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Chris Rock plans tour after 9-year hiatus, will stop in St. Louis

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Chris Rock, the famed comedian and actor, will perform at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis next April.
Chris Rock, the famed comedian and actor, will perform at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis next April.

Chris Rock, the famed Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, writer and producer, will visit the Peabody Opera House in April as part of his Total Blackout Tour, marking Rock’s return to live comedy after a nine-year hiatus.

Rock announced the tour via social media Monday, according to Rolling Stone, saying “The Total Blackout tour is coming to your town in 2017 ... First time in nine years, haven’t done it in awhile. Been a little busy, you know, writing ‘Pootie Tang 3’ and everything. But hey, it’s time.”

Tickets go on sale Friday for the April 8 event, just one of 28 shows Rock will be giving as part of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at the Scottrade Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at LiveNation.com. Show time is 7 p.m.

The tour starts off in February in Durham, N.C. and concludes in June in Atlantic City.

Rock’s career spans more than three decades in which he has performed in both television and film as a comedian and actor in addition to his work as a writer, producer and director.

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.

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