Chris Rock has announced his first UK dates in more than four years.

The comic will be bringing his Ego Death World Tour 2022 - an “introspective” and “very personal” - to Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, and at London’s Royal Albert Hall in May.


It comes after he recently wrapped production on a biopic of  gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin – in which he plays fellow campaigner Roy Wilkins – and David O’Russell’s untitled film.

He recently announced a US tour of the same name that will span 38 dates and being on 2 April in New Jersey, before concluding on 17 November in Los Angeles. The comedian is also going on tour with Kevin Hart.

The duo is scheduled to perform a limited number of dates together across the New York and New Jersey areas. One of the most celebrated comics of his generation, Rock originally rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, and later achieved recognition movies such as Lethal Weapon 4, The Longest Yard, and Bad Company.

After a prolonged period away from the stand-up circuit, Rock returned in 2017 with his Tambourine tour, which resulted in a Netflix special of the same name. Rock has also worked behind the camera, directing films including Head of State, I Think I Love My Wife, and the critically acclaimed Top Five.

He last performed stand-up in the UK in early 2018 with his show Total Blackout (review) which is now streaming on Netflix.

Chris Rock tour dates are:

Thur May 12: Royal Albert Hall, London
Fri 13 May: Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Sat 14 May: First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sun 15 May: AO Arena, Manchester