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Chris Rock announces The Black Plague Tour, credits Kanye West with tour name

on June 13, 2014, 2:10pm

On Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show, actor-comedian Chris Rock broke the news that he’ll be hitting the road later this year for his first stand-up tour in nearly six years.

It gets better, though. The trek, set to launch sometime in October, is dubbed “The Black Plague Tour”, a name that was reportedly suggested to Rock by the Kanye West.

“The other day we were hanging out, and he gave me that name,” Rock told host Jimmy Fallon. “We were listening to records or whatever, and he said, ‘Black plague’, and I was like, ‘Can I use that?'” Rock went on to joke about the interesting choice of tour name, saying he was prepped to spread “the black plague all over the world.”

Rock’s last comedy album was 2005’s Never Scared, but he’s since appeared in films like last year’s Grown Ups 2 and Madly Madagascar. He is also set to host the 2014 BET Awards later this month.

Below, replay his entire interview on The Tonight Show:

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