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After Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at Sunday’s Academy Awards over a joke Rock made about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, interest in the comedian’s Ego Death tour has skyrocketed, with ticket prices surging on the resale market.

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Rock, who has not yet commented on the incident, will make his first public appearance in Boston on Wednesday for a set of sold-out shows in the city through Friday.

On resale platform StubHub, tickets for Wednesday’s first show ranged in price from $825 to $1,705, much higher than the original $51 to $71 they were sold for on the venue’s website, and the $125 to $399 they were going for on the site Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe,

A representative for StubHub told Forbes the site experienced over 25 times the daily ticket sales for Rock in the last two days than they have in the last month, and cumulative sales for Rock’s shows in the last two days have been more than the entirety that were sold in March.

The average price of ticket sales increased from $150 to $200 a ticket to roughly $250, the StubHub spokesperson told Forbes,

After Boston, Rock will perform in Atlantic City on Saturday to a sold-out crowd, and then later this month in Reno, Nevada; Hollywood, Florida; Durham, North Carolina; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Baltimore.