ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER BONNIE RAITT
RETURNS TO HONOLULU THIS MARCH
Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall – March 25th
Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 A.M. HST
Tickets on sale to general public starting
Friday, December 2nd at 9:00 A.M. HST
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt will return to Honolulu for a rare performance this March at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Tuesday, November 29th at 9:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can get early access to tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. No password is required for local residents, only a Hawaii zip code. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 2nd at 9:00 A.M. Fans can get further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com.
With Dig In Deep, her twentieth album, Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012’s triumphant Slipstream — the Grammy-winning, Top Ten-charting first release on her own Redwing Records label — the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risktaking that has defined Raitt’s remarkable career for more than forty-five years.
“The response to ‘Slipstream’ was such a refreshing and unexpected boost,” she says. “So going into this album, I had renewed energy.”
For Dig In Deep, Raitt kept things focused and close to home. Feeling that her recent, two-year-long tour was one of her best ever, she was eager to get her touring band back in the studio. She again produced the album herself (other than one track taken from her 2010 sessions with Joe Henry), and brought Ryan Freeland back as the project’s engineer. The resulting twelve songs draw on her characteristic, incomparable blend of blues, rock, R&B, and pop, from the funk of the opening “Unintended Consequence of Love” to the powerful, deeply personal ballad “The Ones We Couldn’t Be.”
Notably, Raitt has writing credits on five of the album’s songs, the most original compositions she has contributed to a record since 1998’s ‘Fundamental’. “I was really inspired to come up with some songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show, and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn’t yet mined,’ she said. “I don’t write easily and can get distracted, but remembering how satisfying it was to come up with something new of my own, and writing with guys I love — like my longtime bandmates George Marinelli and Jon Cleary — I found that once the wheels started turning, the music came pouring out.”
In addition to the originals, Raitt recorded material by some of her favorite working songwriters, and a couple of knock-out covers—a blazing version of Los Lobos’ “Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes” and her sexy, slow-burn take on the INXS hit “Need You Tonight.” ‘Dig In Deep’ features a healthy dose of the signature slide work from the woman Rolling Stone named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” but also sees Raitt at the piano for two emotional, distinctive numbers.
“I’m feeling pretty charged, and the band and I are at the top of our game,” says Bonnie Raitt. “This period of my life is more exciting and vital than I was expecting, and for that I’m really grateful. At this point, I have a lot less to prove and hey, if you’re not going to ‘Dig In Deep’ now, what’s the point?”
“I can’t wait to get back out on the road and play these songs,” she continues. “The band has never sounded better and all of us together, with Ryan at the board, is the reason this record kicks as hard as it does. I think all these years together pay off, and the best part is that we know how lucky we are to still get to make our livings doing something we love this much.”
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Bonnie Raitt, March 25th at 8:00 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $100.50, $80.50 and $60.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Saturday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Center address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814.
Tickets to the first 10 rows will be held at the box office and will be available at Will Call the evening of the show. Tickets to these rows are for immediate entry into the show only and are not transferable.
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VIP Parking available
All ages will need to purchase a ticket for entry.
There is a ticket limit of 8 per household.
Kama’aina Presale Tickets:
Tues, Nov 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am – Thurs, Dec 1, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
– The Presale will NOT be available at any of the TM Outlets
– Must have a Hawaii zip code / password needed for online & charge by phone
– no password needed at Box office – No outlet sales
Public on sale:
Friday, December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am HI time
Payment Accepted by:
Cash/Visa/Master Card/Discover/American Express
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Phone/Internet/Outlet sales.
Processing fee Ticketmaster Phone/Internet sales $2.80 per order.
Ticketmaster Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Ticketmaster TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf): 1-800-474-4833
Blaisdell Box Office:
Blaisdell Box Office info line: (808) 768-5252
Blaisdell Box Office TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf): (808) 768-9270