An incident at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in California has been all over the news and the internet Monday, and it appears that it has caused ticket prices for Chris Rock’s upcoming performances to surge to dramatic highs. The comic’s upcoming Ego Death World Tour may be more successful than organizers had previously hoped, as the utterly out-of-leftfield moment appears to have energized demand for Rock’s shows.

For those who have been hiding from the internet for the last 24 hours, Will Smith struck Rock with a slap to the face after the comic made a joke regarding Smith’s wife – Jada Pinkett-Smith – looking ready to perform in a sequel to GI Jane. The joke, centered around Pinkett-Smith’s close-cropped haircut, clearly struck the wrong chord with the couple, and Smith chose violence in response.

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Things cooled down after – Rock opted against any serious reaction, and reportedly declined to press charges. Smith was later announced as the winner of the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams in the film King Richard, but may face repercussions from the Academy for his actions.

But the buzz has clearly helped Chris Rock tickets in the marketing department. Tickets to his next show – on Wednesday in Boston – are now a minimum get-in price of $445 as of Wednesday afternoon at Ticket Club, a resale marketplace. Those prices are inclusive of fees for Ticket Club members, as the site operates at an all-in system for members.

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Tickets for the first listed show on his Ego Death World Tour in New Jersey on April 2 are going for a minimum of $226.

Chris Rock ticket prices It’s too early to tell if the spike will be short-lived, but the short-term impact at least has been significant on the demand for these events, as reflected by the asking price on secondary ticket marketplaces. Chris Rock is also performing several dates alongside Kevin Hart this summer, which are seeing a similar bump on Monday.

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Rock Hart: Only Headliners Allowed Dates

Thursday, July 21 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Friday, July 22 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Saturday, July 23 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sunday, July 24 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Monday, July 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

Chris Rock Ego Death World Tour Dates – 2022

Sat Apr 02 – Atlantic City, NJ | Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Sat Apr 02 – Atlantic City, NJ | Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (LATE SHOW)
Fri Apr 08 – Indio, CA | Fantasy Springs Casino*
Sat Apr 09 – Reno, NV | Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Sat Apr 09 – Reno, NV | Silver Legacy Resort Casino (LATE SHOW)
Thu Apr 14 – Hollywood, FL | Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood
Fri Apr 15 – Hollywood, FL | Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood
Sat Apr 16 – Durham, NC | DPAC
Wed Apr 20 – Bethlehem, PA | Wind Creek Bethlehem
Thu Apr 21 – Bethlehem, PA | Wind Creek Bethlehem
Fri Apr 22 – Baltimore, MD | The Lyric
Fri May 06 – Las Vegas, NV | The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Sat May 07 – Las Vegas, NV | The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Fri Jun 03 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun
Tue Jun 07 – Columbus, OH | Ohio Theatre
Thu Jun 09 – Cincinnati, OH | Taft Theatre
Sat Jun 11 – St. Louis, MO | Stifel Theatre
Tue Jun 14 – Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theatre At Old National Centre
Thu Jun 16 – Cleveland, OH | Connor Palace at Playhouse Square
Sat Jun 18 – Toronto, ON | Scotiabank Arena
Tue Jun 21 – Denver, CO | Bellco Theatre
Thu Jun 23 – Prior Lake, MN | Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Fri Jun 24 – Prior Lake, MN | Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Sat Jun 25 – Mt Pleasant, MI | Soaring Eagle Casino*
Sun Jul 03 – Las Vegas, NV | The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Thu Jul 07 – Oakland, CA | Paramount Theatre-Oakland
Wed Jul 27 – Orlando, FL | Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Fri Jul 29 – Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre Atlanta
Sat Aug 27 – Funner, CA | Harrah’s Southern California Resort and Casino
Sun Aug 28 – Phoenix, AZ | Arizona Federal Theatre
Fri Sep 16 – Detroit, MI | Fox Theatre Detroit
Mon Sep 26 – Pittsburgh, PA | Benedum Center
Thu Oct 06 – New York, NY | Radio City Music Hall
Thu Oct 13 – Chicago, IL | Chicago Theatre
Tue Oct 18 – Seattle, WA | Paramount Theatre
Fri Oct 21 – Vancouver, BC | UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Thu Oct 27 – Washington, DC | DAR Constitution Hall
Thu Nov 17 – Los Angeles, CA | Dolby Theatre