Ticket Arena SL 2018
EPS 2018
Ticketmaster ILMC 30 SL

The latest industry news to your inbox.


Would you be interested in hearing about marketing opportunities?


Fake Hawaiian promoter pleads guilty to fraud

Turk Cazimero, aged 56, has been ordered to pay back those he conned

By IQ on 05 Jan 2017

Turk Cazimero (left) with Hawaiian surfer Matty Liu

image © Brandon Ching

The Hawaiian promoter who conned 18 people into investing $900,000 into fake concerts has pleaded guilty and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Turk Cazimero, aged 56, used the name Hawaiian Hurricane Productions to promote a non-existent Vans Warped DJ Tour and told investors he’d previously booked a county music concert and rodeo.

After soliciting money over a two year period between 2013 and 2015, he was arrested last year and detained by the FBI, who turned him over to the US Marshals Service.

In December he pleaded guilty to wire fraud in court and has been reordered to repay those he conned, reports Khon2.

Cazimero will be sentenced in April.


Get more stories like this in your inbox by signing up for IQ Index, IQ’s free email digest of essential live music industry news.

More news

Live Nation acquires US indie Frank Productions The concert giant has made its first acquisition of 2018, buying a majority stake in Frank Productions, one of the US's leading independent promoters
DC promoter Jack Boyle passes aged 83 Boyle, whose Cellar Door Productions company was one of the last major independent promoters in the US in the pre-consolidation era, has died after a...period of illness
AEG Presents promoter exits to form management co Rebeca León will apply her Latin music expertise to her a new company, Lionfish Entertainment, managing the careers of J. Balvin and Juanes
Neco OK to sell final 11,000 tickets, court rules The bankrupt ticket brokerage, whose founder, Jason Nissen, is accused of funnelling $120m through a ponzi scheme, has been given the go-ahead to sell...its remaining stock
AR capital rejects ban on ‘violent’ co... Little Rock will not bar "performers that promote or incite violence" from the city after councillors ruled it would violate the first-amendment right...to free speech