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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 1:22 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2008

Sedaka to play Blaisdell; ticket sales Friday

Advertiser Staff

Tickets go on sale this Friday for Neil Sedaka's Dec. 11 concert at Blaisdell Concert Hall his first time at the municipal facility.

Sedaka, a prolific singer, composer and pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. his first gig at the Blaisdell. In previous visits, he sang at the Hawai'i Theatre and the Kahala Hilton/Kahala Resort.

Early in his career, he also played at the Civic Auditorium in the late 1950s.

Sedaka is known for a string of hits like "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," "The Diary," "Oh! Carol," "Calendar Girl," "Solitaire,""Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen," and "Laughter in the Rain."

Tickets: $45, $37.50, $25.

Charge by phone: 877-750-4400. Online: www..ticketmaster.com. In-person: the Blaisdell Center box office and Times Supermarket locations.