First-day Ross ticket sales brisk; Maui adds 2nd show
With 40 per cent of the 7,000 available seats sold Sunday (March 22) in the first six hours for Diana Ross’ June 13 Hawaii concert debut at Blaisdell Arena, promoter-presenter Rick Bartalini of California has extended first-dibs sales to residents for another day today (March 23).
On Maui, the June 14 concert is nearly sold out, so by popular demand, a second performance is set for 7:30 p.m. June 15 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Castle Theatre. Public sales begin at 10 a.m. Friday (March 27), but MACC members can secure tickets from 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 24) for the added performance. To join, call 808-243-4236.
Folks with a Hawaii zip code are able to buy up to eight seats , from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (March 23), in person only at the Blaisdell box office. The buy-early courtesy to Hawaii fans is a result of the swift sellout for homegrown star Bruno Mars’ concerts last year at Blaisdell, mostly snapped up by folks outside of the Hawaii region, resulting in overpriced tickets from scalpers and online resellers, a major frustration for hometowners.
Public sales beyond Hawaii go on sale Friday (March 27). Breakdowns on what levels of tickets were bought in the first wave have not been revealed for the ex-leader of The Supremes. Prices range from a low of $45 to a high of $225, with seats also available at $125, $85 and $65. Maui admission is $250, $150, $100 and $75. Service fees apply. To order by phone, call 1-800-745-3000 (Honolulu) or 1-808-242-7469 (Maui). Honolulu online sales will continue at www.ticketmaster.com; on Maui, at www.mauiarts.org; in-person sales also will continue at Honolulu and Maui box offices. Ross is the soulful superstar hitmaker of “Baby Love,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” “Come See About Me,” “Endless Love,” “I’m Comin’ Out” and “Theme From ‘Mahogany,’” some while she fronted The Supremes, some as a break-out soloist. As an actress, she starred in such film vehicles as “Mahogany,” “The Wiz” and “Lady Sings the Blues.”