Fresh off the blockbuster success of his latest movie, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Kevin Hart will be returning to Charlotte with another jumbo-sized comedy tour.
A performance at uptown’s Spectrum Center on Saturday, March 31, is among more than 100 new dates that were announced by promoter Live Nation on Monday as part of “The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour.” He also will perform at Raleigh’s PNC Arena on Sunday, April 1.
The actor/comedian was last in Charlotte to do stand-up in May of 2015, when he brought his $100-million-grossing “What Now?” tour to town. (He wound up basing a concert film on that tour; it can now be seen on Netflix.) But he’s been here since then: Hart popped up in several places around Charlotte with Ice Cube in December of 2016, during a promotional tour for their buddy comedy “Ride Along 2.”
Tickets for the “Irresponsible Tour” go on sale starting at noon Wednesday at www.LiveNation.com, the Spectrum Center box office, www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. And they could sell briskly: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart, 38, is currently the most popular comedian on social media.
Hart further strengthens a powerhouse entertainment lineup for Spectrum Center in 2018, which will also see the arena host shows by Lana Del Rey (Tuesday), Andrea Bocelli (Feb. 9), Kid Rock (Feb. 10), the Eagles (April 11), Bon Jovi (April 21), James Taylor (May 16), Journey and Def Leppard (June 9), Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train (June 18), Sam Smith (July 6), Rod Stewart with Cyndi Lauper (July 28), Alan Jackson (Sept. 15) and Maroon 5 (Oct. 4).
The last time a comedian headlined Spectrum Center? Pretty recently: Jim Gaffigan did so in November...