Eagles’ Hawaiian Konzert

Update: The Eagles will have international help for their five Hawaiian shows in late November / early December. The promoter for the visit is Marek Lieberberg – as in Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur of Frankfurt, Germany.

The Boys of Summer are scheduled for four sold-out shows at Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and another at Maui’s A & B Amphitheater. Lieberberg would seem like a surprising choice to promote the concerts, considering the distance from his native land.

But, there’s a simple answer.

“Marek lives there,” Eagles manager Irving Azoff told Pollstar.

In fact, Marek Lieberberg Presents has been a registered company in Hawaii since 1997, and has presented Van Halen, Celine Dion, Prince, and Ricky Martin on the islands, with Mötley Crüe coming up in December.

As for the Eagles, Lieberberg was brought into the equation by Clear Channel Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino. It was not that Azoff hadn’t already dined with Lieberberg at the promoter’s part-time home on Maui, but Rapino pointed out that Lieberberg was becoming more active on the islands as part of the Clear Channel organization, Azoff said.

“To which I answered, ‘The Eagles’ promoter of record in Hawaii has always been Terry Bassett.'”

So, Azoff asked Bassett — who operates from Southern California – to partner the island dates with Lieberberg.

The result is four sold-out shows in Honolulu, with all indicators pointing for the same result at the recently announced Maui gig.

All of the big names in concert promotion have done shows on the islands, from Clear Channel to House of Blues Concerts to AEG’s Goldenvoice division. Hawaiian promoter Tom Moffatt has had his stamp on a lot of concerts, too. This time, he said he opted out of the Eagles’ concert because the top price of the ticket — $250 – -made him uncomfortable.

“We had problems last time so Moffatt was never even considered for these concerts,” Azoff said. “And if he doesn’t like the price of the ticket, wait until the Stones come to town.”