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Heart, with Ann and Nancy Wilson, play the Blaisdell Concert Hall June 5.
Butler Trio, Heart head to Hawaii
A couple of major rock acts are on their way to Hawaii.
Straight from Australia and Japan, on their way to the Coachella Festival in California and the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, the John Butler Trio plays April 9 at Pipeline Cafe.
And after an absence of well more than two decades, Heart, featuring Wilson sisters Ann and Nancy, return to the islands to play the Blaisdell Concert Hall on June 5.
Butler, influenced by Celtic folk, Indian ragas, reggae and blues, has made these musical styles into his own through his voice and guitar. The trio's most recent album, "Grand National," features the single "Better Than," which reached No. 1 on U.S. Adult Album Alternative format charts.
Butler is also co-founder of the JB Seed Arts Grant Program, which encourages artistic diversity in his home country of Australia, and has joined the likes of U2 and Pearl Jam onstage to increase awareness of the Make Poverty History Campaign.
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The John Butler trio makes a stop at the Pipeline Cafe April 9 enroute to the Coachella Festival.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at Pipeline Cafe, MuuMuu Heaven in Kailua and Ticketmaster outlets. Prices are $20; $35 for the upstairs lounge. Charge by phone at (877) 750-4400 or visit ticketmaster.com
Heart, the Pacific Northwest's queens of rock, are known for such classics as "Magic Man," "Crazy on You," "Barracuda," "Dog and Butterfly" and "These Dreams," plus they'll probably play from their latest album, 2004's "Jupiter's Darling."
(By the way, the Wilson sisters will be performing on the "American Idol" fundraiser special, "Idol Gives Back," on April 9.)
Tickets, at $40, $55, $70 and $85, go on sale March 28 at the Blaisdell Center box office and Ticketmaster outlets.