Controversial comics/commentators Dave Chappelle and Joe Rogan bring their co-headlining tour to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Thursday, Oct. 28.
With an in-the-round stage configuration that maximizes seating capacity, this will likely be the largest crowd to attend an arena show in New Orleans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
That pandemic delayed this concert twice. Rogan and Chappelle were originally slated to co-headline the Smoothie King Center in April 2020. That initial date was canceled as the first wave of the pandemic shut down live entertainment around the globe.
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A new Chappelle/Rogan show was booked at the Smoothie King Center on Sept. 4. But it ended up being postponed for two valid reasons: the damage and power outages across south Louisiana caused by Hurricane Ida, and Rogan coming down with COVID-19.
He's recovered, so the show will (finally) go on. But the logistics for comedy concerts, this one in particular, are different than what many concert-goers may be used to.