An Acoustic Evening With Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen Second Show Added Due To Overwhelming Demand

TWO NIGHTS,
TWO UNIQUE PERFORMANCES

Tickets on sale to general public starting today at Noon PT

SANTA CRUZ, CA — Due to overwhelming demand, a second Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen show has been added to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. The second night was added shortly after unprecedented demand for tickets for the duo’s first show on March 26th nearly sold out in a matter of days after going on sale. They previously performed together in 2013 to a sold out crowd at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

Lovett and Keen, who as friends spent many a night performing together on their front porches – will perform acoustic, stripped-down versions of their most well-known songs, and share the humorous and heartwarming stories behind them with a completely unique performance and set list each night.

Tickets for the added March 27th show will go on sale to the general public today, December 23rd at Noon PT. A limited number of tickets for the March 26th show are still available.

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. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

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

General Ticket Information

Tickets for An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earn Keen, March 26th & 27th at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $89.50, $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., Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.) or charge by phone at (831) 420-5260. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office address: 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Rick Bartalini Presents Two New Marin Center Shows

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen
on March 24th, 2016

&

An Evening with Bill Maher
on March 26th, 2016

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, December 18th at 11:00 A.M. PT

This spring, Rick Bartalini Presents will bring two new shows to Marin Center in San Rafael.

On March 24th, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will take the stage together at Marin Center for the first time to perform acoustic, stripped-down versions of their most well-known songs, and share the humorous and heartwarming stories behind them. For more information, visit: http://rbpconcerts.com/events/lyle-lovett-robert-earl-keen-san-rafael/

Then on March 26th, Bill Maher returns to the stage in San Rafael for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of comedy. For more information, visit: http://rbpconcerts.com/events/bill-maher-san-rafael/

Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets early now to both shows using code RBP and can get pre-sale information to other shows by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com. Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 18th at 11:00 A.M. PT.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earn Keen, March 24th at 8:00 P.M. at Marin Center are $89.75, $69.75 and $49.75 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. Marin Center Box Office address: 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903-5204.

Tickets for An Evening with Bill Maher, March 26th at 8:00 P.M. at Marin Center are $99.75, $89.75, $69.75 and $49.75 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. Marin Center Box Office address: 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael, CA 94903-5204.

An Acoustic Evening With Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen Back By Popular Demand In Santa Cruz

Pre-sale tickets available now at RBPconcerts.com

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, December 18th at Noon PT

Back by popular demand, Texas singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will be returning to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for a special acoustic performance on March 26th, 2016. Lovett and Keen, who as friends spent many a night performing together on their front porches – will perform acoustic, stripped-down versions of their most well-known songs, and share the humorous and heartwarming stories behind them. They previously performed together in 2013 to a sold out crowd at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets early now using code LYLE8 and can get pre-sale information to other shows by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, December 18th at Noon PT.

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. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

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

General Ticket Information

Tickets for An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earn Keen, March 26th at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $89.50, $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., Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 1:30 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 Returns To Sacramento This Valentine’s Day

Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, December 18th at 10:00 A.M. PT

This Valentine’s Day, Bill Maher will return to Sacramento’s Community Center Theater for the first time in nearly five years for an unforgettable evening of comedy. Back by popular demand, Maher last performed at the Sacramento Community Center Theater in 2011 to a sold out crowd. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 18th at 10:00 A.M. PT.

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 twelve years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations. 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 nine stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s The Decider, 2005’s I’m Swiss, as well as his most recent, 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.

**This show may include mature subject matter.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for An Evening with Bill Maher, February 14th, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. at the Sacramento Community Center Theater are $89.75, $69.75, $59.75 and $49.75 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.tickets.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone by calling the venue box office at (916) 808-5181 or Tickets.com at (800) 225-2277. Sacramento Community Center Theater Box Office address: 1301 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814.

BILL MAHER RETURNS TO HAWAII WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DAVID SPADE & JEFF ROSS

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only

this Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets on sale to general public starting Friday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. HST

For the fifth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year once again in the Hawaiian Islands featuring his biggest shows yet with New Year’s MAHERMAGEDDON: An evening of Comedy with Bill Maher and Special Guests David Spade & Jeff Ross. Performances will be New Year’s Eve at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and New Year’s Day at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Making the celebration bigger than ever before, the legendary comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time will welcome David Spade and Jeff Ross to the party for the first time ever. After sold-out shows for the past four years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets to both shows will go on sale for Hawaii residents only this Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 A.M. HST. Additional pre-sales will begin Friday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. HST.

As the U.S. rings in a Presidential election year, Maher will surely have plenty of material to draw from and there’s no telling what he will say. For over 20 years, Maher, who began his career as a stand-up comedian and still performs sold-out dates across the country, has never held back and 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 will be Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian David Spade. The Saturday Night Live alum became a household name for role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on NBC’s Just Shoot Me. Most recently, he was seen starring in Grown Up’s 2 with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James. Spade was also part of the final season of the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement and last year he was heard as the voice of ‘Griffin invisible man’ in the animated film Hotel Transylvania.

Jeff Ross, known as “The Roastmaster General” for his hilarious and bold celebrity roasts, will also take the stage. This past summer Comedy Central aired his most recent special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live From Brazos County Jail. It was perhaps his most dangerous roast ever. Additionally, he was recently seen on the big screen in Jeremy Garrelick’s The Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and in Flock of Dudes with Chris D’Elia. His writing credits include the screenplay The Comedian (co-written with Art Linson) and the book, I Only Roast The Ones I Love.

Fans can expect the unexpected when it comes to Maher’s New Year’s extravaganza. In 2013, Academy Award-winner 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. This year, David Spade and Jeff Ross will only add to the Mahermageddon hysteria. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: The Islands are the place to be to welcome in 2016.

“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!”

 

**This show may include mature subject matter.

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

 

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR DIANA ROSS MAKES HAWAII DEBUT SELLING 15,000 TICKETS

HONOLULU MAYOR HAS PROCLAIMED JUNE 12, 2015  DIANA ROSS DAY

ADDITIONAL TICKETS JUST RELEASED FOR ALL FOUR CONCERTS

In anticipation of Diana Ross’ first ever public concerts in Hawaii, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has proclaimed this Friday, June 12 as Diana Ross Day in the City and County of Honolulu. With 15,000 tickets sold over four dates in Honolulu and Maui, Ms. Ross’ Blaisdell Arena concerts will mark her highest grossing U.S. concerts ever, proving that her talent and musical popularity continue to reach new heights.

The legendary superstar will also be performing two intimate concerts on Maui June 14 and 15. Ms. Ross’ Maui performances are almost completely sold out, making them the highest grossing concerts ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets for both shows are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office (hours are 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 Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. A limited number of tickets are 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

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, a blasting four-piece horn section and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970 and has not stopped since.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Female Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

 

Mayor of Honolulu Proclaims This Friday as Diana Ross Day

THE MAYOR OF HONOLULU PROCLAIMS THIS FRIDAY AS

DIANA ROSS DAY

In anticipation of Diana Ross’ first ever public concerts in Hawaii, the Mayor of Honolulu, Kirk Caldwell, has proclaimed this Friday, June 12 as Diana Ross Day in the City and County of Honolulu. With over 14,000 tickets sold over 4 dates in Honolulu and Maui, Ms. Ross’ Blaisdell Arena concerts will mark her highest grossing U.S. shows ever in her phenomenal career, proving that her talent and musical popularity continue to reach new heights.

The legendary superstar will also be performing two intimate concerts on Maui June 14 and 15. Ms. Ross’ Maui performances are almost completely sold out, making them the highest grossing concerts ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets for both shows are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office (hours are 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 Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. A limited number of tickets are 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

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, a blasting four-piece horn section and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970 and has not stopped since.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Female Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR DIANA ROSS MAKES HAWAII DEBUT NEXT WEEK

GREAT SEATS FOR ALL SHOWS JUST RELEASED

 “Aloha Hawaii. I am excited and looking forward to my performances on your incredibly beautiful Islands, ‘Hawaii Paradise’ see you soon.” —Diana Ross

After weeks of unprecedented ticket sales, premium seats for all shows have just been released for Diana Ross’ first ever public concerts in Hawaii. After initially selling out her first Honolulu show on Saturday, June 13th at Blaisdell Arena, a second show was added by popular demand on Friday, June 12th. Both shows start at 7:30 P.M. with newly released seats available for both shows. Ms. Ross’ Blaisdell Arena dates will mark her highest grossing U.S. shows ever of her phenomenal career, proving that her talent and musical popularity continue to reach new heights.

The legendary superstar will also perform two intimate concerts on Maui. Ms. Ross’ Maui performance on June 14th is almost completely sold out, making it the highest grossing concert ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A second Maui show was added on June 15th at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets for both shows are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office (hours are 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 Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets are 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

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, a blasting four-piece horn section and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970 and has not stopped since.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Female Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

 

MISS ROSS WILL BRING HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SHOW TO HAWAII — HER FIRST EVER ON THE ISLANDS.

MISS ROSS WILL BRING HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SHOW TO HAWAII — HER FIRST EVER ON THE ISLANDS.

On Wednesday, April 1st, International Superstar Diana Ross opened her Las Vegas residency at The Venetian Hotel leaving audiences cheering wildly and critics raving:

“Diana Ross is a soaring angel in ‘Memories’ debut at Venetian…Miss Ross came and conquered.” Las Vegas Sun

“To the younger acts headed to Vegas, take note: This is how it’s done.” LA Times

“With a career spanning more than five decades, the seasoned performer still has what it takes to give her fans the concert experience they want and, more importantly, she has the passion for performing that, in turn, immerses her entire audience in a full Diana Ross experience.” BLOG.VISA.COM

 

From the moment Miss Ross began the show with the opening anthem “I’m Coming Out” the audience leapt to their feet applauding and the magic never stopped. As the Las Vegas Sun exclaimed: “This is all about the purity of great hit music and lyrics: a brilliant band, a talented trio of backup singers and center stage the incredible and impeccable Miss Ross.”

The legendary superstar will appear in Honolulu on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th at the Blaisdell Arena. Miss Ross’ performance on June 13th broke records making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstar’s touring history. Miss Ross’ four shows in Hawaii have already sold a staggering 12,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 1.2 million dollars. Limited tickets for the 13th performance are only available in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office.

Miss Ross will also perform two concerts on June 14th and 15that the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Very limited tickets are available for both performances at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469.

 

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets are available at www.rbpconcerts.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets including in person at the Blaisdell Center Box Office (hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Wal-Mart stores or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets are available at www.rbpconcerts.com, http://www.mauiarts.org, 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

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

 

Diana Ross Smashes Records With Sold-Out Shows in Hawaii

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, SECOND BLAISDELL ARENA CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 12

There’s no stopping Diana Ross in Hawaii! Like a hurricane she’s coming ashore and creating pandemonium on the Islands. Her first concert ever in Honolulu on Saturday, June 13th at the Blaisdell Arena has sold out, making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstar’s touring history! Due to an unprecedented demand, a second show has just been added on Friday, June 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m. at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

The legendary superstar will also perform two intimate concerts on Maui. Miss Ross’ Maui performance on June 14th has sold out, making it the highest grossing concert ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A second Maui show has been added on June 15th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469.

The ageless Miss Ross celebrated her 71st birthday this week (March 26), and posted this inspiring message on her Facebook page:

This is a wonderful and lovely life HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
I wake up with eagerness for this wonderful life
I wake up with joy
And excitement
I breathe in the ease of this day I’m relaxed I am free
I am truly blessed
I like feeling confident and I am curious about what is coming and in my work/performances
I feel the Ecstasy and joy! It is so much fun.
I’m passionate with tender love from all around me
This is a wonderful and lovely life
Thank you all for such incredible wonderful happy birthday wishes.
Diana Ross

Are you ready—Diana Ross is bringing her magical show to Hawaii, and you don’t want to miss the chance to be part of history!

“Aloha Hawaii. I am excited and looking forward to my performances on your incredibly beautiful Islands, ‘Hawaii Paradise’ see you soon.” —Diana Ross

“I am blown away by such love and support I look forward to seeing your beautiful faces,what a great birthday gift you are” – Diana Ross

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets for June 12 go on sale Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office (hours are 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 Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets are 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

 

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, a blasting four-piece horn section and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the ‘60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970 and has not stopped since.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Female Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini. Before founding Rick Bartalini Presents in 2010, Bartalini had record-breaking success in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country over the last decade booking over 350 concerts selling a staggering 450,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars. Bartalini has worked with every conceivable major entertainer over the last 20 years, ranging from icons like Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians like Bill Maher and Kevin James.

Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout Northern California and the Hawaiian Islands. In less than five years in business, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over 100,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding nine million dollars.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.