Tony Orlando is back in the islands that he says have always held a special place in his heart.
“The first tiem I came here was in the early 70s with Tom Moffat. Tony Orlando and Dawn. I had a TV show. We had our show and the people of Hawaii treated us like family,” said Orlando.
Orlando arrived Thursday, but says he's already feeling the aloha spirit as he stopped to eat at a pancake house Friday.
"One by one the people of this great city of Honolulu, the locals – ‘Tony, mahalo. Good to see you. How's the girls? How you doing? How's it going your in town?’ The welcome stuck. It never left," said Orlando.
This time its tie a yellow ribbon around the old coconut tree as the city welcomes Orlando to the Blaisdell.
"That song was hit 40 years ago and yet someone cares enough to put a yellow ribbon around the tree. Its very special," said Orlando.
When asked what people can expect Sunday night, he responded:
"This time when I hit the stage, it’s going to be a little different. I always try to do my best, but this is going to be a big thank you for a people who have treated me like family since 1971,” said Orlando.
Orlando’s show on Sunday will start at 7:30 p.m.?Tickets are still on sale.