Bill Maher’s 7th Annual New Year’s Evening Of Comedy Returns Starring Bill Maher & Bob Saget

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting Monday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, October 13th at 10:00 A.M. HST

December 31 • Blaisdell Concert Hall
January 1 • Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The tradition continues! For the seventh year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year in Hawaii! The standup comedy concerts will be New Year’s Eve at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and New Year’s Day at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Making the celebration extra special this year, the host of HBO’s Real Time will welcome actor and Grammy-nominated standup comedian Bob Saget (Full House, Americas Funniest Home Videos) to the party for the first time. After sold-out shows for the past six years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”

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 Monday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can use pre-sale code ITMFA 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, October 12th at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 13th at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further show information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

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General Ticket Information

Tickets for Bill Maher, December 31st at 7:30 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 Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tickets for Bill Maher, January 1 at 7:30 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

*This show will include mature subject matter.

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Adds Second Eugene Show To Meet Overwhelming Demand

August 26th – 7:00 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. – Hult Center for the Performing Arts

SECOND EUGENE SHOW JUST ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
FOR AUGUST 26 AT 9:30 P.M.


Exclusive Oregon resident pre-sale tickets available now

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, June 30th at 12:00 P.M. PT

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts for a very special evening of comedy on August 26th. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what is sure to be one of Eugene’s most talked about comedy shows of 2017.

The majority of tickets for Trevor Noah’s 7:00 P.M. show on August 26th sold out within the first few hours of promoter Rick Bartalini Presents’ special Oregon resident pre-sale yesterday. To meet overwhelming demand, a second Eugene show has been added at 9:30 P.M. for the same day. Eugene fans who missed their chance to score tickets for the 7:00 P.M. show can now buy tickets for the 9:30 P.M. show via the Oregon resident pre-sale. To ensure local fans obtain the best seats first and reduce tickets sold to out of state resellers (scalpers), Oregon residents can now use pre-sale code RUSSIA to get priority access to the best tickets before they go on sale to the public. Oregon residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale runs until tonight, June 29th at 11:59 P.M. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 30th at 12:00 P.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a recurring contributor and subsequently succeeded Jon Stewart as host in September of 2015.

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, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.

This year, Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 5, 2016. His 2015 Comedy Central stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, brought Noah’s unique world view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. 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.

He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at Hammersmith Apollo in London, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and countless cities throughout the United States.

Trevor has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, winning the award in 2015, and was featured on the cover of GQ South Africa.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Trevor Noah, August 26th at 7:00 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts are $99.75, $69.75, $59.75, $49.75 and $39.75 plus service fees. Tickets are available at http://www.hultcenter.org, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts Box Office or charge by phone at (541) 682-5000. Hult Center for the Performing Arts address: 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401.

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Makes Eugene Debut This August

August 26th – Hult Center for the Performing Arts

Exclusive Oregon resident pre-sale starts
Wednesday, June 28th at 12:00 P.M. PT

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, June 30th at 12:00 P.M. PT

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts for a very special evening of comedy on August 26th. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what is sure to be one of Eugene’s most talked about comedy shows of 2017.

Promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will have an exclusive pre-sale for Oregon residents to ensure local fans obtain the best seats first and reduce tickets sold to out of state resellers (scalpers). Starting Wednesday, June 28th at 12:00 P.M. PT, Oregon residents can use pre-sale code RUSSIA to get priority access to the best tickets before they go on sale to the public. Oregon residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale runs until Thursday, June 29th at 11:59 P.M. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 30th at 12:00 P.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a recurring contributor and subsequently succeeded Jon Stewart as host in September of 2015.

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, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.

This year, Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 5, 2016. His 2015 Comedy Central stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, brought Noah’s unique world view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. 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.

He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at Hammersmith Apollo in London, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and countless cities throughout the United States.

Trevor has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, winning the award in 2015, and was featured on the cover of GQ South Africa.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Trevor Noah, August 26th at 7:00 P.M. at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts are $99.75, $69.75, $59.75, $49.75 and $39.75 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.hultcenter.org, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts Box Office or charge by phone at (541) 682-5000. Hult Center for the Performing Arts address: 1 Eugene Center, Eugene, OR 97401.

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Adds Second Honolulu Show To Meet Overwhelming Demand

May 25th – 8:00 P.M. – Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 26th – 8:00 & 10:30 P.M. – Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

SECOND HONOLULU SHOW ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
FOR MAY 26 AT 10:30 P.M.

Kama’aina pre-sale tickets for second show available now

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, April 14th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to Hawaii for two very special evenings of comedy at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s intimate Castle Theater on May 25th and Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on May 26th. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what are sure to be two of Hawaii’s most talked about comedy shows of 2017.

Tickets for Trevor Noah’s May 26th show in Honolulu sold out within the first few hours of being available through Promoter Rick Bartalini Presents’ special Kama’aina pre-sale today. To meet overwhelming demand, a second Honolulu show has been added at 10:30 P.M. for the same day. Hawaii fans who missed their chance to score tickets for the 8:00 P.M. show can now buy tickets for the 10:30 P.M. show by visiting Ticketmaster.com and entering pre-sale code PUTIN. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Thursday, April 13th at 11:00 P.M. HST. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Kama’aina pre-sale is not a discount. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 14th at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a recurring contributor and subsequently succeeded Jon Stewart as host in September of 2015.

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, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.

This year, Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 5, 2016. His 2015 Comedy Central stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, brought Noah’s unique world view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. 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.

He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at Hammersmith Apollo in London, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and countless cities throughout the United States.

Trevor has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, winning the award in 2015, and was featured on the cover of GQ South Africa.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Trevor Noah, May 25th at 8:00 P.M. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater 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. Ticket prices run at a slight premium due to the intimate size of the venue.

Tickets for Trevor Noah, May 26th at 8:00 P.M. & 10:30 P.M. at 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.

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Makes Hawaii Debut This May

May 25th – Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 26th – Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting Friday, April 7th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, April 14th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to Hawaii for two very special evenings of comedy at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on May 25th and Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on May 26th. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what are sure to be two of Hawaii’s most talked about comedy shows of 2017.

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 Friday, April 7th at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can use pre-sale code PUTIN 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, April 13th at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 14th at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa. He is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning program The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a recurring contributor and subsequently succeeded Jon Stewart as host in September of 2015.

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, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.

This year, Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 5, 2016. His 2015 Comedy Central stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, brought Noah’s unique world view and global analysis of American culture to the forefront. 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.

He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at Hammersmith Apollo in London, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and countless cities throughout the United States.

Trevor has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, winning the award in 2015, and was featured on the cover of GQ South Africa.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Trevor Noah, May 25th at 8:00 P.M. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater 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 Trevor Noah, May 26th at 8:00 P.M. at 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.

Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett Reunite For ‘Songs And Stories’ Tour

Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett On Stage Together
For “Songs and Stories” Tour

March 26 — San Francisco, CA — Nourse Theater

March 27 — San Rafael, CA — Marin Center

March 28 — San Jose, CA — City National Civic

Rick Bartalini Presents pre-sale tickets available using code SongsAndStories
starting Wednesday, December 21st at 10:00 A.M. PT

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Saturday, December 24th at 10:00 A.M. PT

The always witty Vince Gill and the reliably wry Lyle Lovett are reuniting for a nine city tour that will take place March 2017. After teaming up for a series of concerts in 2015 and 2016, the shows were so successful that they decided to extend the tour.

Starting Wednesday, December 21st at 10:00 A.M., fans can get early access to San Francisco, San Rafael and San Jose tickets using code SongsAndStories. The pre-sale ends Friday, December 23rd at 10:00 P.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, December 24th at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

A reviewer for Elmore Magazine raved, “The evening reminded me of the Rat Pack, with pals Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra doing comedy and music and having a great time. . . . This was not the show I had looked forward to—it was much better.”

Each show will be a series of intimate solo and duo performances, during which the artists will serve as their own accompanists.

“For a night like this, there is no plan,” Gill said. “I know Lyle won’t have a plan, and I won’t either. What he plays will inspire me, and probably vice-versa. It’ll be like playing ping-pong. Whatever song he chooses to sing will inspire the next song that comes out of me.”

“I enjoy shows that are not planned out,” Lovett observes. “This will be two songwriters in the round. It’s informal, so there will be lots of ad-libbing. It will be like little snapshots of our experiences.”

Both performers have reaped armfuls of Grammys and kindred laurels for their musical versatility and memory-engraving songwriting.

“Just two guys sitting on stools, telling stories and singing songs,” Gill says. “No big bands. I saw James Taylor once with just him and his guitar, and after that show I felt like I knew him a whole lot better than I ever did before. That’s what’ll happen between Lyle and me, too, and I’m looking forward to it.”

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big breakthrough in 1990 with “When I Call Your Name,” which won both the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year awards as well as a Grammy. Gill has won 18 CMA Awards, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has won 20 GRAMMY Awards. A wide-ranging songwriter, his compositions earned him entry into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. The Academy of Country Music has conferred on Gill eight awards, including its prestigious Home Depot Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Career Achievement Award. Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers. Gill has produced albums for LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant and Ashley Monroe and has made guest appearances on more than 500 albums including on those by Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, George Jones and others.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, 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 his ‘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 artist working today.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett, March 26th at 7:30 P.M. at the Nourse Theater are $125.50, $85.50 and $65.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.cityboxoffice.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Friday, 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (415) 392-4400. Box office address: 180 Redwood Street, Suite 100 San Francisco, CA 94102.

Tickets for Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett, March 27th at 7:30 P.M. at Marin Center are $125.50, $95.50, $65.50 and $45.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://tickets.marincenter.org and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Friday, 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (415) 473-6800. Venue and box office address: 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903-5204.

Tickets for Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett, March 28th at 7:30 P.M. at the City National Civic are $89.50, $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 – Friday, 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (408) 792-4111. Venue and box office address: 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95113.

Bonnie Raitt Live in Honolulu Kama’aina Pre-Sale Starts Today

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.

International Superstar Mariah Carey and Empire’s Jussie Smollett Add Third Concert in Hawaii

MEDIA ALERT: NEW SHOWS ADDED DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND

MARIAH CAREY, INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR
ANNOUNCES HER FIRST CONCERTS IN HAWAII IN NEARLY TWO DECADES

“SWEET SWEET FANTASY”

THE MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED CONCERTS OF THE YEAR
ARRIVE ON HAWAII’S SHORES NOVEMBER 23, 25 & 26, 2016!

AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER, ACTOR AND COLUMBIA RECORDING ARTIST JUSSIE SMOLLETT FROM THE MONSTER HIT SERIES EMPIRE
JOINS MARIAH CAREY FOR ONCE IN A LIFETIME CONCERT EVENTS

RECORD BREAKING SALES DURING HAWAII RESIDENTS KAMA’AINA PRE-SALE
PROMOTER RICK BARTALINI PRESENTS TO ADD SECOND & THIRD SHOWS
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY SHOWS

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents and military only*
starting today at 9:00 A.M. HST

Mariah Carey, international superstar and planet Earth’s best-selling female artist of all time, will be returning to the Hawaii stage this fall with her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour. On the heels of a sold-out Las Vegas residency, the forthcoming launch of docuseries Mariah’s World on E!, and one of the most exciting years of her extraordinary career, the global superstar will be taking her fans on a thrilling journey of wonder as she performs her biggest, career-defining hits. To reward her legions of super-loyal Hawaiian fans, the Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour will play Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Friday, November 23, 25 & 26, 2016. The engagements mark Mariah’s first performances in Hawaii in nearly two decades.

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents and military of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale to purchase the best seats first. Starting today at 9:00 A.M., Hawaii residents and military can get early access to tickets before they go on sale anywhere else in the world. No password is required for local residents, only a Hawaii zip code. Hawaii residents and military may purchase up to eight tickets each. Tickets go on sale worldwide October 1st at 9:00 A.M. HST. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Drawing on a back catalogue of over 18 No. 1 singles, Mariah will be performing her biggest hits, including the timeless “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” the global smash hit “We Belong Together” and many, many more.

After two seasons of speculation, Mariah will appear on the third season of the hit Fox series Empire. Carey will play a singer named Kitty who collaborates with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) at Empire and helps him craft an “explosive new song.” Mariah will appear on the October 5th episode.

“Aloha Lambily, it’s been too long!! I’m so excited to be coming to Hawaii to perform for you all. I’m thrilled my extraordinarily talented friend Jussie Smollett will be joining us for this special night in paradise. I promise we’re going to share the most amazing moments together and I have so many surprises in store for you daahhlings! Can’t wait to see you all. Love Mariah xx”

Mariah Carey’s last performance in Hawaii was in February 1998. The sold-out concert at the Aloha Stadium sold an astonishing 33,000 tickets. The performance was filmed for her HBO special Mariah Carey Live Around the World.

Mariah Carey is a music icon, a soul legend, a pop phenomenon, a breathtaking live artist and planet Earth’s best-selling female artist of all time. She has sold over 220 million records and 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles have been self-penned, including ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Hero’, ‘Touch My Body’, ‘One Sweet Day’, and ‘We Belong Together’, more than any other solo artist.

With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop artist.  As a singer/songwriter/producer, amongst her countless awards, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist Of The Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting.

She has topped the charts globally and has played to packed audiences in stadiums and arenas around the world. Her combination of stellar talents has inspired her dedicated fans in almost every country and set new standards for excellence in the music industry.

Mariah Carey’s ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. Her docuseries “Mariah’s World” will premiere internationally this fall on E! and takes a look behind the scenes in her busy life. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009), Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013) and last year Mariah made her directorial debut in A Christmas Melody, a special festive feature for Hallmark, in which she also starred. A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.

Jussie Smollett is an accomplished singer, songwriter and actor. In 2015, Jussie was catapulted to international fame playing Jamal Lyon opposite Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard on monster hit television series, Empire. Tonight on Fox, Jussie enters his third season starring on the multiple award-winning hit series that continues to shatter records, finishing the second season as the No. 1 show on broadcast television.

Jussie co-wrote the songs “I Wanna Love You” and “You’re So Beautiful” on the Grammy nominated Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire album. In addition to numerous BET and Teen Choice Award nominations, Jussie is a six-time NAACP award winner including “Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration” and “Outstanding Song” for “You’re So Beautiful” as well as “Outstanding New Artist.” Jussie is signed to Columbia Records.

“The word ‘honored’ doesn’t begin to explain how I feel about being on the same stage as the incomparable Mariah Carey. She is one of the greatest artists of all time and now a dear friend. I know I will cherish these moments forever and I know that this lighting is about to be POPPIN,” said Jussie Smollett in a statement about his upcoming concert with Mariah Carey, his first ever in Hawaii.

Jussie is actively involved in numerous charities and was named by the Black AIDS Institute as one of the 30 artists under 30 truly making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He recently was inducted into its hall of fame. He sits on the Board of Artists for a New South Africa, and he supports the Jenesee Foundation, a shelter for battered women.

Tickets for Mariah Carey’s “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour with Empire’s Jussie Smollett November 23rd, 25th & 26th at 8:00 P.M. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $255.50, $155.50, $85.50, and $65.50 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. HST) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814.

*Rick Bartalini Presents welcomes non-Hawaii resident military to purchase tickets in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office during the Kama’aina pre-sale.

International Superstar Mariah Carey and Empire’s Jussie Smollett Announce Concert in Hawaii

MARIAH CAREY, INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR
ANNOUNCES HER FIRST CONCERT IN HAWAII IN NEARLY TWO DECADES

“SWEET SWEET FANTASY”

THE MOST EAGERLY ANTICIPATED CONCERT OF THE YEAR
ARRIVES ON HAWAII’S SHORES NOVEMBER 25, 2016 FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER, ACTOR AND COLUMBIA RECORDING ARTIST
JUSSIE SMOLLETT FROM THE MONSTER HIT SERIES EMPIRE
JOINS MARIAH CAREY FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CONCERT EVENT

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents and military only*
starts Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 A.M. HST

Rick Bartalini Presents is proud and delighted to announce that Mariah Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time, will be returning to the Hawaii stage this fall with her “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour. On the heels of a sold-out Las Vegas residency, the forthcoming launch of docuseries Mariah’s World on E!, and one of the most exciting years of her extraordinary career, the global superstar will be taking her fans on a thrilling journey of wonder as she performs her biggest, career-defining hits. To reward her legions of super-loyal Hawaiian fans, the Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour will play Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on Friday, November 25, 2016. The one-night-only engagement marks Mariah’s first performance in Hawaii in nearly two decades.

International demand for the one-night-only engagement is expected to be unprecedented. Therefore, concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents and military of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale to purchase the best seats first. Starting Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 A.M., Hawaii residents and military can get early access to tickets before they go on sale anywhere else in the world. No password is required for local residents, only a Hawaii zip code. Hawaii residents and military may purchase up to eight tickets each. Tickets go on sale worldwide October 1st at 9:00 A.M. HST. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Drawing on a back catalogue of over 18 No. 1 singles, Mariah will be performing her biggest hits, including the timeless “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” the global smash hit “We Belong Together” and many, many more.

After two seasons of speculation, Mariah will appear on the third season of the hit Fox series Empire. Carey will play a singer named Kitty who collaborates with Jamal (Jussie Smollett) at Empire and helps him craft an “explosive new song.” Mariah will appear on the October 5th episode.

“Aloha Lambily, it’s been too long!! I’m so excited to be coming to Hawaii to perform for you all. I’m thrilled my extraordinarilytalented friend Jussie Smollett will be joining us for this special night in paradise. I promise we’re going to share the most amazing moments together and I have so many surprises in store for you daahhlings! Can’t wait to see you all. Love Mariah xx”

Mariah Carey’s last performance in Hawaii was in February 1998. The sold-out concert at the Aloha Stadium sold an astonishing 33,000 tickets. The performance was filmed for her HBO special Mariah Carey Live Around the World.

Mariah Carey is a music icon, a soul legend, a pop phenomenon, a breathtaking live artist and planet Earth’s best-selling female artist of all time. She has sold over 220 million records and 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles have been self-penned, including ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Hero’, ‘Touch My Body’, ‘One Sweet Day’, and ‘We Belong Together’, more than any other solo artist.

With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop artist. As a singer/songwriter/producer, amongst her countless awards, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist Of The Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting.

She has topped the charts globally and has played to packed audiences in stadiums and arenas around the world. Her combination of stellar talents has inspired her dedicated fans in almost every country and set new standards for excellence in the music industry.

Mariah Carey’s ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. Her docuseries “Mariah’s World” will premiere internationally this fall on E! and takes a look behind the scenes in her busy life. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009), Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013) and last year Mariah made her directorial debut in A Christmas Melody, a special festive feature for Hallmark, in which she also starred. A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.

Jussie Smollett is an accomplished singer, songwriter and actor. In 2015, Jussie was catapulted to international fame playing Jamal Lyon opposite Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard on monster hit television series, Empire. Tonight on Fox, Jussie enters his third season starring on the multiple award-winning hit series that continues to shatter records, finishing the second season as the No. 1 show on broadcast television.

Jussie co-wrote the songs “I Wanna Love You” and “You’re So Beautiful” on the Grammy nominated Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire album. In addition to numerous BET and Teen Choice Award nominations, Jussie is a six-time NAACP award winner including “Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration” and “Outstanding Song” for “You’re So Beautiful” as well as “Outstanding New Artist.” Jussie is signed to Columbia Records.

“The word ‘honored’ doesn’t begin to explain how I feel about being on the same stage as the incomparable Mariah Carey. She is one of the greatest artists of all time and now a dear friend. I know I will cherish these moments forever and I know that this lighting is about to be POPPIN. Aloha Hawaii…see you soon.” Said Jussie Smollett about his upcoming concert with Mariah Carey, his first in Hawaii.

Jussie is actively involved in numerous charities and was named by the Black AIDS Institute as one of the 30 artists under 30 truly making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He recently was inducted into its hall of fame. He sits on the Board of Artists for a New South Africa, and he supports the Jenesee Foundation, a shelter for battered women.

Tickets for Mariah Carey’s “Sweet Sweet Fantasy” tour with Empire’s Jussie Smollett November 25th at 8:00 P.M. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arenaare $255.50, $155.50, $85.50, and $65.50 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. HST) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814.

*Rick Bartalini Presents welcomes non-Hawaii resident military to purchase tickets in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office during the Kama’aina pre-sale.

Stay up to date with Mariah Carey at http://www.mariahcarey.com/tour and follow Mariah on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket benefit the Rick Bartalini Presents Never Surrender Foundation for at risk LGBT youth www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.Org

Comedy Star Mike Epps Coming To Hawaii This Halloween

Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall – October 28th
Maui Arts & Cultural Center – October 30th

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting Tuesday, August 30th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00 A.M. HST

Mike Epps will bring his extraordinary comedic talent to Hawaii this Halloween weekend for what promises to be two unforgettable nights of laughs. Mike will play Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on October 28th and Kahului’s Maui Arts & Cultural Center on October 30th.

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, before they are offered on the mainland. Starting Tuesday, August 30th at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can get early access to tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. No password is required for local residents, only a Hawaii zip code. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Non-Hawaii residents can purchase pre-sale tickets starting Friday, September 2nd at 10:00 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, September 3rd at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

Mike Epps returned this summer in season three of the Starz series Survivor’s Remorse produced LeBron James and Mike O’Malley. He won a 2016 NAACP Image award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal as Uncle Julius. Mike currently stars in the comedy Meet the Blacks which he also executive produced.

In Spring 2017, he will start production on The Weinstein Film Pryor starring opposite Oprah Winfrey, Eddie Murphy and Kate Hudson as the legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Written by Bill Condon and Danny Strong, the film will bring to life the comedians ground breaking accomplishments to the stand up stage, TV and films.

He was recently seen in HBO-Emmy Winning bio-pic Bessie based on Bessie Smith, played by Queen Latifah. The film chronicles how Smith overcame her tempestuous personal life to become one of the most acclaimed performing and recording artists of the 1920s and ’30s, earning the nickname Empress of the Blues. Mike plays Richard Morgan, a bootlegger and romantic interest to Bessie Smith. The film also won a Critics Choice Award for “best mini-series/movie.”

In 2011, he was awarded an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Sony Pictures film, Jumping the Broom. He continued to receive critical praise for his dramatic turn in 2012 with Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston and Jordan Sparks. He further pursued his dramatic side with two important roles: starring opposite Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie in the Lionsgate thriller, Repentance, being released through Lionsgate/Codeblack Entertainment., followed by the independent Nina Simone biopic, Nina, starring Zoe Saldana. In Nina, he plays the legendary Richard Pryor, who opened for the singer in the early 60’s.

Mike also continues to headline his Mike Epps Live shows across the country. In 2009, Mike headlined his hugely successful stand-up special, Mike Epps: Underrated and Never Faded, and in 2011 introduced the world to new comedic talent with, Mike Epps Presents…, both which aired on Showtime. He also released his first comedy rap album called Funny Bidness: Da Album. The album featured Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Slim Thug to name a few. That year also marked the release of his comedy DVD Funny Bidness. With his undying love for hip-hop, Mike hosted the BET Hip-Hop Awards from 2009-2012. He’ll continue comedic hosting duties this fall with Shaq’s Comedy All-Stars set to air on Showtime.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Mike Epps, October 28th at 8:00 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $95.50, $65.50, $45.50, and $35.50 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

Tickets for Mike Epps, October 30th at 7:30 P.M. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $65.50, $55.50 and $45.50 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: 1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732