By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Dec 13, 2016 at 1:26 PM

This morning, the Milwaukee Theatre announced comedy icon Chris Rock will bring his "Total Blackout Tour 2017" to town on Monday, March 13.

The tour marks Rock's first in nine years, as he's spent much of his time this past decade off the stand-up stage and instead writing, producing, directing and starring in movies and TV shows like "Top Five," Amy Schumer's HBO comedy special "Live at the Apollo" and the "Madagascar" films – as well as hosting last year's Academy Awards. 

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show will go on sale beginning Friday, Dec. 16, with prices ranging from $49.50 to $69.50 and $125. There are also several VIP packages available featuring tickets and special merchandise for the event. For more information on tickets, visit the Milwaukee Theatre's website