Lionel Richie’s First Hawaii Concert In Over A Decade Sells Out Blaisdell Arena In 2 Hours of Pre-Sale

SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
Saturday, January 26 – Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

Pre-sale tickets for Kamaʻāina available now
No password required

Tickets go on sale worldwide
Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 A.M. HST

Hello, if it’s Lionel Richie you’re looking for, don’t worry — he’s coming back for more. The iconic musician, who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, will perform at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Friday, January 25, 2019 and Saturday, January 26, 2019. After Richie’s Friday show sold out within the first two hours of Kamaʻāina pre-sale, he agreed to play a second show to the delight of eager Hawaiian fans. The two concerts will mark Richie’s first appearance in Hawaii in more than a decade.

Given Richie’s five-decade long record-breaking career, his All The Hits concert promises to be a night filled with one mega-hit after another. Featuring songs from his work as a solo artist and previous group The Commodores, the Alabama native is sure to bring back memories and get the crowd singing along to “Say You, Say Me,” “Hello,” “All Night Long,” “Endless Love,” “We Are The World,’ “Three Times a Lady”, “Easy”, and many more.

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents is honoring Hawaii residents and military with an exclusive Kamaʻāina pre-sale so that they may purchase the best seats. Kamaʻāina can get early access to a maximum of eight tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. Pre-sale is online and in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office. No password is required. For convenience and the best possible seats, Kamaʻāina are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online as lining up at the box office does not guarantee seats.

Tickets go on sale to the mainland starting Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 A.M.

Richie is undeniably part of the fabric of pop music. Along with Michael Jackson, he wrote one of the most important songs in pop history, “We Are The World,” for USA for Africa. This song alone has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He is also one of only two songwriters in history to have No. 1 records for nine consecutive years.

Richie is also a multiple-award winner, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, MusicCares Person of the Year (2016), and Kennedy Center Honoree (2017). In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood. And, he recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award.

Still going strong, in 2016, he began a Las Vegas residency, Lionel Richie—All the Hits, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. One year later, he kicked off his All The Hits tour, selling out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. Most recently, he appeared as a judge on this season’s American Idol and will return next season. Variety referred to his approach on the ABC talent search as a televised autobiography, where the icon shares his incredible wealth of knowledge about music and music business.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Lionel Richie All The Hits, January 25 & 26 at 8:00 P.M. at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $495.75 Front Row Meet & Greet Package includes one front row seat and a meet and greet with Lionel including a photo op, $255.75, $155.75, $75.75 and $55.75 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.

International Superstar Lionel Richie Returns To Hawaii For The First Time In Over A Decade

Friday, January 25 – Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

Pre-sale tickets available for Kamaʻāina
starting Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 A.M. HST
No password required

Tickets go on sale worldwide
Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 A.M. HST

Hello, if it’s Lionel Richie you’re looking for, look no further. The iconic musician, who has sold more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, will perform at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Friday, January 25, 2019. It will be his first appearance in Hawaii in more than 10 years.

Given Richie’s five-decade long record-breaking career, his All The Hits concert promises to be a night filled with one mega-hit after another. Featuring songs from his work as a solo artist and previous group The Commodores, the Alabama native is sure to bring back memories and get the crowd singing along to “Say You, Say Me,” “Hello,” “All Night Long,” “Endless Love,” “We Are The World,’ “Three Times a Lady”, “Easy”, and many more.

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor Hawaii residents and military with an exclusive Kamaʻāina pre-sale so that they may purchase the best seats. Starting Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 A.M., they can get early access to a maximum of eight tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. Pre-sale is online and in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office. No password is required. For convenience and the best possible seats, Kamaʻāina are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online as lining up at the box office does not guarantee seats.

Tickets go on sale to the mainland starting Saturday, November 3 at 10:00 A.M.

Richie is undeniably part of the fabric of pop music. Along with Michael Jackson, he wrote one of the most important songs in pop history, “We Are The World,” for USA for Africa. This song alone has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He is also one of only two songwriters in history to have No. 1 records for nine consecutive years.

Richie is also a multiple-award winner, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, MusicCares Person of the Year (2016), and Kennedy Center Honoree (2017). In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood. And, he recently received the Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award.

Still going strong, in 2016, he began a Las Vegas residency, Lionel Richie—All the Hits, at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. One year later, he kicked off his All The Hits tour, selling out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. Most recently, he appeared as a judge on this season’s American Idol and will return next season. Variety referred to his approach on the ABC talent search as a televised autobiography, where the icon shares his incredible wealth of knowledge about music and music business.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Lionel Richie All The Hits, January 25 at 8:00 P.M. at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $495.75 Front Row Meet & Greet Package includes one front row seat and a meet and greet with Lionel including a photo op, $255.75, $155.75, $75.75 and $55.75 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.

Willie Nelson & Family To Perform At Flint Center in Cupertino For The Very First Time

December 15, 2018
Flint Center – Cupertino, CA

Pre-sale tickets available
starting Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 A.M. PT
Pre-sale Code: TRIGGER

Tickets go on sale to the public
Friday, October 26 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Willie Nelson — country music legend and beloved American icon — will perform with his family band at Flint Center on December 15. This very special one-night-only concert event will be Nelson’s first-ever performance in Cupertino.

Starting Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 A.M., fans can use pre-sale code TRIGGER to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Fans may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until 10:00 P.M. that day. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 26 at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and has amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist.

Nelson has always been a musical and cultural force and he is not slowing down. In recent years, he has:

  • Delivered more than a dozen new albums;
  • Released his autobiography,
    It’s a Long Story: My Life,
    which became a Top 10 New York Times’ Bestseller;
  • Headlined Farm Aid, the
    event he co-founded in 1985;
  • Headlined the annual Luck
    Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW;
  • Been honored with the Gershwin
    Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress (he is the first country artist to receive the distinguished award);
  • Launched his cannabis companies
    Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy; and
  • Graced the covers of
    Rolling Stone
    and AARP The Magazine.

Several of his recent albums are notable. Django And Jimmie (2015), a duet album with Merle Haggard, debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Country album chart and #7 on Billboard‘s Top 200 album chart. Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (2015) is a collection of 11 newly-recorded Gershwin classics that debuted at #1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart. It also earned Nelson a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Other new releases include For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price (2016), Willie Nelson and The Boys (2017), and God’s Problem Child (2017), which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country album chart and #10 on the Billboard 200.

In 2018, Nelson released two more albums. Last Man Standing was recorded in celebration of his 85th birthday. It is comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Nelson (and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon). My Way is a collection of newly recorded standards and classic originally made famous by Nelson’s close friend and musical colleague Frank Sinatra.

These new songs and albums add to his classic catalog and find Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from still traveling on the road.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Willie Nelson, December 15 at 8:00 P.M. at Flint Center are $99.75, $79.75 and $59.75 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Flint Center address: 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014.

Bill Maher’s 8th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza Returns

December 30 • Maui Arts & Cultural Center
December 31 • Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Pre-sale tickets available
starting Friday, September 7 at 8:00 A.M. HST
Pre-sale Code: RUSSIA

Tickets go on sale worldwide
Friday, September 7 at 10:00 A.M. HST

The tradition continues! For the eighth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year in Hawaii, at Maui Arts & Cultural Center (December 30) and Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall (December 31). To make this year’s celebration extra memorable, Bill will be joined by two very special guest comediennes and queens of late night comedy, Natasha Leggero and Wendy Liebman. With his sold-out shows for the past seven years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”

Starting Friday, September 7 at 8:00 A.M., fans can use pre-sale code RUSSIA to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Hawaii fans may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until 10:00 A.M. HST the same day. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 7 at 10:00 A.M.

Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian and still performs sold-out dates across the country. But he may be best known for his television programming, which has never held back and has set the boundaries of where funny and political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002) and for the last 10 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs has earned him 34 Emmy nominations; winning his first in 2014 as the Executive Producer for HBO’s Vice. In 2008, he wrote and starred in Religulous directed by Larry Charles (Borat). The documentary about religions around the world went on to become the eighth highest-grossing documentary ever.

Adding to this New Year’s extravaganza are Natasha Leggero and Wendy Liebman. Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian who created, wrote, produced and stars in the Comedy Central sitcom Another Period. Leggero can also be seen starring opposite Andrew Dice Clay on DICE. Stemming from her breakout appearance on the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Leggero was lauded as the stand-out roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Wendy Liebman has been a regular on late night television and recently made it to the semifinals of America’s Got Talent. She has done half-hour specials for HBO and Comedy Central, and her first hour, Wendy Liebman Taller on TV premiered on Showtime in November 2017.

Fans can expect the unexpected when it comes to Maher’s New Year’s extravaganza. In 2013, Academy Award-winner actor Sean Penn and director Michael Moore made a surprise appearance to introduce Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who wowed the crowd with a surprise acoustic set. In 2015, David Spade and Jeff Ross added to the hysteria, and were followed up by Margaret Cho and Dana Gould in 2016 and finally by Bob Saget and Reggie Brown in 2017. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: The Islands are the place to be as the world welcomes in 2019.

“I think everybody wants to be in Hawaii in December,” Maher said. “That was my plan all year; get my ass booked there for New Year’s!”

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Bill Maher, December 30 at 7:00 P.M. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $99.50 and $79.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at (808) 242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

Tickets for Bill Maher, December 31 at 7:00 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $95.50, $65.50, and $45.50 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

*This show will include mature subject matter.

Music Legend Johnny Mathis Returns To Honolulu For The First Time in Two Decades

A Johnny Mathis Christmas

Performing his Greatest Hits & Christmas Classics
with a 35-piece Orchestra including members
of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Hawaiian Band

December 21 & 22 – Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Pre-sale tickets available
starting Friday, August 24 at 9:00 A.M. HST
Pre-sale Code: ALOHA

Tickets go on sale worldwide
Friday, August 24 at 10:00 A.M. HST

(HONOLULU, HI) August 21, 2018 – Honolulu-based concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents is proud to announce that music legend Johnny Mathis will return to Honolulu for the first time in two decades. A Johnny Mathis Christmas will feature the beloved icon performing timeless holiday classics as well as his greatest hits. The accompanying 35-piece orchestra will proudly showcase the talent of Honolulu’s finest musicians including members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Hawaiian Band.

Affectionately referred to as “Mr. Christmas” by Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Johnny is inundated with offers to perform during the holiday season. For this reason, Rick Bartalini Presents is extremely proud to have him choose Honolulu to perform this rare concert.

Starting Friday, August 24 at 9:00 A.M., Hawaii fans can use pre-sale code ALOHA to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Hawaii fans may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Friday, August 24 at 10:00 A.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 24 at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

“Christmas is very special for me. There were seven of us growing up
and my mom and dad always made it such a wonderful, magical time.”
— Johnny Mathis

Mathis released his first smash holiday album Merry Christmas in 1958 to universal acclaim. The album ultimately became one of the Top 10 best-selling Christmas albums of all time and paved the way for several successful holiday albums. Johnny was just nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his Sending You A Little Christmas album, alongside pop luminaries Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett, and Lady Gaga.

Johnny’s accomplishments are not limited to his holiday hits. He has received four other Grammy nominations, including one in 2010 for Let It Be Me – Mathis In Nashville. This nomination, for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, is all the more remarkable because it was his first foray into classic country music. Johnny has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame three times for “Chances Are”, “Misty”, and “It’s Not for me to Say”. Record historian Joel Whitburn notes that Johnny is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 Hits spanning each of his first four decades as a recording artist. As of 2013, he has now had a hit in every decade of his career thanks to his lovely song with Jim Brickman, “Sending You a Little Christmas,” which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart! Most impressive of all is his 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

As if this weren’t enough, Johnny continues to be honored in many different ways. In 2011, he performed for former Secretary of State Colin Powell and received the Gold Medal of the Academy of Achievement at the Academy’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., acknowledging his many accomplishments throughout his career. In 2013, he received the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award from the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters for Radio & Television, and was inducted into the America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.

Celebrating his 62nd year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis’ sublime vocal approach to music eclipses passing fads and trends. He has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are”, “It’s Not for me to Say”, “Misty”, and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Johnny has recorded close to 80 albums, including six Christmas albums that have made him the undisputed and iconic “Voice of Christmas.”

After over 60 years as a recording artist, what’s next for Johnny? The artist replies: “I don’t think about retiring. I think about how I can keep singing for the rest of my life.”

General Ticket Information

Tickets for A Johnny Mathis Christmas, December 21 & 22 at 7:30 P.M. at Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $199.50, $129.50, $99.50, $69.50 and $49.50 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.

Alert: Trevor Noah Inbound to Hawaii.

* * * * * * ALERT * * * * * *
TREVOR NOAH INBOUND TO HAWAII.
SEEK SHELTER AT BLAISDELL ARENA,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

September 1 – Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
ONE NIGHT ONLY

Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents & military
starting Friday, April 20 at 10:00 A.M. HST
Pre-sale Code: OOPS

Tickets go on sale to mainland
Friday, May 4 at 10:00 A.M. HST

After two sold out shows in Honolulu last year, Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, returns with an all new show at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Saturday, September 1 in a special one night only performance. With his fresh take on the latest hot topics, Trevor Noah is sure to be one of Hawaii’s most talked about comedy shows of 2018. Every seat will be a good seat with large video screens.

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor Hawaii residents and military with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Friday, April 20 at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents and military can use pre-sale code OOPS to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the mainland starting Friday, May 4 at 10:00 A.M.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This past year, The Daily Show was nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series) and a GLAAD award for Outstanding Talk Episode, as well as two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Talk Series and Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Show. Noah also recently won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on The Daily Show – Between The Scenes. He joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.

In February 2017, Noah debuted his 9th comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre. In 2016, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.

Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late-night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah.

In November 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Trevor Noah, September 1 at 8:00 P.M. at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $55.50, $75.50 and $95.50 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.

Jackson Browne Lawn Seats Added to Honolulu Concert Due to Overwhelming Demand

April 6 • Waikiki Shell

Fans can save 25% on lawn ticket 4-packs for limited time!

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will return to Honolulu’s Waikiki Shell on April 6 with his full band for the first time in over two decades for an unforgettable evening of music.

Due to overwhelming demand, lawn seats have just been released for the nearly sold out April concert for $39.50. For a limited time, fans can save 25% on lawn ticket 4-packs starting today at Ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office.

Accompanying Jackson on the road in Australia are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Except for a brief period in NYC in the late 1960s, Jackson has always lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. His most recent studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com and www.rbpconcerts.com

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Jackson Browne, April 6 at 7:00 P.M. at the Waikiki Shell are $129.50, $99.50, $69.50 and $39.50 plus service fees. Tickets are 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. Blaisdell Box Office address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814. Waikiki Shell address: 2805 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.

Humorist/Author David Sedaris Returns To Santa Cruz In May

May 10 • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Exclusive pre-sale tickets available on-line only
starting Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Tickets go on sale to public
Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Humorist/author David Sedaris returns to Santa Cruz on May 10 for a special evening of laughter and satire. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017).

Starting Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 A.M., fans can use code RBP to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Friday, December 15 at 10:00 P.M. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further show information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service.

Sedaris’ original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”

As a companion piece to Theft By Finding, Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’ diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (October 2017). A forthcoming book of essays entitled Calypso is set to be published June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2019.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for David Sedaris, May 10 at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $65.50, $45.50, and $25.00 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.santacruztickets.com and in-person at the venue box office (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (831) 420-5260. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office address: 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

An Evening With Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen Returns To Santa Cruz

February 9 • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Exclusive pre-sale tickets available on-line only
starting Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Tickets go on sale to public
Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Back by popular demand, Texas singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen are returning to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for a very special all new acoustic performance on February 9, 2018. Lovett and Keen, who as friends spent many a night performing together on their front porches – will perform acoustic, stripped-down versions of their most well-known songs, and share the humorous and heartwarming stories behind them. The duo previously performed together to sold out crowds in 2013 and 2016 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

Starting Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 A.M., fans can use code ACOUSTIC to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Friday, December 15 at 10:00 P.M. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further show information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or ‘The Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.

As singer/songwriter, Robert Earl Keen has built a reputation as one of the nation’s finest musical storytellers, he has been guided by several self-imposed rules and traditions that are often the antithesis of music industry standards.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen, February 9 at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $95.50, $75.50 and $55.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.santacruztickets.com and in-person at the venue box office (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (831) 420-5260. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office address: 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Jackson Browne Announces Spring 2018 Tour Date In Honolulu

April 6 • Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available online only for Hawaii residents
starting Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets go on sale to mainland buyers
Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. HST

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne announces Spring 2018 tour dates in Hawaii and on the East Coast with his full band. Following his recently announced Australia tour in March, Jackson Browne will play Honolulu’s Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell on April 6 and a string of dates on the East Coast in May.

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so that local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each online only. The Kama’aina pre-sale runs until Friday, December 15 at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to mainland buyers starting Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. HST.

Accompanying Jackson on the road in Australia are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

Except for a brief period in NYC in the late 1960s, Jackson has always lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. His most recent studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

For more tour details, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com and www.rbpconcerts.com

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Jackson Browne, April 6 at 7:00 P.M. at the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell are $129.50, $99.50, and $69.50 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. Blaisdell Box Office address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814. The Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell address: 2805 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.