Long lines at the Blaisdell for Elton John tickets

Blaisdell Box Office


Lots of people are eager to see Elton John when he returns to Honolulu next year.

If you’re one of them, you better act fast. By Friday evening, concert promoters said there were just 400 tickets left, and many of them are behind the stage.

A long line snaked through the Blaisdell complex when tickets went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m.

Dennis Watanabe arrived at 5:30 a.m. and was the 10th person in line. “My wife thought I was nuts for coming here early,” he said. “I told her I was just reliving my younger days when I used to come here and fight the crowd for Elton John.”

Brenda Grigg proudly showed off eight tickets she purchased Friday morning. “I’ve never seen him. I’ve always wanted to see him, so this is kind of like a dream come true to hold these tickets in my hand,” she said.

The multiple-Grammy-Award-winning legend will perform at the Blaisdell Arena on Saturday, Jan. 10, as part of his “All The Hits” tour.

John’s 10-city tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks released throughout his five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed remastered album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Brenda Grigg

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