Leonard Cohen’s Dec. 4 concert in Honolulu has been canceled.
Ticket holders will get a refund or can opt to purchase tickets to any of the newly added concert dates scheduled in Vancouver and Oakland that will round out Cohen¹s final dates of his world tour.
Promoter AEG Live said Honolulu ticket holders have already been alerted via e-mail with details on the ticket exchange window.
For questions about refunds, contact Ticketmaster via the point of purchase or at (800) 745-3000.
For information on getting tickets to the mainland events, contact AEG Live via e-mail at email@example.com or call (323) 930-7115
More than 30 years after releasing their debut album, jazz fusion band Hiroshima (pictured) return to Oahu as the headliners at the inaugural Pacific Rim Jazz Festival.
Apaulo Music Productions will present the Nov. 13 concert at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa’s Hokulani Ballroom. Doors open at 4 p.m.
Photos by Aaron Yoshino
Special to the Star-Advertiser
By Jason Genegabus
2010 Grammy Award nominee and six-time Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping duo Hall & Oates (pictured) have added Honolulu to their list of 2011 tour dates, according to posts on their website and concert tour website Pollstar.com.
Local promoter Hawaii Pacific Entertainment is behind the March 4, 2011 concert at Blaisdell Arena; when contacted earlier today, HPE CEO Lincoln Jacobe confirmed his company was helping to produce the show and said a formal announcement would be made next week. The Hawaii stop of the “Do What You Want, Be What You Are 2010″ tour will take place after multiple performances in Japan.
Jacobe did not state what ticket prices for the show would be, saying only that tickets would be available to the general public in early October.
By Elizabeth Kieszkowski
Local promoters hope to make the “Doo-Wop Spectacular,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall, an annual event, but they’ve run into snags with this first concert.
Advance ticket sales haven’t been as strong as hoped, so promoters moved the show from Blaisdell Arena, where it was originally scheduled, and additional discounts are being offered on remaining seats.
The show headlines Joey Dee and his Starliters — an act that was in the right place at the right time when Dee recorded “Peppermint Twist” nearly 50 years ago. The song made Dee a star before he was old enough to graduate from college. It also features a full lineup of bands with a doo-wop lineage, including the Dovells (Jerry Gross and Mark Stevens), Joey Dee and the Starliters, the Orlons and “Hawaii¹s Legends of Doo-Wop,” the Love Notes.
Honolulu’s Pete Hernandez and his Love Notes had a band that was the first of its kind in Hawaii. Today, Hernandez is also known as hip-hop pop singer Bruno Mars’ father.
Tickets, priced from $22.50 to $129, at available at the Blaisdell box office; Ticketmaster outlets; by calling 800-745-3000; or at www.ticketmaster.com.
Owl City’s breakout single, “Fireflies,” almost made Adam Young a star — almost because his quiet demeanor keeps him a relatively anonymous personality despite his success. Young returned to Hawaii last weekend to play his second concert in as many years at Pipeline Cafe. Owl City’s sophomore album, the platinum-selling “Ocean Eyes,” was re-released earlier this year with additional material included that was left over from the album’s recording sessions.
Photos by Malia Leinau / HNLNow.com
Pro surfer and Kauai resident Donavon Frankenreiter was on Oahu this weekend for a handful of performances. On Friday, he appeared at what was first billed as a private performance hosted by radio station 93.1 The Zone; by the time he went on stage at theVenue, the show had been opened up to the general public. On Saturday, Frankenrieter appeared at Borders Books and Music for a performance and autograph session before heading to the Waikiki Aquarium to play there.
Blues fans came together Friday at Fresh Cafe for an evening of live music by the Bluestones and the Honolulu Blues Co-Op with special guests Cory Funai and Tom HInson. The night also featured a open blues jam to wrap things up at the Kakaako coffee shop and live venue.
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Keola Beamer and Raiatea Helm perform at Paliku Theatre on the campus of Windward Community College in Kaneohe yesterday. The concert was the third Oahu show of the weekend for the duo in support of their album, “Keola Beamer and Raiatea.”
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Graham Russell plays to the crowd during Air Supply’s concert last night at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.
By Jason Genegabus
It’s been 35 years since soft rockers Air Supply formed in Australia, and original members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock still can’t get away from the love jams that made them famous in the ’70s and ’80s.
For nearly 90 minutes last night at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, the duo — with a young, energetic four-piece backing band in tow — made sure to play a number of tracks easily found on the band’s greatest hits albums and still played in regular rotation to this day in local karaoke bars.