Monday, February 01, 2016

More Summerfest Headliners for 2016! | Selena Gomez June 29 and Sting with Gabriel July 10

Selena Gomez Tickets Summerfest

Two more Summerfest headline acts have been booked for 2016. Selena Gomez comes to Milwaukee on June 29, and Sting with Peter Gabriel will co-headline on July 10. Summerfest tickets for both shows have already gone on sale.
Peter Gabriel tickets
Who is Selena Gomez? If you have to ask, you are probably over the age of 25. Gomez make her mark when appearing on the show "Barney and Friends." From there, Disney picked her up and placed her on the show "Wizards of Waverly Place." She spent five years on that program, before deciding to try her hand at being a musician. Hollywood Records was thrilled to take a shot on this unknown (musically) talent. After all, they could bring in multiple producers and image makers to get her on the right track. That's just what they did with the release of Kiss and Tell. She's also made A Year Without Rain in 2010 and When the Sun Goes Down in 2011.
Police Summerfest tickets
Peter Gabriel and Sting Headline Summerfest on July 10

Two very talented singers who fronted a pair of very famous bands will co-headine Summerfest on July 10. Sting and Peter Gabriel will bring their solo hit songs to Milwaukee's lakefront.  Gabriel came out with his first album in 1977. He's made nine solo albums in total, along with a few soundtracks. He also has four live albums to his name. Sting has released eleven studio albums and six live disks. Sting's latest effort came to be in 2013. The album is titled "The Last Ship" and it came out in 2013.     

Monday, January 18, 2016

Panic! At The Disco and Weezer Headline Summerfest 2016

Panic! At The Disco comes to Summerfest 2016 on July 9. Co-headliners are Weezer. This marks the fourth show announcement for fans of the "World's Largest Music Festival." Panic! has just released their latest album, and it's titled "Death of a Bachelor." Although there is just one original member left, Panic! fans will surely expect to hear all the hits when the band comes to Milwaukee.

Fans of Weezer will be happy to know that they are co-headlining the show on July 9. Weezer has been going strong since 1994. Check both bands out at Summerfest this year.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Luke Bryan Summerfest 2016

He's coming off the heels of his latest album, and he's playing Summerfest 2016 on July 7. Luke Bryan returns to Milwaukee this summer. Tickets for the show can be found here. Luke Bryan released two albums in 2015, but "Kill The Lights" is a huge success for Bryan.  Songs like "Kick the Dust Up, Strip it Down, and Move" are charting right now.  Luke Bryan won "Entertainer of the Year" just this past November.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Blake Shelton Plays Summerfest 2016 on July 1

Summerfest announced one of their 2016 headline shows.  It's going to be Blake Shelton at the Marcus Amphitheater on July 1. Shelton tickets will include Summerfest admission, and tickets are going to go fast for this established country star.

Blake Shelton has been a popular act since 2001. He made it big when he took his first crack at country music, and hasn't looked back. Where can you find him from day to day? Hollywood. In 2010, Shelton took the job on the hit show "The Voice." He has been splitting his time between Hollywood and Nashville.  He's since divorced from Miranda Lambert, and was just seen hanging out with Gwen Stefani. He doesn't feel that California is his second home, and refuses to buy a house there. Shelton's last album was a greatest hits effort.  He's got fifteen years of music to pull from on any given night. Fans are sure to hear all his best in Milwaukee.   

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Avett Brothers Return to Summerfest 2015 | Rick Rubin Helps Brothers' Sound

Avett Brothers Summerfest 2015
The Avett Brothers will be headlining the Marcus Amphitheater on July 4 at 7:30 p.m. Playing along with the Avett Brothers will be Brandi Carlile. Brandi Carlile is a singer-songwriter who performs in the genres of alternative country and folk rock. She has produced five albums in her career- Brandi Carlile, The Story, Give Up The Ghost, Bear Creek, and The Firewatcher's Daughter, which was released on March 3rd of this year.

The main attractions for the evening, The Avett Brothers, were founded 15 years ago in Concord, North Carolina. The group performs under seven different genres- Roots-rock, Bluegrass, Neo-folk, Folk, Indie Folk, Folk Rock, and Indie Rock. They are most known for their work in the Folk Rock genre. Even though the group was founded back in 2000, their career really took off in 2009 when they hooked up with the great producer Rick Rubin. Also known as DJ Double R, Rick Rubin is originally from Lido Beach, New York. Throughout his career, the 52-year-old producer has worked with many different acts, not limited to, but including Johnny Cash, Jazzy Jay, Run DMC, Kayne West, Adele, Aerosmith AC/DC, Eminem, Kid Rock, Metallica, and The Avett Brothers.

Rick Rubin and the Avett Brothers

Working with Rubin, the Avett Brothers have produced three albums. The first was called I and Love and You, which was released in 2009 and climbed as high as number 16 in the U.S. The most popular song off of this album was the hit single, also called “I and Love and You”. The second album, released in 2009, The Carpenter, got as high as number 4 on the U.S. charts. The hit song off of this album was the second track, Live and Die. The third album, released in 2013, was Magpie and the Dandelion, has reached as high as number 5 on the U.S. Billboard charts. The hit songs off of this album are the second and 4th tracks, Morning Song and Another is Waiting.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Carrie Underwood Summerfest Headliner for 2015

Carrie Underwood tickets
Country music fans have four Summerfest headliners to choose from in 2015. The latest, Carrie Underwood, will perform on July 2. Without a doubt, Underwood has sold more albums than any other American Idol winner. Three of her four albums have had hit the top of the charts. Only one other contestant comes close, but that singer had to produce nearly twice as many disks to get within two million in sales.

Underwood has been taking it easy since the birth of her child back in February. Her latest release came back in 2012, and her subsequent tour ran through 2013. Aside from appearances on the TV show Nashville, and the occasional "one off" song at various events, Underwood has yet to perform a full concert for her fans since the baby was born. Milwaukee will be her first full show, but you can find Underwood performing at the CMT awards in June. She happens to be up for five awards that evening.  For Underwood Summerfest tickets, check the link.

Carrie Underwood married NHL player Mike Fisher in 2010. They met just two years prior, at one of her concerts. Underwood has just a few shows scheduled for 2015. She'll be in Arkansas on June 26 for "Thunder on the Mountain," and at the Big Barrel Festival on June 28. She'll hit the Summerfest stage on July 2, then just nine other show dates after that.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stevie Wonder Comes To Summerfest 2015 | Wonder Will Sing Entire "Songs" Album

Stevie Wonder Summerfest 2015
Stevie Wonder has been booked for June 27, at Summerfest. This show is not part of a multi-city tour for Wonder.  It's a single show listed for Milwaukee, as the "tour" Wonder had booked for 2015 ended in April. He plans to sing the entire album "Songs in the Key of Life" on this occasion.  Stevie Wonder Summerfest tickets have already gone on sale.

Songs in the Key of Life was an album that came out in 1976.  It's a double album, spanning over eighty minutes. It came out on the Motown label, and included songs like Another Star, Sir Duke, I Wish. The album hit number one in the United States, France, Holland, and Canada. It was also a huge hit in England, Australia, Norway, and many more countries.

So many great artists have noted that the "Songs" album is one of the best ever made. Stars such as Elton John, Michael Jackson, George Micheal, and Mary J. Blige have all covered songs from the work.