Calendar of Events

December 2017 – February 2018

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Arnel Pineda – A Benefit Concert@ Arena
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Arnel Pineda – A Benefit Concert
December 16, 2017
Arena

ARNEL PINEDA WILL ROCKS HAWAII WITH HIS FAVORITE HITS

A Night to Remember, December 16, 2017, A Benefit Concert at the Blaisdell Arena

Honolulu, Hawaii (October 19, 2017) – “Arnel Pineda”, the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed rock band “Journey” will solo a benefit concert singing his favorite songs.

“Arnel is a local favorite when singing with Journey, but he is an absolute legend anytime and anywhere you find his more stalwart Filipino supporters.” Said Via Van Bokhoven, Arnel’s long-time friend of more than 30 years.

From humble beginnings, Arnel’s solo concerts benefits charities from the Philippines, Japan, the middle East, and cities across the United States. Hawaii’s concert is one designated to benefit Katipunan, Inc., an organization that promotes civic education, citizenship, and American values to immigrants.

“As of 2008, Filipinos became the largest ethnic group among Hawaii’s immigrant community, surpassing the Japanese by sheer numbers. The money will really help Katipunan with their mission to educate, organize our people, and help them to pursue the promised “American Dream.” Said Alex M. Sonson, volunteer attorney for the organization.

Arnel Pineda, the tireless rocker, guarantees to thrill attendees with 24 hits like “Jump” by Van Halen, “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney, Message in a bottle by the Police, and much, much, more.

“Arnel’s personal story is an inspiration to millions, and his performances are wonderful ‘journeys’ through the music that inspired him,” said Barbara Saito, President of Aloha Group International, Hawaii’s premier concert company. “It will be a real treat!”

To learn more visit www.thealohagroup.net

**This show will be a benefit event for the Arnel Pineda Foundation and Katipunan 2020.

Date:
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Venue:
Blaisdell Arena

Sale Date:
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

Ticket Value:
$99   AA, BB, CC rows 1-16 / Riser F, G, N, P
$79   AA, BB, CC rows 17 & on / Riser A, B, C, E, S
$69   Riser D & T
Note:  Selling Arena Level only.  No Loges or Upper Level.

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Note:
VIP Parking available
Ages 1 & up will need to purchase a ticket for entry
No ticket limit

Payment Accepted by:
Cash/Visa/Master Card/Discover/American Express

Service Fees:
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Phone/Internet/Mobile
Processing fee Ticketmaster Phone/Internet sales $2.80 per order.

Ticketmaster:
Ticketmaster Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Online www.ticketmaster.com
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

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Russ@ Arena
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

RUSS
December 29, 2017
Arena

“I’ve been at this shit nine years and now they start to call,” Russ sings on his breakout single, “What They Want.” Don’t confuse this as idle boasting from the eclectic Atlanta phenom; it’s a reminder that his rapid ascent was anything but accidental.

As the truism goes, there are 10 years of hard work behind every overnight success. In an industry filled with plants and manufactured hype, Russ did it all himself. No deep-pocketed managers funded his ascent. No co-signs propelled his rise.

Since 14, the Atlanta native has dedicated himself to music with a passion you usually only see in Tour De France champions and fictional whaling captains. His music boasts the diverse tastes of someone who grew up everywhere: New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio, and eventually Georgia.

You can detect those regional influences in his hooks of the artists he grew up with—a rich gumbo that resembles 50 Cent passing blunts with Jim Morison; The Allman Brothers jamming with Drake; The Beatles with George Martin swapped for Outkast; the middle ground between 2Pac and Dipak (Chopra).

Early in his teenaged years, his family eventually settled 20 miles outside of Atlanta. Around that same time, he began making beats. Towards the end of high school, he picked up a mic, and taught himself how to play the piano, guitar, and drums. After dropping out of Kennesaw State as a freshman, Russ formed his DIEMON Crew. They shot their own videos, made their own merchandise, and mostly recorded in isolation. At the age of 23, he’s emerged as a DIY pioneer.

When most of his peers mimic the most popular disposable art, Russ has created an uncategorizable style—one almost as brilliantly alien as history’s finest ATLiens.  No exact analogues exist. Russ doesn’t slip back and forth from hyper-melodic inspirational guitar anthems to raw East Coast hip-hop—they’re all effortlessly combined in the same song. There are hints of hammock-rocking reggae, whiskey-soaked Southern rock, and soul-scarred R&B. No gimmicks, just eclectic fusion at its most advanced.

Russ made all the beats. He wrote all the raps and the hooks. He engineered and mixed and sang the songs, played the guitar, programmed the drums, and delved deep into his soul to figure out who he is and what he wants out of life. Then he wrote manifestos like “Do It Myself” to outline the road map for others to follow.

If the true mark of a rebel is to resist accepted falsehoods, speak up for what they believe, and go against the grain, Russ owns that description. Take his current hit, “What They Want.” Sure, the beat is hard and there are bars about girls and his rise to success, but it goes much deeper. He’s the one pulling the strings and pointing out the puppets. He’s savvy and attuned to the demands of the music industry.

This is a business and he’s aware that a sought-after commodity but refuses to fall into the clichéd pitfalls. Russ waited to sign to a major label until he had the leverage to fulfill his vision. No one can ever be the boss of him. He’s desirous of money but wary of it—nothing can compromise his integrity.

Consider “Pull the Trigger,” a song that questions accepted wisdom, rejecting fear, inspiring those on the fence to jump over it and get what they believe they deserve. The drums slap, the piano lines are menacing, the hooks as sticky as Southern humidity. Or “Losin Control,” a forlorn rap ballad as elegantly constructed and artfully sung as anything to ever come out on OVO.

This is heartfelt, truthful music for self-empowerment. Real soul. It’s hard but melodic, sophisticated but with a direct emotional message. There is a quote from the Alchemist, “and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Russ internalized that message, actualized it, and now, this story’s really about to begin.

Date:
Friday, December 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Doors at 7:00 pm)

Venue:
Blaisdell Arena

Sale Date:
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
$49.50 – GA Floor / Loges
$39.50 – Upper

Day-of Prices:
$55 GA Floor / Loges
$45  Upper Level

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Note:
Valet Parking Available
All ages will need to purchase a ticket for entry.
Ticket limit of 8 per household to be in effect for the entire time of ticket sales.

Payment Accepted by:
Cash/Visa/Master Card/Discover/American Express

Service Fees:
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Phone/Internet/Mobile
Processing fee Ticketmaster Phone/Internet sales $2.80 per order.

Ticketmaster:
Ticketmaster Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Online www.ticketmaster.com
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

Jan
12
Fri
2018
Diana Ross – Endless Memories Tour@ Arena
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Magic Returns
DIANA ROSS
Endless Memories Tour
January 12, 2018
Arena

GLOBAL MUSIC ICON DIANA ROSS
RETURNS TO HAWAII THIS JANUARY
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY CONCERT

January 12 • Neal S. Blaisdell Arena

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

starting Monday, November 20 at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets on sale worldwide

Friday, November 24 at 10:00 A.M. HST

After her triumphant and record-breaking debut Hawaii concerts in 2015, global music icon Diana Ross will return to Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena on January 12, 2018 for a special one-night only concert. In advance of her return, Ms. Ross said in a statement to the people of Hawaii, “I love Hawaii. I love everything about it and I especially love the people.”

Honolulu based concert promoter’s Rick Bartalini Presents will continue their long history working with the international superstar by producing Ms. Ross’ one night only performance in Honolulu. “It’s an honor to have worked with Ms. Ross for many years and we are thrilled to bring her back to Hawaii for another magical evening,” says Rick Bartalini. In June 2015, Diana Ross performed her first ever Hawaii concerts to adoring sold out crowds at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and Maui Arts & Cultural Center while smashing records at ticket box offices. The June 13 concert at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena marked Ms. Ross’ highest grossing U.S. concert in her remarkable touring history while her June 14 show became the highest grossing concert ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The record-breaking demand of her first Hawaii concerts led Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to formally declare June 12, 2015 as Diana Ross Day in the City and County of Honolulu, forever marking the international superstar as one of Hawaii’s all-time favorite performers.

Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so that local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Monday, November 20 at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. The Kama’aina pre-sale runs until Thursday, November 23 at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale worldwide starting Friday, November 24 at 10:00 A.M.

This Sunday, the timeless and legendary Diana Ross will receive the American Music Award of Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 American Music Awards. “I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards,” Ross says in a statement. “It started with Dick Clark and the Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand. It was Dick Clark who said, ‘Music is the soundtrack of our lives.’ So true. I am so excited to be receiving this honorable award.” The 2017 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday, November 19 at 8 P.M. on ABC.

Diana Ross, her music and her voice are legendary. Celebrating a career of ‘endless memories,’ Ms. Ross will release Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection on November 17. The 15-song collection contains some of her biggest hit recordings of her career plus an exciting new dance club remix of her #1 hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” “I send this special gift to you all. This collection of songs is from my heart to yours and I send my love and thanks and appreciation to you for my joyous amazing journey, it’s so much fun,” says Ms. Ross.

The Endless Memories Tour will feature many of those endearing songs included on her new release, as well as breathtaking costumes and her incredible band and singers. 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. She is an icon in the entertainment industry selling over 100 million records and with 18 number one hits. She is 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, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors and the Medal of Freedom.

Official Artist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianaRoss
Official Artist Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianaRoss
Official Artist Twitter: https://instagram.com/DianaRoss

Date:
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Venue:
Blaisdell Arena

Sale Date:
Kama’aina Presale – Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:00 am (Password: MAGIC)
**Sold via Ticketmaster online, phone, & Blaisdell Box Office
**Tickets are available for Hawaii residents only.  Credit cards with a Hawaii billing zip code is needed for purchase. Should tickets remain, general on-sale tickets will then be made available with no geographic limitations on Friday, November 24 at 10:00 am. There is an 8 ticket limit per household.
Public Sale – Friday, November 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

Ticket Value:
Ticket prices below includes a $2.25 charity fee
$257.75   AA, BB, CC rows 1 -16
$127.75   AA, BB, CC rows 17 & on / Risers except D & T / Loges
$  67.75   Riser D & T, Upper Level C – N
$  47.75   Upper Level O – Q

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Note:
VIP Parking Available
All Ages will need to purchase a ticket for entry.
Ticket Limit of 8 per household to be in effect for the entire time of ticket sales.
**Please adhere to published ticket limits. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their orders and tickets cancelled without notice by Ticketmaster in its discretion. This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

Payment Accepted by:
Cash/Visa/Master Card/Discover/American Express

Service Fees:
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Phone/Internet/Mobile
Processing fee Ticketmaster Phone/Internet sales $2.80 per order.

Ticketmaster:
Ticketmaster Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Online www.ticketmaster.com
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

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Cheech & Chong@ Arena
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cheech & Chong
February 10, 2018
Arena

The iconic Cheech & Chong Comedy Tour is coming to Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Blaisdell Arena!!  Don’t miss out on seeing the legends live and in concert!!

Date:
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Venue:
Blaisdell Arena

Sale Date:
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:00 am HST

Ticket Value:
$150.00  AA, BB ,CC Floor rows 1-10
$100.00  AA ,BB, CC Floor rows 11-16 / Riser G & N
$ 75.00 AA, BB, CC Floor row 17 on / Riser E, F, P, S
$ 45.00 Riser A, B, C, D, & T,

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Note:
VIP Parking Available
Ages 4 & up will need to purchase a ticket for entry.
No ticket limit.
This event provides for ASL seating.

Payment Accepted by:
Cash/Visa/Master Card/Discover/American Express

Service Fees:
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Phone/Internet/Mobile
Processing fee Ticketmaster Phone/Internet sales $2.80 per order.

Ticketmaster:
Ticketmaster Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Online www.ticketmaster.com
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

Feb
11
Sun
2018
An Evening of Love – A Valentines Day Concert@ Arena
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An Evening of Love – A Valentines Day Concert
with Keith Sweat, Anthony Hamilton, & Fiji
February 11, 2018
Arena

Date:
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Venue:
Blaisdell Arena

Sale Date:
Presale – Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 am to Sunday, November 12, 2017
– Online & Box Office only / Box office closed on Friday, November 10 and Sunday, November 12
– $10 off all ticket prices except $69 and $59 ticket prices
– Presale with password / Military with ID

Public On Sale – Monday, November 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

Ticket Value:
$189   AA, BB, CC rows 1-4
$129   AA, BB, CC row 5 and on / Riser D – F, N – T rows 1 – 6
$109   Risers A – C all / D – G, N – T rows 7 and on
$99     Loges
$69     Upper Level rows C – H
$59     Upper Level rows J – Q

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Note:
VIP Parking available
All ages will need to purchase a ticket for entry
No ticket limit

Payment Accepted by:
Cash/Visa/Master Card/Discover/American Express

Service Fees:
Box Office sales – $1.00 per ticket facility fee
Applicable fees apply to all Ticketmaster Phone/Internet/Mobile
Processing fee Ticketmaster Phone/Internet sales $2.80 per order.

Ticketmaster:
Ticketmaster Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Online www.ticketmaster.com
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