Chris Rock

Chris Rock is about to bring the pain all over again, and this time in 2017. The legendary comedian just announced his first stand-up tour in nearly ten years is about to kick off.

Chris Rock posted a Facebook Live video on Monday from the famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard to tell his fans that they will get a chance to see him up close and personal in just a few months. Rock announced that although he's been too busy to go on tour in the past few years, the time is finally right for his return to stand-up with 2017's Total Blackout tour.

Tonight, I am announcing that I, Chris Rock, am going on tour. That's right; the Total Blackout tour is coming to your town in 2017... First time in nine years, haven't done it in awhile. Been a little busy, you know, writing Pootie Tang 3 and everything. But hey, it's time, OK.

The 28-city North American is set to kick off on Valentine's Day in Durham, North Carolina and continue until June 3 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You can check out the tour dates and purchase tickets on Chris Rock's website. Check out the full Total Blackout tour announcement video below.

A Big Announcement...

Posted by Chris Rock on Monday, December 5, 2016

Chris Rock goes on to promise that he's got brand new material for his audiences, and shared the Total Blackout tour poster on his Twitter account.

Prior to the new tour announcement, Chris Rock had already penned a $40 million deal with Netflix for two new comedy specials for the streaming platform --- one of which will be taped during his Total Blackout tour. So even if you can't get tickets to one the tour dates yourself, you'll still be able to watch Chris Rock back in action on Netflix soon enough.

The upcoming tour will be Chris Rock's most notable return to his stand-up roots since the mid-2000s. In recent years, Rock has become more known for acting and directing roles, having created his autobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris and his 2014 film Top Five, among various other projects. Although he's been focusing on his acting more largely, Rock has also used various hosting spots to show that he can still command an audience. In 2014, Rock hosted the BET Awards and an episode of Saturday Night Live, delivering a stand-up monologue at both events, and even more recently, Rock hosted this year's Academy Awards and addressed the hot-button issue of the Oscar nominees being largely white.

You can preorder tickets for Chris Rock's new tour on his website.

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