Aloha, Goldenvoice

Goldenvoice has quietly closed its office in Hawaii but will continue to promote concerts on the Islands, company CEO Paul Tollett confirmed to Pollstar.

“We’re still doing shows in Hawaii; we just closed the office there. We’re doing it from (Goldenvoice’s Los Angeles offices),” Tollett said. “They’re all great people out there. Nikki (Robinson) is promoting shows on her own. She was the office.”

Robinson’s new promotions company, Pau Hana Productions, is already up and running, staging two 3 Doors Down shows April 4-5 at Honolulu’s Pipeline Cafe.

No reason was given for the office closure, but the changes come after the acquisition of Goldenvoice by AEG Live, and just more than a year after the death of Goldenvoice co-president Rick Van Santen, widely considered the Hawaiian office’s biggest booster.

“Hawaii was Rick’s baby,” Robinson told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. “I’m sad to see this end. It was a great job.”

The office was closed February 28th after a NOFX show at the Pipeline Café.

“It looks like it was a fairly quick decision to close (the Hawaii location) and it’s surprising to me, since we did so well lately,” Jason Miller, a former Goldenvoice production manager who continued to work with the company on small projects, told the newspaper.

“At least we’re going out on a good note, with what we did last year,” he said.

Even without a local office, Goldenvoice will be a sponsor of the Kokua Festival with Jack Johnson April 16th at the Waikiki Shell, and will bring over arena-sized acts two or three times a year, sources told the Star-Bulletin.