The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace was the location of BAMP Project’s rescheduled Black Star show Friday, which featured performances by local hip-hop artists Tassho Pearce and Creed Chameleon; San Francisco-based singer Goapele also returned to the islands to help open for Mos Def and Talib Kweli.
Thursday’s Black Star concert at Aloha Tower Marketplace has been postponed until Aug. 27, due to a “last minute schedule change” that will prevent Mos Def from making the trip to Honolulu.
From promoter BAMP Project:
(Mos Def) is scheduled to film an HBO special within the next two weeks, changing the concert date from this Thursday, July 22 to Friday, August 27, 2010. The show will still be held at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.
Mos Def apologizes on behalf of Black Star and is excited to come to Hawaii to perform for all his fans. Tickets purchased for this Thursday’s show will be honored for the August 27th show so please do not discard your ticket. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase if you cannot make it.
According to the press release, doors will open at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 with opening sets by local rappers Tassho Pearce and Creed Chameleon starting around 8 p.m.; San Francisco-based Goapele will also remain as a featured guest.
Tickets, priced at $45 and $85, are still available at all Local Motion stores on Oahu, Navy ITT Offices, the UH Campus Center and online at www.groovetickets.com.
Before they became stars in their own right, Mos Def (far right) and Talib Kweli were Black Star, and responsible for one of hip-hop’s more honored albums, 1998’s “Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star.”
Besides putting out fine solo efforts as “Black on Both Sides,” “The New Danger,” “True Magic” and last year’s primo “The Ecstatic,” Mos Def has also starred in movies like “The Italian Job,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Be Kind Rewind” and “Cadillac Records.” Talib Kweli’s solo output includes “Quality,” “The Beautiful Struggle” and “Eardrum.” His most recent album, out last month, is a collaboration with Hi-Tek titled “Revolutions Per Minute.”
Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 9. Tickets are priced at $45 general admission and $85 VIP, and will be available at all Local Motion stores, Navy ITT offices, the University of Hawaii-Manoa Campus Center and online at www.groovetickets.com.
BAMP Project is also presenting 1970s soft rock staple Air Supply Aug. 22 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, with tickets priced $45 to $75. Call (800) 745-3000 or go online at www.ticketmaster.com.