Ticket sales soar for Chris Rock tour, comedian set to perform at Jones Beach on July 21


Demand for tickets to see Chris Rock perform has skyrocketed since the comedian was slapped on stage by Will Smith Sunday during the Academy Awards.

A StubHub representative told Rolling Stone magazine today that “Cumulative sales over the last two days are more than the total sales we have seen in the entirety of March.” Earlier this week, online ticket reseller TickPick tweeted that it sold more tickets to see Rock in one day than in the last month combined.

On Ticketmaster, tickets for Rock’s show tonight in Boston are sold out. The 7:30 p.m. show in The Wilbur is the kick-off performance of Rock’s three-day residency in Boston. All three performance are sold out on Ticketmaster.

There is one seat available for Rock’s April 2 show at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City. That performance will be the official start of his “Ego Death World Tour” across the country and in England, New Zealand and Australia.

Rock’s tour hits Long Island on July 21, when he and fellow comedian Kevin Hart perform at Jones Beach in Wantagh. More than a 1,000 tickets remain available for that show.

Rock is scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden on July 23 and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on July 25. His tour returns to New York in the fall for two performances at Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 6 and 7.

Smith stunned the Oscars audience at the Dolby Theatre — and television viewers across the world — when he strode onto the stage and open-hand smacked Rock in the face after the comedian cracked a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith; the couple were sitting in the front row.

Rock, whose tour wraps up Nov. 17 at the Dolby Theatre, has yet to comment on the incident.

Feature photo: Chris Rock presents the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)