By Wayne Harada
Are you ready to rock 'n' roll?
Two classic rock acts — the Steve Miller Band and Dave Mason — will give three Hawaii concerts over as many days in December.
• Honolulu — 8 p.m. Dec. 9, Blaisdell Arena.
• Big Island — 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Hilton Waikoloa Village’s Grand Ballroom.
• Maui — 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion.
Doors open an hour before showtime.
Miller’s rock-blues sound has been a defining and powerful element of the classic rock movement, still popular today several decades after its heyday. The Miller life has included such hit staples as “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock ‘n Me,” “Jet Airliner,” “Swingtown” and “Jungle Love.”
Mason, a founding member of the rock group Traffic, has earned laurels and fas as one of the top composers and guitarists in the world. His signature hits as a soloist include “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “We Disagree,” and “Only You and I Know.”
The show’s presenter is Ron Gibson, of Ron Gibson Entertainment, on behalf of the Diamond Head International Music Festival, which he revived inside Diamond Head Crater several years ago before the economic slowdown. This event keeps the Diamond Head spirit afloat, with a possible reinstatement in 2012.
• Honolulu — $75, $65, $55; on sale at the Blaisdell box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com,
charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and Ticketmaster outlets including Walmart and Windward Mall Sports Gear.
• Big Island — $85, $75, $65 and $59, with a limited number of VIP seats and kamaaina general admission seats available; on sale online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets at the Hilo and Kona Walmart; kamaaina general admission seats available while supplies last at Big Island Surf Waimea, CD Wizard in Hilo, Persimmon at Queen’s Market Place and Kona Wine in the Kona Commons Shopping Center.
• Maui ¬— $85, $65, $55; on sale at the MACC box office, charge by phone at 808-242-SHOW and online at www.mauiarts.org; limited $125 VIP seats also available while supplies last.