Rock announced his first stand-up tour in nearly a decade in a message posted to Facebook on Monday, and it proved way better than a traditional press release. The new tour, “Total Blackout,” will start in 2017 ― and yes, Rock knows it’s been a while.
“First time in nine years, OK?” he says in the video, recorded at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. “Haven’t done it in a while. Been a little busy, you know, writing ‘Pootie Tang 3’ and everything.”
“But hey, it’s time,” he says.
According to TicketMaster, the American leg kicks off in Durham, North Carolina, on Feb. 14. Other stops include Denver, Minneapolis and New Orleans.
“I can’t wait to see you bitches!” Rock says. See the whole announcement below.