Chris Rock’s Upcoming Comedy Tour Ticket Sales Skyrocket After Will Smith Altercation
After Chris Rock was slapped on national television by Will Smith for disrespecting Jada Pinkett Smith, people jumped at the chance to buy tickets for the comedian's upcoming tour.
Variety reported that the secondary ticket purchasing site TickPick, that they sold more tickets for Rock's shows last night than they had in the past month.
In addition, TickPick noted that the price for the tickets on the secondary market had risen over 200 percent from $46 per ticket on March 18 to a minimum of $341 now.
This summer, Rock will perform with Kevin Hart on the Only Headliners Allowed Tour in New York and New Jersey.
“Ego Death World Tour 2022 all new material introspective very personal and very funny,” Rock wrote in the caption announcing the tour. “Can’t wait to show you. The link for tickets is in my bio.”
The Ego Death World Tour will be Rock's first comedy tour in over five years. In addition to making stops in 30 cities, Rock will perform at Boston's Wilbur Theatre from March 30 to April 1. Tickets for that show are still available on the secondary market.
“Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices,” Live Nation said of Rock in a statement, per Variety. “With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.”
The media storm surrounding Will's slap at the Oscars is likely to be the topic of conversation in his shows.