In the Mix: Johnson adds second August show

May. 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Cody Portrer, foreground, and Derek Tanizaki were at front of the line to buy tickets for Jack Johnson’s Aug. 1 concert at the Waikiki Shell. They said they got to the Blaisdell Center box office about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

BY JASON GENEGABUS / jason@staradvertiser.com

Despite sales restrictions imposed by promoters BAMP Project and the Blaisdell Center box office, more than 8,000 tickets for North Shore pop superstar Jack Johnson’s Aug. 1 concert at the Waikiki Shell sold out within minutes on Saturday.

Those who lined up at the box office and logged online to buy via Ticketmaster’s website were equally frustrated just a few minutes after tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. The brisk sales were apparently unaffected by a requirement for all purchasers to only pay with credit cards that had Hawaii-based ZIP codes in their billing addresses.

Johnson fans flocked to the artist’s Facebook page to vent their frustration. Some were unaware Johnson’s Kokua Hawaii Foundation had also made a block of lawn seats available a day in advance to members who had paid their annual dues by May 5:

Luckily for fans unable to buy tickets on Saturday, Johnson’s camp quickly announced a second show would be added on Aug. 2:

According to a press release sent on Sunday, tickets for the second show will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Blaisdell Box Office, followed by all Ticketmaster outlets and online at ticketmaster.com at 10 a.m. As was the case last weekend, purchases will be limited to credit cards with a Hawaii ZIP code in the billing address; tickets will be limited to four per transaction.

If any tickets remain unsold, they will be made available for purchase without geographic restrictions at 10 a.m. Sunday. All proceeds from the concerts will go to Johnson’s Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

The press release also named the opening act for both nights — English singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka will bring his acoustic blues-folk sound to the Waikiki Shell for the first time this summer.
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Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at jason@staradvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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