Dave Chappelle is performing about 12,000 stand-up shows in Atlanta this week, but I didn’t realize until all the tickets started getting resold for triple on StubHub. So I had my final chance last week get tickets at a “normal” price when Chappelle announced a midnight show with John Mayer. Once tickets got released to the public, they sold out in about 15 seconds.
People in the Northeast who didn’t pounce on the opportunity to grab tickets to see Chappelle when his original slate of tour dates were announced now have another chance — only this time, there are extra treats.
Throughout August, Chappelle will perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with a slew of guests including Donald Glover, who’s only performed live twice (PHAROS concert, Governor’s Ball) over the last year despite releasing the acclaimed Awaken, My Love! in December.
Chappelle will also hold shows with The Roots, Erykah Badu, Chris Rock, Trevor Noah and “a very special guest.”
Tickets for the joint concerts are available on Ticketmaster this Friday at 10 a.m. EST, unless you’re a Chase Preferred Cardmember, then you can grab them Tuesday at the same time. While details on prices weren’t available off rip, tickets for the show in Atlanta ranged from $100-$150 before extra fees.
Chappelle offered a snippet of praise toward Glover in a January profile of the multi-talent in Wired:
“I can’t keep up with all the sh*t he’s doing, but it’s all damn good. That he can do it all blows me away,” Chappelle says. “But my show was a sketch show, and Donald’s is more of a regular sitcom. And then we’re in a different time. Race is more nuanced today, and that helps the message. It’s been 10 years.”
Good luck grabbing tickets, y’all.