PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017
–The Acclaimed Comedian’s First Tour in 9 Years Starts February 14 in Durham, North Carolina–
SECOND SHOW ADDED
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 | 8:00PM | BENEDUM CENTER
TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10:00AM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA–Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 kicks off on February 14, 2017 in Durham, NC at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The first leg of the TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years and will visit cities throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Detroit and more. More dates will be announced soon. A full list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 at www.livenation.com and other outlets. This event is presented by Live Nation.
In Pittsburgh, Chris Rock The Total Blackout Tour 2017 will perform on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. (sold out), and a second show has been added due to overwhelming demand for Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center, 237, 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Tickets go on sale for the second show on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ($49.50-$125.00) and will be available through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s ticket sources online at www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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 – THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
|Tuesday, February 14, 2017||Durham, NC||Durham Performing Arts Center|
|Thursday, February 16, 2017||Cincinnati, OH||Aronoff Center|
|Saturday, February 18, 2017||Columbus, OH||Palace Theatre|
|Tuesday, February 21, 2017||Niagara Falls, ON||Fallsview Casino Resort*|
|Wednesday, February 22, 2017||Niagara Falls, ON||Fallsview Casino Resort*|
|Thursday, February 23, 2017||Niagara Falls, ON||Fallsview Casino Resort*|
|Friday, February 24, 2017||Reno, NV||Reno Events Center|
|Saturday, February 25, 2017||Phoenix, AZ||Comerica Theatre|
|Friday, March 3, 2017||Denver, CO||Bellco Theatre|
|Sunday, March 5, 2017||Richmond, VA||Altria Theater|
|Friday, March 10, 2017||Minneapolis, MN||Orpheum Theatre|
|Friday, March 24, 2017||Birmingham, AL||BJCC Concert Hall|
|Saturday, March 25, 2017||New Orleans, LA||Saenger Theatre|
|Wednesday, March 29, 2017||Hollywood, FL||Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*|
|Thursday, April 6, 2017||Tulsa, OK||River Spirit Casino Resort*|
|Friday, April 7, 2017||Thackerville, OK||WinStar World Casino*|
|Saturday, April 8, 2017||St. Louis, MO||Peabody Opera House|
|Friday, April 14, 2017||Tampa, FL||Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center|
|Wednesday, April 19, 2017||Cleveland, OH||State Theatre|
|Saturday, April 22, 2017||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun*|
|Friday, April 28, 2017||Detroit, MI||Fox Theatre|
|Wednesday, May 3, 2017||Indianapolis, IN||Murat Theatre|
|Saturday, May 13, 2017||Sugar Land, TX||Smart Financial Centre|
|Sunday, May 14, 2017||Austin, TX||Bass Concert Hall|
|Wednesday, May 17 & 18, 2017||Pittsburgh, PA||Benedum Center|
|Thursday, May 25, 2017||Cherokee, NC||Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Centre*|
|Friday, May 26, 2017||Atlanta, GA||Fox Theater|
|Saturday, June 3, 2017||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Hotel Casino*|
* – Not a Live Nation promoted show
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.