Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza Returns Starring Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman & Larry Miller

December 30 • Maui Arts & Cultural Center

December 31 • Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Pre-sale tickets available
starting Thursday, April 25 at 10:00 A.M. HST
Pre-sale Code: BILL2020

Tickets go on sale worldwide
Friday, April 26 at 10:00 A.M. HST

The tradition continues! For the ninth 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 guests, Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller.  With his sold-out shows for the past eight 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 Hawaii residents and military with an exclusive Kamaʻāina pre-sale so that they may purchase the best seats first. Starting Thursday, April 25 at 10:00 A.M., Kamaʻāina can use pre-sale code BILL2020 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 P.M. HST the same day. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 26 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 Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller. Silverman is a two-time Emmy Award winner and one of the most versatile talents in entertainment. She is perhaps best known as creator, executive producer, and host of the Emmy-nominated weekly topical talk series I Love You, America, which streamed on Hulu. The series earned nominations at the Emmy Awards and Writers Guild Awards. In May 2017, she released her latest standup special A Speck of Dust on Netflix, which culminated in two Emmy Award nominations and a Grammy Award nomination.

Actor, comedian and author Larry Miller is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. He has appeared in over 100 film and television shows, beginning his career with a memorable scene alongside Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the blockbuster film, Pretty Woman. He has since gone on to unforgettable roles in such films as The Princess Diaries, The Nutty Professor, Bee Movie and 10 Things I Hate About You.

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. Last year, Bill’s Hawaii shows with Natasha Leggero and Carol Leifer were joined by a host of surprise celebrity guests including Woody Harrelson, Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder, Bonnie Hunt and Sean Penn. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: This show is the place to be as the world welcomes in 2020.

“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 8:00 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 8:00 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 In 2019 Due To Popular Demand

A Johnny Mathis Christmas 2019

Performing his Greatest Hits & Christmas Classics
with a 35-piece Orchestra

December 20 & 21, 2019 – Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

Tickets go on sale
Saturday, December 22 at Noon HST

(HONOLULU, HI) December 20, 2018 – Honolulu-based concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents is proud to announce that music legend Johnny Mathis will return to Honolulu in 2019 due to popular demand. After completely selling out his 2018 Christmas concerts, Mathis will return to Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on December 20 & 21, 2019. A Johnny Mathis Christmas 2019 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 very best musicians.

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.

“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 20 & 21 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.

American Idol Filming in Oahu This January with Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Ryan Seacrest

FILMING TO COINCIDE WITH LIONEL RICHIE CONCERTS
AT BLAISDELL ARENA ON JANUARY 25 & 26

Tickets on sale now

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. The two concerts will mark Richie’s first appearance in Hawaii in more than a decade.

Ryan Seascrest announced that television juggernaut American Idol will be filming showcase rounds this January at Disney Aulani Resort and Spa in Ko’olina with judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. The filming will take place in late January to coincide with Lionel Richie’s concerts at Blaisdell Arena. Promoter Rick Bartalini Presents recently released excellent floor seats for both shows. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

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.

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 $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.

Bill Maher Returns To Santa Cruz in 2019 with All New Stand-Up Comedy Show

February 9 • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Pre-sale tickets available
starting Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 A.M. PT
Pre-sale Code: TREASON

Tickets go on sale to general public
Friday, December 21 at 11:00 A.M. PT

Bill Maher, host of HBO’s smash hit Real Time, is returning to Santa Cruz with an all new stand-up comedy show in 2019. Maher will bring his special brand of political humor to Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on February 9 for an unforgettable evening of comedy. In this heated political climate, Maher will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what is sure to be one of the most talked about comedy shows of 2019.

Starting Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 A.M. PT, fans can use code TREASON 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 21 at 10:59 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 21 at 11:00 A.M.

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last thirteen years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations.  Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for HBO series, VICE. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, Religulous, directed by Larry Charles (Borat). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as Howard Dean, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Michael Moore – Maher has written five bestsellers: True Story, Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?  Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits, When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden, New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, and most recently, The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But  Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country.  Three of his ten stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s The Decider, 2005’s I’m Swiss, as well as the hilarious, Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong, – have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University.  He now resides in Los Angeles.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Bill Maher, February 9 at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $129.50, $99.50, $69.50 and $49.50 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.

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.