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Comedian Chris Rock heads for Australia

Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, will return to Australia as part of his new tour, The Total Blackout Tour 2017, that opens 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 comedian’s first tour in more than 9 years.

Tickets for the Australian shows will go on sale at 12 noon local time on Friday 24 March.

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.

Perth: 23 June - Perth Arena or 132 849.

Brisbane: 24 June - Brisbane Entertainment Centre or 132 849

Melbourne: 26 June - Melbourne Hisense Arena or 132 849 Sydney: 28 June - Sydney Qudos Bank Arena or 132 849

Ticket prices range from $71.20 - $145.30 and go on sale at 12 noon (local time) Friday 24 March.

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