Second Chris Rock show added to Dr. Phillips Center lineup to meet demand

ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Rock has added a second performance to his stop at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this summer due to early access tickets nearly selling out.


The comedian has been in the global spotlight since Will Smith smacked him in the face for a joke he made about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.

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Rock will now perform at the Dr. Phillips Center on July 28 at 8 p.m., in addition to the previously announced July 27 show.

Rock’s concert, which will contain mature content, is a “phone-free experience,” according to the Dr. Phillips website. That means phones, smartwatches and accessories will be secured then opened at the end of the event. Guests will maintain possession of their devices at all times, but anyone seen using a device will be escorted out by security.

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and Israeli singer Ishay Ribo also added second performances at the Dr. Phillips Center to meet demand.

Other shows and performances added to the Dr. Phillips Center’s lineup are:

  • “Indian Idol” star Neha Kakkar
  • “Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Distant Worlds,” an orchestra concert experience featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and music from the popular “Final Fantasy” video games.
  • Superstar fiddle player Jeremy Kittell
  • Comedian and YouTube star Kurtis Connor
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer Buddy Guy and influential singer-songwriter John Hiatt will perform with The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth

Tickets for all the performances go on sale Friday. Click here to purchase.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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