Ivory City opens for The Cure

Review by Sjarif Goldstein from Honolulu Star Advertiser
Published on July 17, 2016

Ivory City opens up for The Cure at the Neal Blaisdell Center on July 17, 2016

video by Shaneika Aguilar

Despite having played together for less than a year, the foursome was cohesive and polished, showing a capability for pop music with an edge, leaking into varied genres. It was quite a coup to land the spot opening for the Cure, but Ivory City proved up to the high-profile gig, its first time playing on the Blaisdell stage. The band’s music can be heard on SoundCloud, but the recorded versions don’t do it justice.

Ivory City went on about 20 minutes before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. start. If you’re going to tonight’s concert, it’s worth showing up in time to see them. As of this morning, seats all over were still available — with prices ranging from $50 to $125 — though few were in the front sections.

photos by Francisco Domingo