Dave Chappelle is donating all proceeds from his show in Buffalo, New York, on Sunday to honor the families of the 10 people killed in last month’s racially motivated mass shooting at a supermarket.
Before wrapping up her performance at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Chappelle, who booked a last-minute show in Buffalo, made the announcement onstage.
“He said, and I’m paraphrasing, (he) came here to Buffalo to recognize the victims and for these families,” said Kevin Sweeney, director of marketing and communications for Shea’s Performing Arts Center.
At the end of his set, Chappelle recognized the family members of the victims who were in the audience at his invitation.
The show was a whim, according to Sweeney. “I understand he will do things at the last minute,” he added.
Sweeney said his team was “notified on Wednesday” of the performance. Tickets went on sale on Live Nation’s website at 10 a.m. Saturday and sold out within an hour.
HuffPost has reached out to Chappelle’s rep for more details.
Last month, an 18-year-old opened fire outside and inside Tops Friendly Market, killing 10 people. The market is in a predominantly black neighborhood of Buffalo.
Following the deadly mass shooting, it was revealed that the shooter lived approximately 200 miles outside the area and had documented in a newspaper that he intended to live broadcast an attack on blacks.