Diana Ross Hawaii Concert Dates Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Virus Concerns

Hawaii-based concert promoter, Rick Bartalini Presents, deeply regrets that Diana Ross’ Hawaii concert dates have been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Ms. Ross was scheduled to perform May 9, 2020 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and May 10 & 11, 2020 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (MACC).

Tickets purchased online through ticketmaster.com will be automatically refunded to the account holder’s credit card. For those who purchased their tickets in person:

  • Blaisdell Box Office (May 9 performance)
    Please visit the venue for refunds:
    777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Open Monday through Saturday, 9AM – 5PM (closed Sundays and holidays)
  • MACC Box Office (May 10 & 11 performances)
    Credit card purchases will be automatically refunded to the cardholder’s account. For refunds on cash purchases, please bring your ticket(s) to the MACC box office for a refund:
    1 Cameron Way, Kahului, Hawaii
    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM – 6PM (closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays)

Rick Bartalini released the following statement:

Live music and concerts have shaped my life both personally and professionally.

I believe in the power of music to heal and to bring communities together. Unfortunately, due to emerging and rapidly-changing developments in regards to the COVID-19 virus, our gathering together to celebrate music and make memories needs to be suspended for a period of time.

Municipalities around the world are banning large gatherings as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19. Concerts and sporting events are being cancelled or postponed on a global scale as health authorities struggle to manage the novel coronavirus.

The health and safety of the people of Hawaii are of my utmost concern. I have come to love my adopted state and I have great fondness for the people here. I am proud to call Hawaii my home. The Hawaii State Department of Public Health has not yet banned large gatherings or implemented other public restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus. However, it’s important to me that I proactively contribute to the solution.

To help slow down the progression of the coronavirus in our community, the Diana Ross concerts scheduled for May 2020 have been cancelled.

This is an uncertain time. There is much beyond our control, but we can always choose how to respond to events. When faced with such a choice, please keep thinking of our community as a whole. Always respond to each other with love and compassion. Now is the time for us to look out for each other.

Keep yourself safe. Monitor the Hawaii State Department of Health website for updates on the COVID-19 virus or sign up for email updates at their website: https://health.hawaii.gov

Diana Ross Returns To Hawaii For A Mother’s Day Celebration

Three Unforgettable Nights
May 9 – Neal S. Blaisdell Arena
May 10 & 11 – Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents
before tickets go on sale to the mainland

Kama’aina pre-sale starts Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 A.M. HST
with password MOM

Hawaii-based promoter, Rick Bartalini of Rick Bartalini Presents, is thrilled to create a special once-in-a-lifetime Mother’s Day celebration for the people of Hawaii. Knowing the importance of family in the Hawaiian culture, Bartalini has invited international music icon Diana Ross to perform for three unforgettable nights over the Mother’s Day weekend. Sharing the magic of Ms. Ross’ music is the perfect way for all mothers and their ohanas to honor each other this Mother’s Day.

Ms. Ross, who will play Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on May 9 and Maui Arts & Cultural Center on May 10 & 11, 2020, has issued a statement about these special shows, saying:

“Aloha Hawaii. I am so excited and looking forward to sharing an evening of love and joy with your beautiful Ohana to celebrate a fabulous Mother’s Day in Hawaii. Join me for this Happy Mother’s Day celebration. Let’s have some fun. See you soon.” — Diana Ross

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the people and military of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so that local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents and military can use code MOM to purchase up to eight tickets each. The Kama’aina pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 A.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the mainland starting Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 A.M.

Diana Ross defines icon. A remarkable career spanning over 50 years, Ms. Ross is an international treasure. She is considered the most successful recording artist and entertainer of all time. President Obama said “she exudes glamour & grace, her influence is inescapable” as he presented her with a Medal of Freedom Award, the most prestigious award given to a U.S. citizen.

Beyond the incredible journey and legendary successes, Diana Ross considers her greatest accomplishment to be that of raising her five children. Seeing them flourish and becoming successful adults in each of their chosen fields, she remains the nucleus of a solid family that has expanded and gifted her six beautiful grandchildren.

Ross’ international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC (2007). The honor celebrated her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television and theatre, as well as her culture influences and humanitarian. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences celebrated her remarkable career with its highest honor, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Diana Ross shaped the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving way to contemporary music.

Her voice, described as “honey with soulful sensibility,” produced 14 Top ten albums, 43 #1 songs and music sales exceeding 100 million units around the world. The latest in a string of #1s includes four consecutive dance club hits, including a new remix of the 1971 classic, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 2017” which topped the Billboard Dance Club Chart. Followed by “I’m Coming Out / Upside Down 2018” remix and “The Boss 2019” remix.

In 2017, the American Music Awards presented Ms. Ross with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In1993, she earned a Guinness World Record for her success in the United States and United Kingdom by having more hits than any other female artist on the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles.

Other music career milestones include induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Hero Award, Billboard’s Female Entertainer of the Century Award and one of few celebrities to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On July 21, 1983, Diana Ross drew a crowd of over 1.2 million people to New York’s Central Park, and mark one of the biggest audiences in history for a live concert.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross – A Mother’s Day Celebration May 9 at 8:00 P.M. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $255.50, $125.50, $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. HST) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Tickets for Diana Ross – A Mother’s Day Celebration May 10 & 11 at 7:30 P.M. at Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $755.50 (first row), $255.50, $155.50, $95.50, and $65.50 plus service fees. Tickets are available at http://www.mauiarts.org and in-person at 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

IL VOLO To Make Marin County Debut at Marin Center in San Rafael

PRE-SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
PASSCODE: THEBEST

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

IL VOLO: TEN YEARS TO PREMIERE ON PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 30

Milan/New York, September 20, 2019IL VOLO announce the global release of their new album 10 Years – The Best of (Sony Music) on November 8. Available for preorder now, the new album celebrates the trio’s 10-year anniversary and pays homage to the career of three unique voices that have crossed national borders, selling millions of records, and climbed rankings worldwide. The album arrives in the wake of Il Volo’s hugely successful summer tour, which took them to the most iconic Italian locations, from the Cava del Sole in Matera to the Teatro Antico in Taormina. Following the album’s release, the trio will head out on the road once again on a 23-date North American tour, tickets for which will be available Friday, September 27. The tour will include a stop at Marin Center in San Rafael on March 11, marking the trio’s performance debut in Marin County. VIP packages, including meet & greet and exclusive merchandise, will be available on September 24.

Starting Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 A.M., fans can use pre-sale code THEBEST to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Fans may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 P.M. PST. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 27 at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.

The new album, 10 Years – The Best of, offers all the best of Il Volo’s repertoire, from “O Sole Mio” to “My Way” to “Grande Amore.” The track list is comprised both by songs recorded in the studio and by new live recordings such as the June show in Matera, Italy which was filmed and will be broadcast later this year. Il Volo: Ten Years will make its premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 30. Check your local listings for airdates & times.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary, the group has also embarked on a world tour, which kicked off this past May in Japan, continues in Latin America beginning October 3, and arrives in North America on January 28. The 23-date North American tour will include stops at iconic venues like Radio City Music Hall, Chicago Theatre and Microsoft Theater. Tickets for the tour will be available everywhere Friday, September 27 – for the latest in touring news and ticketing information, please visit ilvolomusic.com.

ABOUT IL VOLO

Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto started their careers at a very young age, in 2009, and their constant ascent has led them to sing duets with artists like Barbra Streisand and Plácido Domingo. Other Accomplishments include winning the Sanremo Festival at the young age of 20, filling the Arena di Verona and the New York Radio City Music Hall, and reaping standing ovations in their tours all over Europe, America, and Japan. Their last album, Musica included the song “Musica che resta,” which won the group the podium at the Sanremo Music Festival. Musica was among the Top 10 best-selling albums on iTunes in as many as 14 countries (from Malta, Brazil, Finland to Israel) and made second place in the daily ranking of best-selling records in Japan (Original Confidence Daily International Music Charts).

General Ticket Information

Tickets for IL VOLO: The Best of 10 Years, March 11 at 7:30 P.M. at Marin Center are $149.50, $99.50, $69.50 and $49.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://tickets.marincenter.org and in-person at the venue box office (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (415) 473-6800. Marin Center Box Office address: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane Coming To Santa Cruz

MULTIPLE GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER OUTLINES
HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RUN OF THEATER + CONCERT HALL PERFORMANCES

OCTOBER 25 · SANTA CRUZ CIVIC AUDITORIUM

PRE-SALE BEGINS THURSDAY, JUNE 6 AT 10:00 A.M. PT
PRE-SALE CODE: RBP

GENERAL ON-SALE BEGINS FRIDAY, JUNE 7 AT 10:00 A.M. PT

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has announced plans for a very special North American tour, set to kick off this fall. The multiple Grammy award-winner will be joined by longtime collaborators Raining Jane for the run, dubbed “Ladies & Gentleman, An Evening with Jason Mraz & Raining Jane.” Set to kick off on October 23rd in Modesto, CA, the tour finds Mraz bringing his exuberant live show to theaters and performing arts centers, including Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on October 25. Pre-sales begin Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 A.M. PT, with general on-sale beginning on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 A.M. PT. For complete details, and ticket information, please visit jasonmraz.com.

Mraz recently wrapped his global “GOOD VIBES” tour, with stops at arenas and outdoor pavilions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. “I am thrilled to be returning to intimate venues with Raining Jane,” Mraz explained. “I love the sounds and stories we make as a 5 piece.” Raining Jane echoed these sentiments: “YES! You KNOW we are fired up to play some intimate shows around the US. Excited to share some new tunes we’ve been working on together, and our interpretations of Mraz classics!”

In addition to familiar favorites, “Ladies & Gentleman” will feature new material, including songs from Know. – Mraz’s sixth studio album, released in August 2018. The album became his fifth consecutive studio album to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and has gone on to amass hundreds of millions of streams, led by the inspiring single “Have It All.”

This past weekend, Mraz hosted the annual LIVE ART event in Richmond, Virginia. Presented by the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (of which Mraz is an alum), the evening features performances from local youth and benefits SPARC’s mission as an inclusive arts education organization.

Next weekend, Mraz will team up with Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra for a sold-out two-night stand at Severance Hall (June 8th + 9th). With a second night added by popular demand, the shows will feature hits and fan favorites backed by the 115-piece Contemporary Youth Orchestra, led by Music Director Liza Grossman, and will mark Mraz’s very first full-length performance with a live orchestra.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Jason Mraz & Raining Jane, October 25 at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $129.75, $99.75, $69.75 and $49.75 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.

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.