Chris Rock Announces Total Blackout Stand-Up Tour

Comedian to embark on first full-scale world tour in nine years with "all-new material"

Chris Rock will embark on his first full-scale world tour in nine years when the comedian hits the road on his Total Blackout stand-up tour in 2017.

"Tonight, I am announcing that I, Chris Rock, am going on tour," Rock said in a Facebook Live video Monday outside Los Angeles' famed Comedy Store. "The Total Blackout tour is coming to your town in 2017… First time in nine years, haven't done it in awhile. Been a little busy, You know, writing Pootie Tang 3 and everything. But hey, it's time."

Rock also promised he would perform "all-new material" on the Total Blackout tour, which borrows its title from his pre-Oscars tweet where he promised a "#blackout" at the Academy Awards he was hosting.

In October, Rock hinted that he would go out on tour after it was revealed that he had reached a deal to bring two stand-up specials to Netflix, the comedian's first specials since 2008's Kill the Messenger. The first of two specials will be filmed during the Total Blackout tour.

Tickets for Rock's tour start going on sale on December 7th on Live Nation.

Fans who want a preview of Rock in action can check out Rock's pair of shows tonight at Los Angeles' Hollywood Improv.

Chris Rock 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