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WWE Live Production Releases Available June 15

WWE LIVE returns to Oahu June 29
Production releases available June 15th!
Due to popular demand, WWE and Blaisdell Arena will release additional limited view seats to the WWE LIVE event on Wed, June 29, 2016. This will be your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars LIVE!

The event will feature four championship matches. Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho will battle for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a Fatal 4 Way Match. The New Day and the Vaudevillains will battle for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Charlotte and Becky Lynch will go one on one for the WWE Women’s Championship. The NXT Women’s Championship will be on the line as Natalya will take on Asuka. Also scheduled to appear: Titus O’Neill, Curtis Axel, Dolph Ziggler, The Uso’s, Shinsuke Nakamura, and many more!

Tickets to WWE LIVE will be made available on June 15th at 9am HST via, The Blaisdell Box office, area Ticketmaster Outlets, and charge-by-phone 800-745-3000.

*Lineup subject to change.

Parking Advisory For April 29 – May 1


Multiple events at the Blaisdell Center this weekend (April 29 – May 1, 2016) will create a large demand for parking at the Center. Plan ahead for increased traffic in surrounding areas and allow extra time to find parking so that you can arrive at your event on time.

Some of the busy events include: The Kevin Hart What Now Tour which takes place in the Arena on Saturday and Sunday night. The Book of Mormon ends its run in Hawaii with an evening performance on Friday night and matinee and evening performances on Saturday and Sunday. The popular 19th Annual Spring Crafts and Food Expo will take over the Exhibition Hall Friday afternoon through Sunday.

McKinley High School will have parking available on Friday and Saturday which is accessible via Pensacola Street.


The Book of Mormon Lottery Information

Heaven on Broadway! A celebration of the privilege
of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”


[HONOLULU, HI] THE BOOK OF MORMON is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Wednesday, April 13 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and plays a limited three-week engagement through Sunday, May 1. In Honolulu, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.

The wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances. The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON are pleased to offer low-priced lottery seats for every city on the National Tour.BOM Lottery Signage

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

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Tower of Power Returns To Blaisdell Arena!

Saturday, May 14 8:00pm Blaisdell Arena
Tickets on sale starting this Saturday from 9am

Honolulu, HI –Island favorites TOWER OF POWER bring the party to the people when they return to Blaisdell Arena on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00pm!

TOWER OF POWER, with an acclaimed horn section described as the best in the business, are responsible for infusing funky, radio-friendly melodies with a rich dose of Soul, resulting in such hits as “What is Hip?”, “You’re Still A Young Man”, “So Very Hard To Go,” “This Time It’s Real”, “Time Will Tell”, “Don’t Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)”, “Down to the Nightclub” and “You Ought To Be Havin’ Fun”.

Formed in Oakland, California in 1968, TOWER OF POWER continues to tour worldwide, and have sold millions of albums across every continent.  In addition to their own releases, they’ve appeared on the recordings of many music greats including Santana, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Huey Lewis and the News, Frankie Valli, Toto, Heart, Dave Matthews Band, Aerosmith and Josh Groban.

Reserved tickets, party-priced at just $55.00 each, go on sale this Saturday, April 9th at 9am at Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, online at or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

WWE LIVE Returns To Oahu June 29



Tickets Available April 22nd!

For the 1st time in nearly 7 years, WWE LIVE will make a stop at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena on Wed, June 29, 2016.  This will be your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas LIVE! SEE: Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt, New Day, Kevin Owens, The Usos, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka, Charlotte plus many more!

WWE offers the best value in entertainment, with tickets starting at $20. Tickets to WWE LIVE go on sale Friday, April 22nd at 9:00 AM and are available at, Blaisdell Box office, area Ticketmaster Outlets, and charge-by-phone 1-800-745-3000.

*Lineup subject to change.


BAMP Project Presents Kool & The Gang June 7th

Tickets on sale April 8th 

HONOLULU, HI – (Friday, April 1, 2016 ) – BAMP Project presents Kool & The Gang performing live in Honolulu at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8th at 10:00am at the locations listed below. This is an all ages event.

Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Ladies Night, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

Details on the Show:
WhereNeal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96814
When:  Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Doors:   7:00pm (All ages)
Show:    8:00pm (All ages)

$99.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees
$79.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees
$69.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees
$49.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees

Tickets available Friday, April 8th at 10:00am at: / / Ticketmaster outlets including the Blaisdell Box Office  / Walmart stores on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island / Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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The Cure Tour 2016 Comes To Blaisdell Arena

Live Nation & BAMP Project present
THE CURE Tour 2016
Saturday, July 16th
Blaisdell Arena

THE CURE TOUR 2016” will present Robert Smith (voice/guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O’Donnell (keys) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar) as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favorites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the ‘must see’ show of the year!

Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am at: / / / Ticketmaster Outlets including the Blaisdell Box Office  / Walmart stores on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island / Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

LINEUP UPDATE: BAMP Project presents Lee Brice now with Jerrod Niemann


Tickets on sale now
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HONOLULU, HI — (Friday, January 29th 2015 ) – BAMP Project and Country 97.5 present Lee Brice performing live in Honolulu at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 now with Jerrod Niemann replacing originally scheduled Tyler Farr. Tickets are on sale now at the locations listed below. This is an all ages event.

Due to microlaryngeal surgery, Tyler Farr is on immediate vocal rest and will not be appearing with Lee Brice at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on March 5th.  In his place, Jerrod Niemann will now be performing. Click here for the original statement from Columbia Nashville on Tyler Farr’s condition. 

Lee Brice:
After a successful sold out show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in 2014, Lee Brice is back! Lee Brice is a craftsman, the kind whose boundless desire to hone his skills and relentless pursuit of perfection are matched only by his humility about the entire process. His new album, I Don’t Dance, is a showcase for his painstaking approach to writing and recording, with his distinctive fingerprints clearly emblazoned on every element of the album. Brice is known for his chart topping Nashville inspired hit songs, and most recently, his show-stopping performance on the 2014 Academy of Country Music telecast, where he also won “Song of the Year.” His recent success is nothing new. He released his debut album, Love Like Crazy, in 2009 and the title track jumped to #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest charting song in that chart’s history. His followup album, Hard 2 Love, released in 2012, featured three #1 Country singles and was certified Gold. The album also earned Brice both CMA and ACM Awards. Brice continues to pursue perfection in the writing and recording of his music, and his live performances, and enjoys positive reception from critics and fans alike.

Jerrod Niemann:
Recording artist and Nashville hitmaker Jerrod Niemann is adding the finishing touches to his upcoming album, produced by Niemann with Jimmie Lee Sloas which will follow his RIAA Gold-certified multi-week No. 1 smash, “Drink to That All Night,” from his High Noon album. Niemann co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on High Noon, the follow-up to his acclaimed, musically adventurous 2012 release, Free the Music.  Niemann’s chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, produced the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold digital single, “What Do You Want.” His sophomore release, Free The Music, hit shelves last year and featured the Top 15 single “Shinin’ On Me” and the poignant ballad “Only God Could Love You More.” Niemann has quickly become a fan and industry favorite, earning award nominations from the ACM, CMA, CMT and the American Country Awards, while headlining his own shows and touring with such artists as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. visit

Details on the Show:
WhereNeal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96814
When:  Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Hall:     6:30pm (All ages)
Show:  7:30pm (All ages)
Prices: $69.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees
$59.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees
$49.50 in advance plus applicable fees, increase day of the show plus applicable fees

Tickets available at: / / Ticketmaster outlets including the Blaisdell Box Office  / Walmart stores on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island / Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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Island Favorite Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning Guitarist Returns to Hawaii

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Island Favorite Ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning Guitarist Returns to Hawaii


Legendary guitarist CARLOS SANTANA returns to Hawaii for the first time since standing-room-only shows of 2013, Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 5.

There is much aloha for CARLOS SANTANA in Hawaii. Of course, the iconic sound of SANTANA’s guitar is one of the world’s best-known musical signatures, however, equally as relevant to his island fans is the fact that throughout his impressive career SANTANA has been the visionary force behind creativity that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries. His artistry is a captivating melting pot that reflects the island culture that is Hawaii.

Since SANTANA’S last performance in Hawaii he released an album called “Corazon.” Produced by Lester Mendez in 2014, the album features collaborations with various singers like Gloria Estefan, Ziggy Marley and Cindy Blackman.

SANTANA’S first Top 10 hit, “Evil Ways,” stayed on Billboard’s chart for two years and was soon followed by two more classics — and Billboard #1 albums — Abraxas (“Oye Como Va”, “Black Magic Woman”) and Santana III (“No One to Depend On”, “Everybody’s Everything.”) To date, Santana has won 10 GRAMMY® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, with 1999’s blockbuster Supernatural (“Smooth”, “Maria, Maria”, “Wishing It Was”) which featured many tracks co-written by guest stars such as Rob Thomas of matchbox 20, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill, and others.

In 1998, the group was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose website notes, “Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights.” Among many other honors, CARLOS SANTANA received Billboard Latin Music Awards’ 2009 Lifetime Achievement Honor, and he was bestowed Billboard’s Century Award in 1996. He has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”—“Santana’s crystalline tone and clean arcing sustain make him the rare instrumentalist who can be identified in just one note.” And, with the 2010 release of Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, SANTANA joined The Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s on.

Presented by Marek Lieberberg in association with Ron Gibson Entertainment.

Where: Blaisdell Arena
When: Thursday, March 3, 2016 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM
Prices: $59.00, $79.00, $99.00, and $149.00
Available: Tickets on-sale Saturday, December 5, at 9:00 AM at the Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, online at, and Charge-By-Phone call toll free @ 1-800-745-3000. Service fee may apply.

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Above & Beyond To Perform Acoustic Headlining Shows




Electronic supergroup ABOVE & BEYOND have shared details of their highly anticipated 2016 acoustic album and tour. The album is set for release in the spring of 2016 and will be supported by a tour across three continents encompassing plays in some of the most prestigious music venues in the world, including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Albert Hall, with further stops planned at The Chicago Theatre, Massey Hall in Toronto, The Wang in Boston, New York’s Beacon Theatre, Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre and Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Confirmed dates and venues follow below.

ABOVE & BEYOND commented, “We had so much fun doing the first run of acoustic shows and it was really the reaction from our fans that convinced us to tour it more extensively.  We’ve ticked some pretty impressive venue boxes with this tour–somebody pinch us!” 

In their most recent promo video available at, ABOVE & BEYONDJono Grant, Tony McGuinness, Paavo Siljamäki–teased new material from the forthcoming acoustic album with a downtempo interpretation of festival anthem “Hello.” The new album–simply titled Acoustic II–is a follow-up to the iTunes dance chart-topping 2014 album Acoustic and will once again be produced in collaboration with producer Bob Bradley.

Acoustic II will feature lush new arrangements of some of the biggest hits from ABOVE & BEYOND’s Billboard Dance Chart-topping LP We Are All We Need, as well as some of the most popular ABOVE & BEYOND hits from years gone by, including “Alchemy” and “No One On Earth.”

ABOVE & BEYOND’s acoustic project began in 2013 with a short run of shows including London’s Porchester Hall and a two-night sold out run at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.  With Paavo Siljamäki on grand piano, Jono Grant on Rhodes and Tony McGuinness on guitars and vocals, the trio performed as part of a 15-piece band alongside vocalists Zoë Johnston, Annie Drury and Alex Vargas for what Billboard magazine described as “…one of the finest shows in dance music history.” 

Fans can pre-order the Acoustic II CD from now.

Visit for tickets and details.

Thu5/5LondonRoyal Albert Hall
Weds5/11ChicagoChicago Theatre
Sat5/14TorontoMassey Hall
Tues5/17BostonThe Wang
Fri5/20New YorkBeacon Theatre
Sat5/21New YorkBeacon Theatre
Thu5/26Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre
Sat5/28Los AngelesHollywood Bowl
Tues5/31HonoluluWaikiki Shell
Mon6/6SydneySydney Opera House **
** On sale January 2016

About Above & Beyond      
Over their four critically-acclaimed studio albums, along with their acoustic project, Above & Beyond have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do. While their famed club mixes have resonated with the dance generation, the songs behind them have touched fans of all ages across the globe. As influenced as much by Jeff Buckley or Bon Iver as they are by their deep love of electronic music, Above & Beyond’s songs and lyrics have been sung back to them at the world’s biggest stadiums and stages – from Alexandra Palace, to Madison Square Garden, to LA’s Forum, to their famed one million people gig at Barra Beach in Rio de Janeiro in 2007.