Chris Rock’s first show ticket price has gone up after Will Smith was slapped

Actor Chris Rock speaks on stage during the 94th Oscars on March 27, 2022 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

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Chris Rock has not yet spoken publicly about Will Smith’s slap in the face at Sunday’s 94th Annual Academy Awards. Fans are relying on opportunities that could change on Wednesday night.

Rock is set to perform two back-to-back shows at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, and this expectation has boosted second-market ticket sales, according to social media posts and resale websites.

StubHub, a ticketing and resale company, said it saw 25 times the daily sales for rock shows in the days following the Oscars, surpassing the growing sales for comedian tours throughout the month of March.

“At this stage of his tour, on average, we expect to see a spike in sales 24 or 48 hours before the last-minute sales roll show – but it’s incredibly unusual to see. We’ve felt the spike,” Stubbah spokesman Mike Silvera told CNBC in a statement.

The sales leap was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Rock’s Wednesday show has over a dozen tickets for sale on StubHub, with prices ranging from $ 444 to $ 1,705 per ticket. To be sure, these are just asking prices – it’s not clear if anyone will buy seats in those tiers.

Users have reported on social media that ticket prices have risen from as low as $ 40 before the event to the triple-digit price tag after the dispute.

Ticket marketplace TickPick said Monday it sold more tickets to watch Rock overnight after it was slapped collectively last month.

TickPick currently has three tickets for the 7:30 show and four for the 10:00 show for sale. Prices range from $ 800 to $ 1,100 each.

Ticketmaster’s website says both the 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm shows are sold out. Vivid Seats, meanwhile, currently has four tickets for the 10:00 pm show, two listed at $ 768 and two at $ 966.

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