Comedian Bill Maher Will Ring In The New Year

BILL MAHER, COMEDIAN AND HOST OF HBO’S REAL TIME TO PERFORM
NEW YEAR’S CONCERTS IN THE BAY AREA

December 31 • Marin Center, San Rafael, CA • BUY TICKETS
January 1 • Lincoln Theater Napa Valley, Yountville, CA •  BUY TICKETS

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 20, 2010) – Bill Maher, comedian and host of “Real Time” on HBO will perform two special Bay Area concerts on New Year’s Eve at the Marin Center in San Rafael and on New Year’s Day at the Lincoln Theater in  Napa, announced Rick Bartalini Presents. The concerts will mark Maher’s first appearance in Marin County and the Napa Valley. Tickets for both performances go on sale this Saturday, October 23 at 10am.

For the last fifteen 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 seven years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 21 Emmy nominations. In October 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 seventh highest grossing documentary ever. Maher will appear Oct. 26 on TBS’s The George Lopez Show, Nov. 9 on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann and Dec. 16 on CNN’s Larry King Live.

Tickets for the concerts Dec. 31 in Marin and Jan. 1 in Napa go on sale Saturday, October 23 at 10:00am.

Tickets and information are available at the Box Office and online at www.rbpconcerts.com

Marin Center Box Office Information:
Tickets available in person at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA
Open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm
Charge tickets by phone 415.499.6800
Online at www.rbpconcerts.com
Ticket prices are $99.50, $79.50, $59.50, $39.50

Lincoln Theater Napa Valley Box Office Information:
Tickets available in person at 100 California Drive, Yountville, CA
Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
Charge tickets by phone 707.944.9900
On-line at www.rbpconcerts.com
Ticket Prices are $69.50, $89.50

About Rick Bartalini Presents:
Rick Bartalini Presents, LLC, was founded in 2010 by Northern California-based Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini. Over the last decade, Bartalini booked over 350 concerts in Sonoma County, selling over 450,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars.

Bill Maher online:
http://www.billmaher.com
http://www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher
http://www.facebook.com/Maher
http://twitter.com/billmaher

Bill Maher press materials:
http://rbpconcerts.com/press/bill-maher/

Rick Bartalini Presents online:
http://www.rbpconcerts.com
http://www.facebook.com/rbpconcerts

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BUY TICKETS • New Years Eve • December 31, 2010 • 8pm Marin Center • San Rafael, CA BUY TICKETS • New Years DAY • January 1, 2011 • 8pm Lincoln Theater Napa Valley • Yountville, CA

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Venues

California

Marin Center

10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903-5204
Box Office: (415) 473-6800
Seating capacity: 2001

City National Civic

135 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95113
Seating capacity: 2850

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Seating capacity: 2021

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

255 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95113
Seating capacity: 2665

The Flint Center

21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014-5702
Seating capacity: 2405

The Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Seating capacity: 3004

Sacramento Community Center Theater

1301 L St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Box Office: (916) 808-5181
Seating capacity: 2422

Golden Gate Theatre

1 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Seating capacity: 2297

Orpheum Theatre

1192 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Seating capacity: 2197

Nourse Theatre

275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Seating capacity: 1687

Hawaii

Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

777 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI 96814
Seating capacity: 7700-8800

Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

777 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI 96814
Seating capacity: 2100

Hawaii Theatre

1130 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Seating capacity: 1400

Maui Arts & Cultural Center

1 Cameron Way
Kahului, HI 96732-1137
Seating capacity: 1250

Waikiki Shell

2805 Monsarrat Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Seating capacity: 2500 – 8000

Oregon

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

1 Eugene Center
Eugene, OR 97401
Seating capacity: 4998

Testimonials

In 2006, The Press Democrat called Bartalini “a major reason Sonoma County’s largest concert venue, has raised its profile.

In 2008, the North Bay Biz Magazine said of Bartalini “he’s helped put the Center and Santa Rosa on the map, consistently booking high-profile artists.” In 2009 and 2010, the magazine voted the Center “Best Entertainment Venue.”

In 2010, Two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Mathis said from his home in Beverly Hills regarding Bartalini: What a joy it has been to know and work with this talented and kind man for these past years. His knowledge of this theater and the neighborhood it services have always been so important and helpful to me and my co-workers. Nothing was ever too much trouble for his complete attention and concern. I hope that someone somewhere gets the benefit of all of the best qualities a person can have that he possesses. I will always treasure his generous spirit and continued presence.

You treat our artists with the utmost respect and we enjoy a great working relationship with you. I hope we continue to do business together for many years to come.

Bill LeopoldW.F Leopold Management

One of the most experienced buyers I deal with.

Brett SteinbergCreative Artists Agency

You’re a gentleman and we try to recognize the good people in our business. You are a great guy, great promoter. Absolutely nothing more you could have done better. Full class act. He has nothing but great things to say about our shows with you in the past. We truly appreciate all of your care, class and effort. Thanks,

Dave KaplanDave Kaplan Management

Rick–Just wanted to thank you so much again for going so above and beyond last night, making our visit to Santa Rosa incredibly special. Not only did the guys and I love doing the show—but the backstage was even better! The food, the wine, the GIFTS, the amazing hospitality…you really outdid yourself. In all my years of gigs, I’ve never seen anything like it!! Jim, Mark and Bill—you guys would’ve been amazed. Thanks so much again, Ricky—it’s was an extremely memorable night, and certainly one stop we will not soon forget on SJC 2008. Happy holidays and hope to see you again very soon. Thanks again.

Dave KozJust Koz Entertainment, Inc.

I just have to say it..I don’t think we’ve ever been treated this nice before…let’s give them a hand…

David Archuleta

Carole King- a major thank you back. You guys were 110% wonderful and more. You don’t know what it means to a group to end a tour like that, and we really appreciate the effort!

Joe Cardosi

Thank you Rick. Your theater and hospitality were the best I’ve ever experienced

Joel McHale

Rick, I hope you’re well. You are one of the most proactive, marketing-wise buyers we deal with and I just want you to know that, and to know that we appreciate your partnership.

Kerry HansenWynonna, Inc.

Hey Rick, tonight’s show was the best show I’ve seen, may be ever. Both men were spontaneous and affectionately generous with each other and the audience, and it worked. The warmth and humor onstage was amazing. Thanks for your determination and vision, without which this night would never have happened! Cheers, Lisa p.s. you took a huge risk…pushing two legends as far as you did…it was magic and it paid off. It really was as good as it gets!! It made for a night we will never forget. Thanks forever;) Love on! Kris, Lisa and family

Kris & Lisa Kristofferson

Regarding HBO special Long Live the Queen Lisa Lampanelli – Rick, YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Thank you so much for the photos — they are amazing! And thanks for everything you did for me last weekend, and throughout the past few months. The show would not have been a success without you. I love you and look forward to working together again soon. XO, Lisa.

Lisa Lampanelli

You are so welcome! I can never fully express how much I appreciate you and everyone at the venue. You were such a huge part of making it this a success. xoxo Mags

Maggie HoulehanParallel Entertainment

Has to be said, and David insisted that I spread the word.. we could not have been treated better, the staff, the production, promotions, everything was top notch – might have easily been the best vibe of the whole tour and we are only just started (kind of like the best movie of the 80s being raging bull and it was released in 1980 – the best came first.. lol) would recommend the venue, the gig to anyone and hope to get back there because of how great it was.

Raymond AmicoTour Manager for David Archuleta

Regarding Dana Carvey for HBO – You really did it up right to make this an event and not just another show. Great job and congratulations!

Robert NormanCreative Artists Agency

Gil says that it was the best concert experience that he ever had – and everyone agrees. As I told you he said of all the years working with Johnny Mathis (35 years), Santa Rosa, Dec 2-3, 2005 was the best.

Robert ScottManager for Johnny Mathis, Dec. 2005

Really, that’s the most impressively laid out plan of the year…I love details like that AND NEVER GET THEM. Thank you for bringing us back, believing in our artist and for spending that dough. You are a role model in efficiency…

Rondal RichardsonWynonna, Inc

You’re a pro and I wish that all promoters could be like you!! Makes the stress much less!!

Stacy MarkWilliam Morris Agency

Thanks Rick again thanks for everything you did that made it a special night (for Kathy Griffin, Bravo Special). You really went over and beyond and made me look pretty smart on this. Much appreciated.

Steve LevineICM Talent

Well Rick, my friend, this is Wynonna, and I’m sitting in a trailer on the Paramount lot doing a TV show and I’m sitting here with Kerry Hansen and Tami Olin….and we were talking about you, and how your gift not only to myself, but the band and crew, and to the children but to Scarlett…that really was just like the top five of the coolest things ever in my 24 years that anyone has ever done for me….and I just want you to know that I appreciate you….because everybody just had such a great day, that day, and to top it off you went out of your way to bless each and every person individually and that just really made a huge impact on our group….and it’s amazing how that kind of love and support just causes people – it’s very life giving and it was a really special thing that you did and I just wanted you to know that I really appreciate it. It’s a long road and days like the one we had with you make it worth while so…I hope you get some time off. Merry Christmas to you and a very happy healthy New Year and I look forward to seeing you again next year!

Wynonna Judd

About

RBP Ticket Sales

Rick Bartalini Presents was 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 music superstars like Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians like Bill Maher, Gabriel Iglesias, Ellen DeGeneres, David Spade, Wanda Sykes and Kevin James.

In 2015, Bartalini presented legendary superstar Diana Ross’ first ever concerts in Hawaii. Ms. Ross’ performance on June 13 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu broke records making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstars touring history. The iconic international superstar also sold out two intimate concerts on Maui making them the highest grossing concerts ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

In 2016, Bartalini continued his recording breaking success in Hawaii, selling out three concerts at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena with Mariah Carey. The concerts sold over 21,000 tickets and grossed in excess of 2.4 million dollars.

Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout the Hawaiian Islands and California. With an unparalleled ticket sales average of 94% of capacity, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over 180,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding 15 million dollars.

Clients

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Event History 2002 – 2015

  • Pepe Aguilar
  • Alvin Ailey II
  • Ian Anderson
  • David Archuleta
  • India Arie
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Dave Attell
  • The B-52’s
  • Joan Baez
  • The Beach Boys
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Pat Benatar
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Clint Black
  • Lewis Black
  • Bob & Tom
  • James Brown
  • Jim Brickman
  • Jackson Browne
  • Lindsey Buckingham
  • Carol Burnett
  • David Byrne
  • Frank Caliendo
  • George Carlin
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Mary Chapin-Carpenter
  • Rodney Carrington
  • Dana Carvey
  • Cheech & Chong*
  • Chicago
  • The Chieftains
  • Margaret Cho
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Andrew Dice Clay
  • Joe Cocker
  • Mark Cohn
  • Harry Connick, Jr*
  • Tim Conway
  • Brian Copeland
  • Bill Cosby
  • Elvis Costello
  • Robert Cray
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Frank D’Ambrosio
  • Dark Star Orchestra
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Sheena Easton
  • Bill Engvall
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Sara Evans
  • Peter Frampton
  • Al Franken
  • The Fresh Beat Band
  • Foreigner
  • The Four Tops
  • Ana Gabriel
  • Juan Gabriel
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Vince Gill
  • The Gipsy Kings
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Josh Gracin
  • Macy Gray
  • Al Green
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Patty Griffin
  • Nanci Griffith
  • Terry Gross
  • Buddy Guy
  • Merle Haggard
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Heart
  • John Hiatt
  • Huey Lewis & the News
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Gabriel Iglesias*
  • Julio Iglesias
  • Indigo Girls
  • Chris Isaak
  • Joe Jackson
  • Kevin James
  • Al Jarreau
  • Jethro Tull
  • Jewel
  • George Jones
  • Keb Mo
  • Garrison Keillor
  • BB King
  • Carole King
  • Mark Knopfler
  • Harvey Korman
  • Dave Koz
  • Diana Krall
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Lisa Lampanelli*
  • K.D. Lang
  • Larry The Cable Guy
  • Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
  • Last Comic Standing
  • Ottmar Liebert
  • Gordon Lightfoot
  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
  • Kenny Loggins
  • George Lopez
  • Los Lobos
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Colin Machrie*
  • Bill Maher
  • Aimee Mann
  • Johnny Mathis
  • Ralphie May
  • Michael McDonald
  • Joel McHale*
  • Carlos Mencia*
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Dennis Miller
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • The Moody Blues
  • Van Morrison*
  • Morrissey
  • Jason Mraz
  • Anne Murray
  • Nashville Star Tour
  • Willie Nelson
  • The New Cars
  • Heidi Newfield
  • Bob Newhart
  • Randy Newman
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Joe Nichols
  • Nickel Creek
  • Mary Oliver
  • Suze Orman
  • Dolly Parton
  • Madeleine Peyroux
  • Pink Martini
  • The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • John Prine
  • Queen Latifah
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Collin Raye
  • Brian Regan
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Henry Rollins
  • Ray Romano
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Diana Ross
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Joe Satriani
  • Boz Scaggs
  • Seal
  • David Sedaris
  • Brian Setzer
  • Sevendust
  • Sin Bandera
  • Brad Sherwood*
  • Michael W. Smith
  • The Smothers Brothers
  • Marco Antonio Solis
  • Rick Springfield
  • Ringo Starr
  • Steely Dan
  • PETE [stringfellow]
  • Donna Summer
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Tears for Fears
  • The Temptations
  • Tesla
  • Theory of a Deadman
  • Three Dog Night
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Trick Pony
  • Travis Tritt
  • Keith Urban
  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  • Phil Vassar
  • Rufus Wainwright*
  • Doc Watson
  • Ron White
  • Andy Williams
  • Lisa Williams*
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Wynonna
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Dweezel Zappa*

*co-promote
**Source: Pollstar – The Concert Hotwire

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