Tickets to see Chris Rock perform are probably the most coveted in comedy right now, as thousands line up to see the comedian in person after he was slapped at the Oscars by Will Smith.
The slap rocked Hollywood and beyond, driving up the cost of tickets to see Rock perform a stand-up this week.
Rock’s Ego Death World Tour kicked off in March, with 38 cities currently lined up for its North American leg.
This week, he performed six shows at the Wilbur Theater in Boston to officially kick off the tour, which marks Rock’s first comedy tour in five years.
After Boston, Rock will perform in Atlantic City on Saturday to a sold-out crowd, then later this month he will travel to Reno, Nevada; Hollywood, Florida; Durham, North Carolina; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Baltimore.
During Wednesday’s show, Rock broke his silence on the situation when he told the audience that he was “still processing what happened, so at some point I will talk about this shit”.
“Let me be all hazy and s***,” Rock said with tears in his eyes. “I don’t have a lot of bullshit to say about it, so if you came here for that… I had written a whole show before this weekend.”
Here’s everything you need to know about Chris Rock’s Ego Death Tour.
“Acclaimed by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of the strongest comedic voices of our generation,” event organizers Live Nation said in a statement. “With a career spanning over three decades, Rock has enjoyed continued success in film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.”
Where does Chris Rock perform on the His Ego Death Tour?
After the Boston stint, Rock’s tour kicks off in Atlantic City on April 2 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, before wrapping up in November at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, home of the infamous slap.
Dates and locations in the United States
April 2 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
April 2 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (LATE SHOW)
April 8 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Casino
April 9 – Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort Casino
April 9 – Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort Casino (LATE SHOW)
April 14 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood
April 15 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood
April 16 – Durham, NC @ DPAC
April 20 – Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Bethlehem
April 21 – Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Bethlehem
April 22 – Baltimore, MD @ The Lyric
May 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Coliseum at Caesars Palace
May 7 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Coliseum at Caesars Palace
June 3 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
June 7 – Columbus, OH @ Ohio Theater
June 9 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theater
June 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theater
June 14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater at the Old National Center
June 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Connor Palace at Playhouse Square
June 18 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
June 21 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theater
June 23 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
June 24 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
June 25 – Mt Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino
July 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Coliseum at Caesars Palace
July 7 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theater Oakland
July 27 – Orlando, Florida @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
July 29 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Fox Theater Atlanta
August 27 – Funner, CA @ Harrah’s Southern California Resort and Casino
August 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theater
September 16 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater Detroit
Sept. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center
October 6 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
October 13 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
October 18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
October 21 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center
October 27 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
November 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dolby Theater
International dates and locations
May 12 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
May 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena Birmingham
May 14 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
May 14 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
How much are Chris Rock’s Ego Death Tour tickets?
Ticket prices on resale sites have surged to see Rock perform live since the Oscars incident, with Variety reporting that tickets selling for $46 on March 18 now cost a minimum of $341 per ticket.
A number of US dates are sold out and ticket prices vary by location.
Check Ticketmaster and ChrisRock.com for the latest updates.
Are Chris Rock’s Ego Death Tour tickets available in secondary marketplaces?
Tickets for the Rock Tour are also available from vendors like TickPick and Stubhub.
Secondary ticketing market TickPick reported that it sold more tickets for Rock’s US tour in the past 24 hours than in the previous month.
StubHub spokesman Mike Silveira said Forbes“At this point in her tour, on an average day, you’d expect to see sales peak in the 24 or 48 hours leading up to a show date as last minute sales roll in, but it’s incredibly unusual to see the peak we experienced.”