Dave Chappelle performs during a theater dedication ceremony honoring the comedian and actor, and to raise funds to support Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Dave Chappelle Adds Fifth Show in Santa Rosa – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Live Nation announced Wednesday that it will add a fifth performance of Dave Chappelle on Thursday at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa.

According to the Luther Burbank Center, there was already a fifth show in the Live Nation contract to lease their facility, with three nights and five shows planned.

The newly added show will be at 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets sold out on Wednesday afternoon. Tickets can be purchased at the center’s box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa or at lutherburbankcenter.org.

“As with any other client and artist, they determine when shows are announced and sold out,” said Anita Wigglesworth, a spokeswoman for the center.

She added that the same security and safety protocols will be applied to ensure everyone’s safety.

Chappelle’s earlier remarks about transgender people in his own Netflix comedy series, including 2021’s The Closer, sparked a strike among some Netflix employees and led to outrage in the still-unrelenting LBGTQ+ community.

Tuesday night The opening performance was sold out, his fans said I supported him along the way.

Wigglesworth said the Chappelle Show had sold more than 6,789 tickets in total as of Wednesday afternoon, 401 of them for the fifth show.

Luther Burbank Center He chose to honor his contract With Live Nation, on the lookout for censorship concerns, the center said.

However, in a statement, Wigglesworth said the center “will continue to be a place for diverse voices and opinions to be heard,” adding that they invited those who have expressed concerns to meet and “discuss ways in which we can collaborate to help raise the bar for other voices so that everyone feels heard and supported.” .

“We always appreciate feedback from our community, and we’ve shared the collective concerns we’ve received with Live Nation,” she said.

Author Dan Taylor contributed to this article.

You can reach Writer Alana Minkler at 707-526-8511 or alana.minkler@pressdemocrat.com. on Twitter Tweet embed.

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