Jack Johnson announced on Twitter today that he’ll be coming home during his 2014 World Tour to play a show at the Waikiki Shell on Friday, August 1. Tickets for the rest of the world go on sale on May 11, but Hawaii residents will be able to buy them a day earlier, on May 10. Proceeds from the show will benefit his Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting environmental education in Hawaii.
Popular acts selling out quickly was a source of frustration for many local fans when tickets for the three Bruno Mars concerts earlier this month sold out in under two hours, with nearly half of the 17,000 tickets purchased by people outside of Hawaii. Many of these tickets were then resold to local concert-goers at higher prices.
“Johnson specifically wanted to give Hawaii fans a shot at tickets first,” Matty Hazelgrove, promoter of Bamp Project said.
This one-off performance will be his first time playing in Hawaii in over two years, the last being his Hawaiian Islands Tour in April 2012.
Tickets will be $64.50 for the pit and reserved seating. Lawn seating will cost $39.50. Limit 4 tickets per person.