Mariah Carey Postpones Hawaii Concert Due To Coronavirus Related Travel Restrictions

Mariah Carey
Kat Wade
– Mariah Carey
During her last performance in Hawaii in 2016

While Hawaii hasn’t reported any cases of Coronavirus to date, the island is taking various precautions to keep it that way – including temporary flight suspensions and the cancellation or postponement of large-scale live events. Mariah Carey, who was scheduled to perform at the Neal Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, March 10, announced that she would push the gig to Nov. 28.
In a statement to her fans the singer wrote: “I’m so so sad to have to announce that I’m postponing my show to November. I was so excited to come back to Hawaii on my ‘anniversary month’ but evolving international travel restrictions force us to consider everyone’s safety and well being.”
Carey’s birthday is on March 27, hence anniversary month. 
“With that said, I am super excited to be coming to Honolulu in November and perform my special All I Want for Christmas Is You & Hits extravaganza for the first time ever in Hawaii! I can’t wait to see you! Stay safe!,” the statement continues.
Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new show.
Rick Bartalini, promoter of Mariah Carey’s Hawaii show, said in a statement: “I’ve been trying to get Mariah’s Christmas show to Hawaii for a few years now, but it hasn’t been possible due to her touring schedule. The silver lining with this date change is being able to bring this magical holiday show to Hawaii instead for the first time ever, on Saturday, November 28. 
“The All I Want for Christmas Is You & Hits show is not just a concert experience but a whole amazing theatrical production. Hawaii has never seen anything like it before. I’m looking forward to working with Mariah and her team to share it with the people of Hawaii.”
Other Hawaiian events that have been cancelled or postponed include the 26th annual Honolulu Festival as well as the 13th edition of FESTPAC festival of art & culture, which attracted some 90,000 people last year, when the traveling festival took place in Guam.
While Hawaii hasn’t reported any cases of Coronavirus so far, the country’s department of business economic development and tourism reported a February decline in international visitors to Hawaii of more than seven percent, according to
“The state is also expected to lose more than $20 million in visitor spending because of the temporary suspension of flights to South Korea,” the report states.
Mariah Carey just concluded her Las Vegas residency “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, which originally began July 5, 2018. The last shows took place in blocks or two or three over three weeks in February, each block grossing over $1 million, according to Pollstar Boxoffice reports.
Across three nights Feb. 26-29, for instance, Carey sold 9,699 tickets, grossing $1,256,949.