Stamos joins the Beach Boys in Hawaii
BY JASON GENEGABUS / firstname.lastname@example.org
“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya,
“Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama,
“Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go…”
To Oahu? And Maui?
It might feel like 1986 all over again when the Beach Boys return for concerts in Hawaii this weekend, if “Kokomo” is on the set list. Promoter Tom Moffatt announced on Tuesday, Jan. 7, that actor and Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt pitchman John Stamos would join the iconic band on stage on Oahu and Maui, as he often does when the band is on tour.
Back in the ’80s, Stamos had already achieved fame for his role on the soap opera “General Hospital” and was just about to land the role of Uncle Jesse on the iconic sitcom “Full House” when he showed up in the Beach Boys’ music video for “Kokomo.”
This weekend’s walk down memory lane doesn’t just apply to the band on stage, either. Blaisdell Arena will officially mark its 50th anniversary with the performance, with everyone in attendance receiving a special, limited edition lithograph commemorating the evening. In addition, concession stands will serve a hot dog and drink for just $.75 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
According to the Blaisdell, the Beach Boys were the first “major headliner” to perform in the arena.
The band’s Sunday, Jan. 12, performance is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are priced at $55 and $75; purchase in person at the Blaisdell Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
The Beach Boys (along with Stamos) will also perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center; reserved tickets for that show are $45-$125 and available at the MACC Box Office, by phone at (808) 242-7469 and online at mauiarts.org.