ATLANTE – Tickets for Chris Rock’s July 29 show at the Fox Theater are sold out. The comedian has seen an increase in ticket sales for his world tour two days after Will Smith slapped him during the live broadcast of the Oscars.
FOX 5 Atlanta is working to confirm when the show has sold out.
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Tickets for the North American dates of Chris Rock’s Ego Death World Tour went on sale February 25. ticket master showed no available tickets for the tour’s first shows in Boston and Atlantic City, as well as Durham, North Carolina, a few days later.
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When originally announced, Rock’s tour had 38 shows in North America. It was her first world tour in over five years.
Why did Will Smith hit Chris Rock?
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 27: Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
The exchange began when Rock took aim at Pinkett Smith’s shaved head, saying, “Jada, I love you. ‘GI Jane 2’, can’t wait to see it, okay?”
Rock’s reference was taken from the 1997 film “GI Jane,” starring Demi Moore, who shaved her head to portray a fictional Navy Seal candidate.
Smith came on stage and punched Rock. Smith returned to his seat, then yelled twice at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your (expletive) mouth.”
Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock
Smith has since issued an apology to Chris Rock on Instagram for slapping him at the Oscars.
“Violence in any form is toxic and destructive. My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for anyone to bear. me and I reacted emotionally.
I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of place and I was wrong. I’m embarrassed and my actions weren’t indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all of the contestants, and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior tainted what has been an otherwise magnificent journey for all of us.
I am a work in progress.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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