Chappelle show near sellout

By Deanna Cabinian

More than 4,000 tickets were sold for the April 15 Dave Chappelle show when tickets went on sale Friday morning.

“By far, it was the biggest line we’ve had for an event,” said Kevin Selover, marketing manager for the Convocation Center.

Selover said there were probably 500 people in line when tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. He said the second-largest line they have had was when tickets went on sale for Brooks & Dunn, where about 300 people were in line.

There was a steady line of people coming throughout the day, Selover said.

Selover said they are looking at expanding the set of the show. He said they also are looking at selling obstructed view seats and adding a few more video boards. However, he said they’d have to talk to the event’s promoter first.

Originally, they had 5,300 seats available for the show, he said, but because of the high demand for tickets, they may open up the show to accommodate about 6,000 people.

“CAB has partnered up with us for this show, and I think that definitely helps out,” Selover said.

Remaining tickets for the show can be bought at the Convocation Center box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 312-559-1212 or visiting the Ticketmaster Web site at