Chris Rock has announced his first UK tour in 10 years, opening at Manchester Arena.

The Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer has revealed seven UK Arena dates for early 2018 as a part of his Total Blackout Tour.

This summer, Rock will be reuniting with Adam Sandler in production of Netflix’s original movie, The Week Of. He will also executive produce BET’s newest late-night talk show, The Rundown with Robin Thede.

Brooklyn-raised comedian Chris 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.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.  In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed.  In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014 he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues.  His feature acting credits include the Grown Ups and Madagascar franchises, Head of State, Nurse Betty, CB4, Death at a Funeral, I Think I Love My Wife, 2 Days in New York, Dogma and New Jack City.

His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series Everybody Hates Chris, which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1989-1993.

Where and when is Chris Rock performing in Manchester?

Chris Rock opens his Total Blackout Tour on 11 January 2018 at Manchester Arena.  The full UK tour listing:
11 January   –   Manchester, Manchester Arena
14 January   –   Leeds, First Direct Arena
23 January   –   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
24 January   –   Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
25 January   –   Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
26 January   –   London, Wembley SSE Arena
27 January   –   London, O2 Arena

When do tickets for Chris Rock’s Manchester Arena show go on sale?

Tickets for all shows of Chris Rock’s The Total Blackout Tour, will be available from 10am on Friday 12 May 2017.