feb. 23 – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Feb. 24 – Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
Feb. 25 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre
March 3 – Denver, Colo., Bellco Theatre
March 5 – Richmond, Va., Altria Theater
March 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Orpheum Theatre
March 24 – Birmingham, Ala., Concert Hall At The BJCC
March 25 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre
March 29 – Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live
April 6 – Tulsa, Okla., River Spirit Casino
April 7 – Thackerville, Okla., WinStar Global Event Center
April 8 – St. Louis, Mo., Peabody Opera House
April 14 – Tampa, Fla., David A. Straz Jr. Center For The Performing Arts
April 19 – Cleveland, Ohio, State Theatre
April 22 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun
April 28 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre
May 3 – Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Theatre
May 13 – Sugar Land, Texas, Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
May 14 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert Hall
May 17 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Benedum Center
May 25 – Cherokee, N.C., Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
May 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
June 3 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
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