Funnyman Chris Rock is coming to Dubai in early 2018 and he’s bringing with him a ban on mobile phones.
It’s finally been confirmed that the edgy comedian will play two nights on Friday, 5th and Saturday, 6th January with condition for the audience that more and more entertainers are adopting for their live shows.
Rock first announced in May this year that the Total Blackout tour, presented by du Live, would come to Dubai’s World Trade Centre. But now promoter Flash Entertainment has revealed that the 52-year-old will be entertaining audiences all that weekend.
Although American Rock first made a name for himself as an edgy stand-up comedian, you might know the Grammy and Emmy award-winner as the voice of Marty the zebra in Dreamworks animation Madagascar.
The four-month Total Blackout world tour is the comedian’s first in nine years. It started in early September 2017 and ends in January next year with a series of gigs in London.
What’s in a name? A disclaimer on Rock’s website warns ticketholders that “no cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show…Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected.”
Rock has previously said he is fed up with fans posting clips of his performances on social media instead of enjoying the show.
And yes, organisers have confirmed this will apply to the mobile phone-obsessed public of Dubai!
Tickets for the Dubai show start at AED 395 and go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday, 13th September at www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.