The Acclaimed Comedian’s First Tour of Australia in 9 Years!
Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, will return to Australia as part of his highly anticipated all-new tour THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017.
The tour kicks off on Friday 23 June at Perth Arena and will travel to Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre on Saturday 24 June, Melbourne’s Hisense Arena on Monday 26 June and finishes at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Wednesday 28.
THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 is currently touring the US to rave reviews and is the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years.
Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG Dainty promoted Rock’s 2008 tour of Australia said today “Chris Rock fans are in for a night of spectacular comedy, Chris is one of the greatest comedians of our time and I am delighted he is touring Australia again.”
Tickets for the Australian shows will go on sale at 12noon local time on Friday 24 March. A Telstra pre-sale starts at 12noon on Monday 20 March (local time) through to 12noon on Wednesday 22 March. Go to telstra.com/arts for details.
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many memorable moments. Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.”
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. In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed. In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014 he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues. His feature acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4”, “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”
His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989-1993.
Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
Chris Rock toured Australia for the very first time in August 2008, 9 years later THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 will be his second tour of Australia.
Tickets on sale to general public 12pm local time Friday, 24th March
Friday, 23rd June
Perth Arena, Perth
Saturday, 24th June
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Monday, 26th June
Hisense Arena, Melbourne
Wednesday, 28th June
Quodos Bank Arena, Sydney