Comedian, Chris Rock To Head Out On First UK Tour In 10 Years

Comedian, Chris Rock has announced his first stand-up tour on this side of the Atlantic in 10 years.

The star will visit the UK in January 2018, starting with a gig at Manchester Arena on the 11th.

That show will be followed by performances in Leeds (14th), Nottingham (23rd), Glasgow (24th), and Birmingham (25th).

Rounding off the run are two dates in London: SSE Arena Wembley on the 26th and The O2 on the 27th.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday, May 12 at 10am.

Last year, Rock signed a big-money deal with Netflix, reportedly around a mouth-watering $40 million, to bring two specials to the streaming service.

Netflix big boss Ted Sarandos said: “Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty.

“There is no-one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent.”

Rock hosted the Oscars in 2016 and drew plaudits from most for the way he addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy head-on.

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