Chris Rock’s ‘Blackout’ To Roll Through North America

Comedy legend Chris Rock is headed back on the road for the first time in nine years, and he is bringing brand new material.

The comedian made the announcement through a video on Facebook yesterday. In it, he is outside the  in West Hollywood, Calif., before an amateur night and reminisces over his own time there with the likes of Sam Kinison and promises more laughs to come.

The new tour, titled “Total Blackout,” starts Feb. 14 in Durham, N.C. at the . From there, Rock has shows across the country over the next few months, eventually ending at  in Atlantic City, N.J. on June 3.

Rock first entered the spotlight on Saturday Night Live, but came into his own through his comedy specials. In his heyday programs like “Bring The Pain,” “Bigger and Blacker” and “Never Scared” earned him accolades like “the funniest man in America” according to Time Magazine.

Check out this clip to see him at his peak:

Here is the routing:

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.
The presale for these shows starts Dec. 7. The general onsale opens Dec. 9. At 10 a.m. local time.

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