Kevin Hart's first comedy tour in four years comes to Tampa this fall

No phone allowed at Amalie Arena.

click to enlarge Kevin Hart - Photo via hartkevin/Facebook
Photo via hartkevin/Facebook
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart said he's "hype as shit" to be back on the road, and he's bringing his "Reality Check" tour to Tampa this fall.

Tickets to see Kevin Hart play Amalie Arena on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m EDT and start at $55.75.

Just like his 2018 stop at Amalie, your cell phone is not welcome for Hart's appearance, with use of it not permitted in the performance space

A press release says that upon arrival at the venue, phones will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Anyone seen using a device during the performance will be escorted out of the venue by security.
"Guests will always maintain possession of their devices and can access them throughout the event only in designated Phone Use Areas within the venue," the release adds. "All devices will be re-secured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space."

It's been an interesting four years for the Emmy and Grammy-nominated Philadelphia-born comic. Soon after his last appearance in Tampa, the 42-year-old more or less tweeted himself out of hosting the 2019 Academy Awards following the surfacing of homophobic tweets from eight years prior. After initially doubling down on his comments, Hart—who starred in "Get Hard," "Let Go" and "High School"—eventually apologized.

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