No Cellphone, Mask Mandatory
Dave Chappelle D.C. Anthem Show Reopens: A one-night-only concert at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. has been announced by Dave Chappelle, with no ambiguity regarding COVID limitations.
All caps appear immediately below the date of the performance, which takes place on July 30 in the 6,000-seat facility that debuted in 2017.
Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process.
Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”
If needed, guests can unlock and use their phones at dedicated Yondr unlocking stations in the foyer. A seamless admission process will be ensured by guests printing their tickets in advance.
We will remove anyone caught with a smartphone inside the arena. In order to provide a phone-free watching experience, we thank you for your cooperation.”
The performance is produced by Live Nation and presented by I.M.P., a Washington, DC-based independent production company. Today is the first day when tickets will be on sale.
His Radio City Music Hall run in 2017 made $11.5 million over 16 shows, including Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu.
A few hundred tickets were available every concert, and the shows were often announced on short notice and with just a few days’ notice.
More recently, he played six shows at the Shrine at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn., from June 24-27.
As Chappelle’s longtime agent, Rick Greenstein of Gersh, told Pollstar for a feature in 2020, “working with Dave has been an incredible honour and delight for 25 years.” “He’s a smart man, a someone I greatly admire.”
In addition to his ability to sing and have his voice heard, he’s also been able to bring in guests such as Michelle Wolf, Michael Che, Donnell Rawlings, among others-it’s wonderful.
“Chappelle’s Show” won’t be described, but smartphones, cameras, and recording devices will not be permitted. A bag that won’t be opened until the conclusion of the concert will be provided for attendees to place their phones and smartwatches in.
Participants will have their phones with them at all times, and unlocking stations will be available in the lobby throughout the night.
Today, at 5 p.m., tickets for Chappelle’s concert will be available for purchase. It all starts on Friday night, when the doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance starts at 8.
Also in August, Chapelle’s new documentary will be screened at the Kennedy Center.
The Anthem has performances booked through the end of the year and into the next. So far, here’s what’s coming up in December:
- 07/30: Dave Chappelle
- 08/07: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
- 08/15: Jason Mraz – Look For The Good Live! Summer Tour 2021 featuring Southern Avenue
- 08/17: Modest Mouse featuring The Districts
- 08/28: Lil Durk
- 09/08: Kesha with special guest Betty Who
- 09/11: King Crimson featuring The Zappa Band