ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER BONNIE RAITT
RETURNS TO HONOLULU THIS MARCH
Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall – March 25th
Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting today, November 29th at 9:00 A.M. HST
Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, December 2nd at 9:00 A.M. HST
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt will return to Honolulu this March at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can get early access to tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers using code DIGINDEEP. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale ends Thursday, December 1st at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 2nd at 9:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.
2016 has been a tremendous year for Bonnie Raitt following the release of her twentieth album Dig In Deep (Redwing Records) and over 75 tour dates worldwide. To kick off her 2017 World Tour in support of Dig In Deep, Raitt announced a string of six shows in February and two in March in Hawaii before she performs in New Zealand and Australia, including a stop at Bluesfest Byron Bay. Raitt will be joined by her longtime touring band: James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards).
The fall run of Raitt’s ‘Dig In Deep’ tour garnered rave press across the nation, with Raitt receiving praise from No Depression for her “grace, confidence, humility and credence [that] not only lifted the spirit of all in attendance, but also offered confidence that music’s continuum was still the support that will see us all through.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution also recently said that ” Raitt and her smokin’ four-piece band steamrolled through blues, soul, gospel and rock,” while the Minneapolis Star Tribune commented that “Raitt has never been more spirited, spontaneous and loving.”
Dig In Deep has sold over 150,000 units worldwide, debuting in the top #10 Billboard Album Sales, Blues Album, Americana/Folk Album, Digital Album Sales, Internet Album and Independent Album charts and was still on the top #200 Sales Chart 26 weeks after release. The album charted at #35 on the UK Top 40 Album chart, #1 UK Americana Album Chart and #7 UK Independent Album Chart with the UK and Germany both reporting Dig In Deep as Bonnie’s best-selling album since 1994’s ‘Longing In Their Hearts.’
Raitt recently performed her hit single “Gypsy In Me” at the 15th Annual Americana Music Association Awards & Honors in Nashville in September. A highlights program featuring an all-star line up is set to air on PBS Saturday, November 19th. Raitt was also recently inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame alongside Kris Kristofferson and B.B. King, and performed several songs with Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. at Austin’s ACL Live at The Moody Theatre. The induction ceremony is scheduled for broadcast on PBS this New Year’s Eve.
Bonnie Raitt has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America, Ellen, Charlie Rose, CBS Sunday Morning, Tavis Smiley, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, Jools Holland and more in 2016 alone.
Read about Raitt’s night out in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/bonnie-raitt-goes-to-bed-stuy
Continuing a long-standing tradition in conjunction with The Guacamole Fund, Bonnie will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional, and national organizations whose work focuses on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection, and blues/music education.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Bonnie Raitt, March 25th at 8:00 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $99.50, $79.50 and $59.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Saturday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Center address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814. SPECIAL NOTICE: Tickets to the first 10 rows will be held at the box office and will be available at Will Call the evening of the show. Tickets to these rows are for immediate entry into the show only and are not transferable. We strongly encourage ticket buyers to only purchase tickets from Ticketmaster, official Ticketmaster outlets or in person at the Blaisdell box office. The Blaisdell Center and Rick Bartalini Presents are not responsible for third party ticket resellers including fraudulent tickets. First day ticket buyers can get the best seats by purchasing on-line at Ticketmaster.com and are discouraged from waiting in line at the Blaisdell box office.