Chris Rock announces 2017 tour, performance at Saenger Theatre

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Update: Chris Rock has added second show at the Saenger Theatre. He'll perform Sunday, March 26.

And another update: Rock added a third show. He'll perform 8 p.m. Monday, March 27.

"I, Christopher Julius Rock, have an important announcement to make tonight," Rock announced Dec. 5 on Facebook Live from outside the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. "The 'Total Blackout' tour is coming to your town in 2017."

Rock's 2017 tour marks his first standup comedy tour in nine years; Netflix recently announced plans to release two stand-up specials, his first since 2008's Kill The Messenger. The first special will tape during the 2017 tour. "I haven't done it in awhile. Been a little busy," he said. "You know, writing Pootie Tang 3 and everything... But hey, it's time."

The tour begins February 2017 and spans two dozen dates, with a New Orleans show set for Saturday, March 25 at the Saenger Theatre. Tickets are $49.50-$125; presales begin 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, with ticket sales opening 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9.


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