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National Tour of The Book of Mormon To Play Strictly Limited 3-Week Engagement at the Blaisdell

APRIL 13 – MAY 1, 2016

The national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including best musical, will play a strictly limited 3-week engagement from Wednesday, April 13 through Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu.

Single ticket prices start at $37 (service fees may apply). Additional information on single tickets will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are now available to groups. Group orders of ten (ten) or more tickets may be placed by calling 808.593.9468 or in person at the Hawaii Opera Theatre Box Office at 848 Beretania Street, Suite 303 in Honolulu.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is a co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) 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.

The Hawaii engagement of THE BOOK OF MORMON is presented by agreement with WestCoast Entertainment.

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Bill Maher Returns To Hawaii With Special Guests David Spade & Jeff Ross


Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents onlyBill NYE 2015
this Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 A.M. HST

Tickets on sale to general public starting Friday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. HST

For the fifth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year once again in the Hawaiian Islands featuring his biggest shows yet with New Year’s MAHERMEGGEDON: An evening of Comedy with Bill Maher and Special Guests David Spade & Jeff Ross. Performances will be New Year’s Eve at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and New Year’s Day at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Making the celebration bigger than ever before, the legendary comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time will welcome David Spade and Jeff Ross to the party for the first time ever. After sold-out shows for the past four years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”

Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets to both shows will go on sale for Hawaii residents only this Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 A.M. HST. Additional pre-sales will begin Friday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. HST.

As the U.S. rings in a Presidential election year, Maher will surely have plenty of material to draw from and there’s no telling what he will say. For over 20 years, Maher, who began his career as a stand-up comedian and still performs sold-out dates across the country, has never held back and set the boundaries of where funny and political talk can go on American television. First onPolitically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002) and for the last 10 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs has earned him 34 Emmy nominations; winning his first in 2014 as the Executive Producer for HBO’s Vice. In 2008, he wrote and starred in Religulous directed by Larry Charles (Borat). The documentary about religions around the world went on to become the eighth highest grossing documentary ever.

Adding to this New Year’s extravaganza will be Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian David Spade. The Saturday Night Live alum became a household name for role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on NBC’s Just Shoot Me. Most recently, he was seen starring in Grown Up’s 2 with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James. Spade was also part of the final season of the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement and last year he was heard as the voice of ‘Griffin invisible man’ in the animated film Hotel Transylvania.

Jeff Ross, known as “The Roastmaster General” for his hilarious and bold celebrity roasts, will also take the stage. This past summer Comedy Central aired his most recent special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live From Brazos County Jail. It was perhaps his most dangerous roast ever. Additionally, he was recently seen on the big screen in Jeremy Garrelick’s The Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and in Flock of Dudes with Chris D’Elia. His writing credits include the screenplay The Comedian (co-written with Art Linson) and the book, I Only Roast The Ones I Love.

Fans can expect the unexpected when it comes to Maher’s New Year’s extravaganza. In 2013, Academy Award-winner Sean Penn and Director Michael Moore made a surprise appearance to introduce Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who wowed the crowd with a surprise acoustic set. This year, David Spade and Jeff Ross will only add to the Mahermageddon hysteria. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: The Islands are the place to be to welcome in 2016.

“I think everybody wants to be in Hawaii in December,” Maher said. “That was my plan all year; get my ass booked there for New Year’s!”

**This show may include mature subject matter.

General Ticket Information
Tickets for Bill Maher, December 31st at 7:30 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $95.50, $65.50, and $45.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at 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 Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Hawaii Opera Theatre Announces the 2015-16 Opera Season

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Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT), the Islands’ only major operatic company, announces the 2015-2016 Opera Season, themed Things Are Not As They Seem.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s eternally popular and entertaining HOT Seasontale of love, The Magic Flute, opens the season on October 9, 11 & 13. Metropolitan Opera Stage Director Daniel Rigazzi created this new and innovative production, which follows the love-struck Tamino on his quest to rescue the lovely princess, Pamina. Accompanied by an affable bird-catcher, Papageno, and possessing a mystical flute, Tamino must brave several trials, certain to reveal far more than simple matters of the heart. Set in a fictitious Egypt, this fairy-tale sings of the classic struggle between good and evil, the power of music, and the pursuit of noble virtues. Originally debuting in September of 1791, Mozart’s final opera continues to captivate opera goers of all ages with its elegant balance of mystery and whimsy, and stunning music.

The magic continues February 12, 14, & 16, 2016 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benjamin Britten’s inventive interpretation of Shakespeare’s comic play. Set in dual locations, a mythical Athens, and an enchanted forest, this playful fantasy explores three very different realms – that of the fairies, of the nobility, and of the working class. When the Fairy King, Oberon, introduces a magic flower to the land, madness ensues as unlikely romances blossom. Originally debuting in June of 1960 at the Aldeburgh Festival, Britten gave new life to a charming classic. This production will be under the stage direction of HOT’s award-winning Artistic Director, Henry Akina, marking his 20th year with the company.

The season concludes with Giuseppe Verdi’s epic masterpiece Il Trovatore. Set in the Spanish Middle Ages, this is a complex story of love and revenge. When her mother is unjustly sentenced to death, Azucena knows only vengeance. Meanwhile, star-crossed lovers Manrico and Leonora defend their union in this exciting story of mistaken identity. Originally premiering in January of 1853 at the Teatro Apollo, this production is elevated by intense passion and drama.

HOT is known for bringing some of the world’s finest voices to the Honolulu. Making her HOT debut this season, So Young Park stars as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. Park will be ready for the role as she stars in this Summer’s acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival’s production of the opera in New York. Last season’s breakout stars Rachel Schutz (Papagena, The Magic Flute) and Kyle Erdos-Knapp (Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) take the stage once again this season joined by Metropolitan opera talent and HOT favorites Jamie Offenbach (Theseus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Michael Chioldi (Count di Luna, Il Trovatore). Curt Olds (Papageno, The Magic Flute) and Victoria Livengood (Azucena, Il Trovatore) also make their return to Honolulu. Olds and Livengood thrilled audiences during 2014’s modern take on The Mikado.

Join us on this enchanting journey through three fantastical tales. Subscribe today by contacting the HOT Box Office at (808) 596-7858. From now through Oct. 1, 2015, New Season Subscribers can receive a special Buy 2, Get 1 Free discount.

Last Comic Standing Live Tour Coming To Hawaii

Friday, Dec. 11 – Blaisdell Concert Hall

Tickets on sale THIS FRIDAY

America’s favorite summer obsession and NBC’s top-rated, Emmy Award-nominated comedy competition show, “Last Comic Standing,” will bring its live tour featuring this year’s winner and top finalists to Hawaii!

Watch the show on KHNL (NBC) at 9:00pm Wednesday nights…then see the funniest new comedy stars in America LIVE at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Friday, Dec. 11th.

“Last Comic Standing” began the season with 100 of the top comics in the country, who were chosen to audition for forty available slots by invitation only. The top five contestants, as picked by comedy icons and competition judges Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Norm Macdonald during the grand finale, will travel the U.S. on the extremely funny and highly entertaining national tour.

Friday, Dec. 11 – Blaisdell Concert Hall

Friday, Dec. 11 at 8:00pm – Blaisdell Concert Hall
Reserved at $35, $45, $55, $65 – on sale this Friday from 9am at Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at

A special VIP package is available for each show that includes the best seats in the house, a pre-show Meet & Greet and photograph with the comics, an exclusive Q&A session and more. Go online to for ordering and details this Friday!

A nominal service charge may apply to ticket sales.

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-2016 Halekulani Masterworks Season


HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) today announced its 2015-2016
Halekulani Masterworks Season, which opens Saturday, September 26, featuring Artistic
Advisor JoAnn Falletta and Concertmaster Ignace “Iggy” Jang. The exciting 12-concert
season showcases world-renowned artists including soprano Sumi Jo, violinist Cho-Liang
“Jimmy” Lin, classical guitarist Pablo Villegas, percussionist Collin Currie, and pianists Joyce
Yang, Alexander Kobrin and Olga Kern. All concerts will take place at the Blaisdell Concert

Season Opening: Pines of Rome
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27, 4:00 p.m.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ignace “Iggy” Jang, violin
• Rossini – Overture to Semiramide
• Piazzolla – Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
• Respighi – Fountains of Rome
• Respighi – Pines of Rome
JoAnn Falletta kicks off the 2015-2016 Halekulani Masterworks season with an Italian-inspired
program, including Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide, and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and
the famous Pines of Rome. Ignace “Iggy” Jang is featured in Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of
Buenos Aires, a play on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with a tango-esque twist.

Soprano Sumi Jo
Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Jorge Mester, conductor
Sumi Jo, soprano
Soprano superstar Sumi Jo makes her Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra premiere. Praised for the remarkable agility, precision and warmth of her voice, and for her outstanding musicianship, the Seoul-born singer has established herself as one of her generation’s most sought-after sopranos. Maestro Jorge Mester, former music director of the Louisville Orchestra and Pasadena Symphony, leads the HSO and Ms. Jo in a program of popular opera favorites, including music by Lehar, Offenbach, and Johann Strauss.

Guitar Hero
Sunday, Nov. 15, 4:00 p.m.
Scott Yoo, conductor
Pablo Villegas, guitar
• Mozart – Symphony No. 32 in G Major
• Rodrigo – Fantasía para un gentilhombre
• Tárrega – Gran Jota de Concierto
• Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10 in E Minor
Maestro Scott Yoo has led orchestras across the nation, and will make his debut as guest conductor with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra in this program. The first half features award-winning guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas—described as “the soul of the Spanish guitar.” The concert concludes with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, one of the composer’s most celebrated symphonies.

Beethoven & Dvořák
Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Michael Stern, conductor
Alexander Kobrin, Piano
• John Adams – Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra
• Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
• Dvořák – Symphony No. 7 in D Minor
Maestro Michael Stern returns for a program featuring music by Adams, Beethoven and Dvořák. The concert kicks off with John Adams’s Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra, followed by Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in C Minor featuring Moscow-born pianist Alexander Kobrin, hailed as “the Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC.

Ode to Joy
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
O‘ahu Choral Society, Esther Yoo, artistic director
• Bach (arr. Schoenberg) – Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major
• Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, “Ode to Joy”
A New Year’s tradition! Maestro JoAnn Falletta leads the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and the O‘ahu Choral Society in a program featuring Bach’s joyous Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major and Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy.”

Kholodenko Plays Prokofiev
Sunday, Jan. 10, 4:00 p.m.
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano
• Ticheli – Rest for String Orchestra
• Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major
• Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique
Winner of the coveted Gold Medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audiences and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). The young Ukrainian pianist performs Prokofiev’s thrilling Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, conducted by Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair.

Drumroll, Please
Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31, 4:00 p.m.
David Alan Miller, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion
• Higdon – Percussion Concerto
• Beethoven – Symphony No.2 in D Major
Recognized for his “athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality” (Guardian), Colin Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. The Scottish percussionist makes his Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra debut with Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, a piece written for Currie. Leading the orchestra is Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller, music director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Mozart & Mahler
Saturday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m.
James Feddeck, conductor
Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin, violin
• Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major
• Mahler – Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor
Violinist Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. Guest conductor James Feddeck, formerly the Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, leads the orchestra and Lin in a program featuring Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major and Mahler’s powerful Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor.

Gardens of Spain
Saturday, Mar. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 13, 4:00 p.m.
Joel Revzen, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
• Chabrier – España
• de Falla – Nights in the Gardens of Spain
• Ginastera – Danzas Argentinas
• Strauss – Don Juan, Op. 20
• Bizet – Suite No. 2 from Carmen
Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism and magnetic stage presence. Maestro Joel Revzen leads this program featuring Chabrier’s celebratory España, Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain (featuring Yang) and Strauss’s dazzling Don Juan.

French Romance
Sunday, Mar. 20, 4:00 p.m.
Christopher Seaman, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin
• Britten – Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
• Saint-Saëns – Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor
• Franck – Symphony in D Minor
Violinist Tessa Lark and British conductor Christopher Seaman make their Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra debuts in a program featuring Britten, Saint-Saëns and Franck. The program opens with Britten’s popular Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell—a piece better known as “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” At only 25, Lark is praised as one of the most captivating artistic voices of her time. She will perform Saint-Saëns’s dramatic Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor.

Otomo Conducts Brahms
Sunday, May 8, 4:00 p.m.
Naoto Otomo, conductor
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
• Mozart – Overture to La Clemenza di Tito
• Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major
• Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in E Minor
Maestro Naoto Otomo returns to lead the HSO for a third year in a row. Music director of Japan’s Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Otomo leads the orchestra in a lovely Mother’s Day program featuring Mozart and Brahms. Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee makes her HSO debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major. The program concludes with Brahm’s beloved Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, among one of the darkest and deepest pieces written in the 19th century.

Season Finale: From Russia with Love
Saturday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.
Victor Yampolsky, conductor
Olga Kern, piano
• Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture
• Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major
• Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major
• Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances
We conclude the season with a bang! Literally. This all-Russian program opens with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, famous for its fantastic firing cannons, thundering drums and crashing cymbals. Russian conductor Victor Yampolsky returns for his second year in a row to lead the orchestra in the 1812 Overture, as well as two concertos featuring Moscow-born piano superstar Olga Kern.

Subscriptions: Halekulani Masterworks subscriptions are now available online at, by calling 808-946-8742 or in person at the HSO box office located at 3610 Waialae Avenue. Subscriptions include the full 12-concert Sunday package, an 8-concert Saturday package and a 6-concert choose your own flex package. Subscribers save as much as 25% off single ticket prices. Single ticket sales begin on Monday, August 17, 2015.

About the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2011 and made its debut in 2012. The new HSO carries on the legacy of the Honolulu Symphony, which was founded in 1900 and performed for more than a century. The orchestra employs 84 professional musicians and presents classical masterworks, pops, education and community programs.

The mission of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra is to present the highest-quality performances of great music, bringing national and international distinction to the orchestra and its community; to delight and educate audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and enhance the cultural vitality and quality of life in these Islands; and to operate in a financially sound manner. For more information or to make a donation, please visit

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


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, all Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart, or call toll-free 1-800-745-3000. Service fee may apply.

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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

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.



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,, 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

DOORS: 7:00 PM • SHOW: 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $69.50 • $99.50 • $120.00


Straight No Chaser The New Old Fashioned Tour




TICKETS ARE $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 IN ADVANCE


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, by phone at 800-745-3000, or in person at Ticketmaster outlets and the Blaisdell Center Box Office.

For more information, please visit