7 Concerts in Honolulu to Catch in December 2018
From the biggest rock ‘n’ roll acts in history to some of the Mainland’s most popular rap artists, Honolulu offers an impressive concert lineup in December that won’t disappoint.
All Time Low
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The 2000s pop-punk boy band returns to the Republik stage for one night only before they continue their international tour. Famous for their hits “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and “Remembering Sunday,” the group known for their side-swept hair and angsty lyrics will bring you back to a time when skateboarding and Converse shoes were all you needed for a good time.
$33–$38, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com.
Eagles with Jack Johnson
Get ready to belt out “Hotel California” and “Heartache Tonight” on an evening of unforgettable classic rock. The Los Angeles band that reigned supreme in the ‘70s will dawn the Aloha Stadium stage after North Shore native, Jack Johnson, kicks off the show with his acoustic hits.
$79.50 and up, 7 p.m., Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., ʻAiea, ticketmaster.com.
Guns N’ Roses
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If heavy head-banging and belting electric guitar riffs are your idea of a good time, catch the ʻ80s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Guns N‘ Roses at the Aloha Stadium for an evening of heavy metal from the pros. Catch their timeless hits “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” at the Aloha Stadium.
$39.50–$250+, 6 p.m., Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., ʻAiea, ticketmaster.com.
Stick Figure and Pepper
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For a meditative evening with bass-heavy, rootsy reggae music, catch some of the genre’s biggest names, Stick Figure and Pepper. Stick Figure, who has toured with Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution, incorporates roots reggae and dub sounds for a unique, soulful sound. Pepper, a reggae-rock band originally from Kailua-Kona, will also dawn the Republik stage playing hits “B.O.O.T.” and “Stone Love” for an evening of good vibes.
$39.50–$44.50, 8 p.m., The Republik, 1349 Kapiʻolani Blvd., #30, jointherepublik.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Jake Shimabukuro
Back from his international tour in Japan, Island-favorite and ʻukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will play the Blue Note stage for a whole weekend in Honolulu. Famous for his energetic strumming and melodic covers of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Iz’s “Over the Rainbow,” he’ll perform some of your favorite covers and original hits.
$25–$45, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Don McLean
Fulfill your lifelong dream of having a sing-a-long to “American Pie” with Don McLean at an intimate show. The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee will sing his enduring anthem along with other hits at Blue Note Hawaiʻi for an evening of dinner, drinks and inevitable nostalgia.
$75–$115, Blue Note Hawaiʻi, 2335 Kalākaua Ave., bluenotehawaii.com.
Cardi B, Snoop Dogg and Sublime with Rome
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Rap enthusiasts from the older and newer generation, rejoice! Cardi B, Snoop Dogg and Sublime with Rome will hit the Aloha Stadium for a concert appropriately named “Dream Weekend.” Arguably the most famous female rapper, at the moment at least, Cardi B will perform her hits “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It” for the first time in Hawaiʻi. Bob your head to Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and catch the reggae sounds from Sublime with Rome.
$49–$250+, 6:30 p.m., Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., ʻAiea, ticketmaster.com.