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Famed Rockers Daryl Hall & John Oates Return to Hawaii for One Show Only

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Famed Rockers Return to Hawaii for One Show Only
TICKETS ON-SALE THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015 – 8:00 PM, BLAISDELL ARENA

The most successful duo in rock history, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES, come to Oahu, Saturday, October 24 at the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 8.

From their first hit in 1974 and straight on through the pop filled 80’s, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES’ signature mix of soul, pop, and rock has earned them a tremendous following, continued musical influence on a new generation of younger musicians, and the distinction of selling more albums than any other duo in music history.

Their musical partnership began in the 70s when the two friends met at college and discovered they had similar musical tastes. Together they produced ten No. 1 records and their twenty-one albums are studded with over twenty Top 40 hits including favorites such as “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B),“Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (also #1 R&B),“Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So,” and “Method of Modern Love.”

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES have received numerous awards, GRAMMY® nominations, theBMI Icon Award for lifetime achievement in song writing and have taken their rightful place in the annuals of contemporary music with the duo’s induction into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Both artists remain active in the music scene sharing not only their personal passion for music but each contributing in a different way to supporting up-and-coming creatives. OATES as the creator and executive producer of “7908 the Aspen Songwriters Festival” that unites songwriters from around the globe. While HALL invites the world to have a front row seat in his “living room” as established and rising artists come together to play in the multi-award winning TV show, “Live From Daryl’s House.”

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES continue to expand their cultural influence with performances onAmerican Idol and The Voice as the long list of their artistic fan base grows. Artists such as Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie andGym Class Heroes each credit DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES with musical inspiration. As one of the most sampled artists today their impact on the contemporary musical landscape is undeniable.

Produced by Marek Lieberberg Presents with Ron Gibson Entertainment.

Where: Blaisdell Arena
When: Saturday, October 24
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Prices: $59.00, $79.00, $89.00, with a limited number of premium $119.00 tickets available
Available: On sale August 8, 9 AM at the Blaisdell Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, or call toll-free 1-800-745-3000. Service fee may apply.

More info:
www.HallandOates.com

2 Chainz Returns To Hawaii

Def Jam recording artist 2 Chainz returns to Hawaii August 15, 2015 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

2 Chainz, then known as Tity Boi, formed the hip hop duo Playaz Circle in College Park, Georgia in 1997 with his high school friend Earl Conyers (known as Dolla Boy). The duo independently issued an album, “United We Stand, United We Fall,” in 2002 and met rapper Ludacris around this time. After Playaz Circle released their next album, “Supply & Demand,” in 2007 and its follow-up, “Flight 360: The Takeoff,” in 2009 the duo split.

As a solo artist and having changed his name to 2 Chainz, he has been working with some of the biggest artist in Hip Hop on tracks alongside Big K.R.I.T., Lil Scrappy, David Banner, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj among others.

In early 2011 2 Chainz released a mix tape entitled “T.R.U. REALigion,” which became his first mix tape to appear on the music charts, peaking at #58 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. His debut studio album, “Based on a T.R.U. Story,” was issued through Def Jam Recordings in August 2012. It entered at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, the Rap Albums chart and the Hip-Hop Albums chart.

He’s most recent project can be found online hosting a popular show featuring some of the most expensive things around called “Most Expensive Sh*t” by GQ.

Tickets available at all ticket master locations or charge by phone toll free
1-800-745-3000. Wal-Mart Pearl City, Keeaumoku, Mililani, Kunia, Kapolei, Kahului, Maui Wal-Mart, Lihue Kauai, Big Island Hilo and Kona.

This is an all ages event.

Wiz Khalifa Coming To Honolulu

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
BLAISDELL ARENA
Doors Open at 7pm

Honolulu, Hawaii, Grammy nominated recording artist and international hip hop star Wiz Khalifa returns to Honolulu with his live band to perform his blend of chart topping hits for one night only. With hit single “See You Again” currently dominating radio and a string of hit chart toppers such as “Black And Yellow”, “I Roll Up”, “Young Wild And Free” ,“Work Hard, Play Hard” and and more the Pittsburgh born Wiz Khalifa is sure to put on a show Hawaii fans will remember for ages to come. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Saturday, August 1, 2015 and is expected to sell out quickly.

MUSIC SUPERSTAR KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM IN HONOLULU ON OCTOBER 7TH

MUSIC SUPERSTAR KEITH URBAN
TO PERFORM IN HONOLULU ON OCTOBER 7TH

ku_PR PhotoOne of the industry’s most electrifying live performers, four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban, will perform live in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Arena on October 7th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 6th at Blaisdell Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including all Walmart locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Urban is one of contemporary music’s most accomplished live performers. Combine an unpredictable concert experience with jaw-dropping showmanship and 17 #1 songs and it’s easy to understand why a Keith Urban show is “a concert experience not to be missed.”

In September 2013, Urban released his seventh studio album FUSE. His fourth #1 album marked the first time that a male Country artist has debuted atop the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. The album’s first single, “Little Bit of Everything” took the top spot on the Country Singles Chart, as did “We Were Us”, featuring Miranda Lambert, which gave Urban a streak of five consecutive #1 songs (dating back to 2011’s “Without You”).

For all official Keith Urban tour news including show dates and where to purchase tickets, go to www.keithurban.net.

OCTOBER 7TH, 2015
BLAISDELL ARENA
DOORS: 7:00 PM • SHOW: 8:00 PM
ALL AGES
TICKETS: $69.50 • $99.50 • $120.00
ON SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH 10AM

BLAISDELL BOX OFFICE • ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS INCLUDING
WALMART LOCATIONS ON OAHU, KAUAI, MAUI AND THE BIG ISLAND •
CHARGE BY PHONE: 1-800-745-3000 • TICKETMASTER.COM

Straight No Chaser The New Old Fashioned Tour

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STRAIGHT NO CHASER
THE NEW OLD FASHIONED TOUR

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 2016
NEAL S. BLAISDELL CONCERT HALL
8:00PM – ALL AGES

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 15th AT 10AM
TICKETS ARE $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 IN ADVANCE

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER.COM,
BY PHONE AT 800-745-3000 OR IN PERSON AT
TICKETMASTER OUTLETS AND
THE BLAISDELL CENTER BOX OFFICE

Honolulu, HI – If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-­‐laced nor straight-­‐faced, but neither are they vaudeville-­‐style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. THE NEW OLD FASHIONED TOUR comes to town on the heels of the release of their new album “The New Old Fashioned” (available October 2015), their fifth album release through Atlantic Records. The album features an eclectic array of songs that explore multiple influential musical eras highlighted by signature and singularly unique medleys. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

Don’t miss Straight No Chaser at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on Saturday, January 2, 2016! Tickets go on sale May 15, at 10AM and will be available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or in person at Ticketmaster outlets and the Blaisdell Center Box Office.

For more information, please visit www.sncmusic.com
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Graduation “No List” for Arena, Concert Hall, and Exhibition Hall

Note: Individual schools may have additional rules and regulations. Please check with the school about specific rules or items not listed below.

• No sticks or rods – posters must be able to be rolled up and put under chair
• No Balloons
• No Tripods
• No Laser Pointers
• No Outside food or Beverages – Including Alcohol!!
• No Tailgating in the parking structure, grass areas or on walkways
• No Noisemakers or Air Horns
• No Silly String, Confetti or Confetti Cannons
• No Strollers – strollers must be checked with the usher staff

All packages, gifts, lei, posters, etc. must fit on lap or under the seat. No aisles can be obstructed. All packages are subject to search. Large bags may be denied entry if they won’t fit or contain unsuitable items.

Graduation Dates for Blaisdell Center and Waikiki Shell

Chaminade University: Monday, May 11 @ 7PM

Hawaii Pacific University Commencement: Thursday, May 14 @ 4PM

Honolulu Community College Commencement: Friday, May 15 @ 5:30PM

Myron B. Thompson Academy Graduation: Friday, May 22 @ 5:30PM

St. Louis School Commencement: Saturday, May 23 @ 1:30PM

Sacred Hearts Academy Commencement: Saturday, May 23 @ 3PM

Damien Memorial High School Commencement: Sunday, May 24 @ 11AM

Kamehameha Schools Commencement: Sunday, May 24 @ 6PM

St. Francis School Commencement: Monday, May 25 @ 3PM

Waipahu High School Commencement: Friday, May 29 @ 6PM

Kaimuki HIgh School Commencement: Saturday, May 30 @ 5PM

Hawaii Mission Academy Commencement: Sunday, May 31 @ 10AM

Kalani High School Commencement: Monday, June 1 @ 6:30PM

Moanalua Middle School 8th Grade Promotion & Banquet: Tuesday, June 2 @ 9:45AM

Kalaheo High School Commencement: Tuesday, June 2 @ 6:30PM

Maryknoll School Commencement: Friday, June 5 @ 5:30PM

Punahou School Commencement: Saturday, June 6 @ 8PM

University of Phoenix Commencement: Sunday, June 7 @ 2PM

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Russell Peters is back!

Comedy superstar Russell Peters is back to deliver a laugh-out-loud show in Honolulu on Friday, October 30th

Straight off NBC’s hit show, Last Comic Standing and the critically acclaimed movie, Chef, and of course, Netflix, ​Canada’s number one stand-up export, RUSSELL PETERS returns to Honolulu with ALL NEW MATERIAL for his ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR on Friday, October 30th at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Featuring Russell’s latest take on some of his favorite communities, jobs he can understand, cell phones, dating and his uncle who’s never been punched in the mouth, plus Russell’s signature lightning fast improv with the audience.

The show will also feature Russell’s Official Tour DJ, New York City’s DJ Spinbad, as well as video cameras and screens for an up-close and intimate show.

“The audience left the venue with smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes, as Peters managed to nail them with his witty observatory comedic style and jokes about ethnic and cultural stereotypes.” – The Nation

Record-breaking Canadian comedian Russell Peters sells out arenas across the globe – he’s one of the top ten highest grossing stand-ups in the world. And his latest ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR has received great reviews from the media.

“Peters is constantly thinking up new material. He says his newest bits for the Almost Famous tour are less about lampooning cultural differences and more about “the culture of being Russell.” – LA Times

“…an exceptional comedian. He’s obviously a natural performer… The Guardian

GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY; THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.

Laugh out loud with Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour on Friday, October 30th at Blaisdell Concert Hall.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 27th at 12pm at the Blaisdell Box Office, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.

Starting in 2008, Peters was one of the first stand-up comedians to self-finance, self-produce and distribute his own comedy specials and DVD’s, with Red, White and Brown and 2011’s, The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena. The DVD’s went on to sell over 350,000 units across North America. His last special, Notorious was the first original comedy special for Netflix. Notorious was also supported by a four-part documentary series, Russell Peters Vs The World. Peters currently has over seven hours of content on Netflix.

Peters has given away more than a million dollars over the past several years to various charities, from the Brampton Civic Hospital, to Heart House Hospice, Gilda’s Club, the MS Society and a scholarship at his old high-school, The Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship to send a deserving student to college.

Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the U.S. since 2009, Russell Peters has spent the past 25 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and a global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House. Peters has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and HMCS Winnipeg, and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and on HBO, CNN, MTV, BBC and Al Jazeera. Peters’ 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada.

Neil Sedaka with special guest Melveen Leed perform at Blaisdell Concert Hall on March 28th!

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with very special guest
Melveen Leed

Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Blaisdell Concert Hall – 8:00pm
Tickets on sale this Saturday, February 28th

Prolific hitmaker and performer Neil Sedaka will return to Honolulu on March 28th at 8:00pm for a concert at Blaisdell Concert Hall, with his very special guest, Hawaii’s own Melveen Leed.

Throughout his fifty-plus years of writing, performing, and producing music, Neil has gifted the world with more than 500 songs, inspired countless musicians to pursue their dreams in the music industry, and amassed a who’s who list of international stars like Carole King, Elton John and David Foster who are proud to call themselves fans. In addition to his own list of Top Twenty chart-toppers, Neil has penned hits for Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Connie Francis, Tom Jones, The Monkees, LaVern Baker, The Carpenters, Clay Aiken and The Captain and Tennille.

Among his many honors, Neil has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, has had a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Reserved tickets, priced at $55, $45, $35 and $25, go on sale this Saturday, February 28th at Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

George Benson returns to Hawaii

10-Time Grammy Award Winner
GEORGE BENSON
Returns to Hawaii!

Wednesday, March 4th @ 7:30 pm – Blaisdell Concert Hall

Honolulu, HI – 10-time Grammy Award Winner George Benson returns to Hawaii for two rare concerts in March!

Benson, recognized by peers and fans alike as an innovative music master, fused his love of guitar-centric jazz and soul with R&B, which resulted in a sound that dominated pop radio to the surprise and delight of a generation.

“Breezin’”, Benson’s 1976 release, may be considered the first jazz album to hit platinum status (it has since gone triple-platinum), but its success is also measured by the sheer amount of airplay it received on mainstream radio stations: the album topped the jazz, soul and pop charts simultaneously, due in large part to the success of Benson’s soulful, scat-laden cover of Leon Russell’s “This Masquerade.”

Subsequent releases also received critical and commercial success, fueled by hits like “Give Me the Night,” “Turn Your Love Around,” “The Greatest Love of All,” “Being with You,” “God Bless the Child” (with Al Jareau and Jill Scott) and “On Broadway”. 

Reserved tickets, priced at $35, $55, $75 and $95, are on sale beginning this Saturday, February 7th from 9am at Blaisdell Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart.  Tickets can also be ordered by phone at 1-(800)-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.