Chris Rock’s upcoming comedy tour sees a surge in ticket sales after Slap

If there’s one thing people love, it’s drama, and after Chris Rock was slapped on national television by Will Smith for disrespecting Jada Pinkett Smith, people apparently rushed to the opportunity to buy tickets for the comedian’s next tour.

According to Variety, secondary ticket purchase site Tick reported that they sold more tickets to Rock shows last night than they did in the past month.

TickPick added that the price of tickets in the secondary market jumped more than 200%, from $46 per ticket on March 18 to a low of $341 now.

Rock is heading to his Ego Death World Tour and will be performing alongside Kevin Hart, in what they call Only headliners are allowed,​​​​​​​ for a few dates later this summer at locations in New York and New Jersey.

“Ego Death World Tour 2022 brand new very personal and very funny introspective material,” Rock wrote in the caption announcing the tour. “I can’t wait to show you. The link for the tickets is in my bio.

Ego Death World Tour will also mark Rock’s first comedy tour in over five years. It is scheduled to stop in 30 cities and Rock is also scheduled to perform at the Wilbur Theater in Boston from March 30 to April 1. Tickets for this show are still available on the secondary market.

“Lauded by peers and critics, Chris Rock is one of the strongest comedic voices of our generation,” Live Nation said of Rock in a statement, per Variety. “With a career spanning over three decades, Rock has enjoyed continued success in film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.”

Given the media hailstorm surrounding the incident at the Oscars, Will’s slap will likely be a topic of conversation during the show.

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