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Mariah Carey postpones Hawaii concert due to ‘global travel restrictions’ amid coronavirus outbreak

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                                Mariah Carey performs during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carey announced today she will be postponing her scheduled March 10 concert at Neal Blaisdell until Nov. 28.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2019

    Mariah Carey performs during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carey announced today she will be postponing her scheduled March 10 concert at Neal Blaisdell until Nov. 28.

Pop superstar Mariah Carey announced today she is postponing her scheduled March 10 concert at the Neal Blaisdell Arena because of “current global travel restrictions” in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new concert date scheduled on Nov. 28, according to a news release. Fans do not need to exchange their tickets for the November concert.

Promoter Rick Bartalini said in today’s statement that he had been trying to get Carey to perform a Christmas show in Hawaii for the past few years, which has been challenging due to her touring schedule. He called the date change a “silver lining.”

“The new date allows Mariah to share her love of the holiday season with the people of Hawaii and in the festive spirit, Mariah will be providing a special Christmas gift to all concertgoers entering the Neal S. Blaisdell arena on Saturday, November 28,” the release said.

Carey has topped the Billboard pop singles chart 19 times, starting with her debut single, “Vision of Love,” in 1990 and the next three singles from her eponymous debut album and most recently “All I Want for Christmas is You,” which hit No. 1 in December, 25 years after it was released. Her 1995 duet with Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day,” held and then shared the record for most weeks at the top (16) until just last year, when it was surpassed by Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”

Tickets for the Nov. 28 concert are available for $255.75, $155.75, $85.75 and $65.75 plus service fees. Visit ticketmaster.com or the venue box office (Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 777 Ward Ave., or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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