Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paul McCartney Plays Summerfest 2016 | Ticket Details and Show Dates Listed

Paul McCartney Summerfest 2016
Paul McCartney is booked for Summerfest 2016! July 8th is the date, and McCartney will certainly sell out the Marcus Amphitheater that night. McCartney tickets include Summerfest admission, and are available at the time of this post. The opening act has yet to be announced.

2016 will be a busy year for Paul, as he's already performing shows in America this April. He's currently on the west coast, playing dates in Seattle, and Vancouver. He comes back to the Midwest United States in May, with two shows in Minneapolis. McCartney will head on back to Europe during parts of this summer, performing at a pair of Music Festivals in The Netherlands in June.

McCartney made fifteen solo albums, along with all his work in the Beatles. His time spent as the leader of Wings, came just a couple of years after the Beatles broke up. Although he's getting older, his shows can run for hours, and stay "high energy" throughout most of the evening. Considering the size of the Marcus Amphitheater, it's best to book your tickets as soon as possible. This musical icon will draw crowds from all over Wisconsin.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Def Leppard Summerfest 2016 Tickets | REO Speedwagon and Tesla Open the Show

Def Leppard is set to play Summerfest 2016 on July 6. They will headline the Marcus Amphitheater stage, with opening acts REO Speedwagon and Tesla. Tickets are on sale now. Leppard last headlined an evening at Summerfest just five years ago. With the two opening acts, it's safe to say that this is an "80's Night" for music fans. Just to be clear, Def Leppard started in 1977, but hit their peak in 1983. What song made them stars? Photograph was the title track on the album named Pyromania. The band has sold over 100 million copies of their library. 

What can we say about REO Speedwagon? The band came out as a cover band in the late 1960's.  Once Gary Richrath joined the group, the band had turned to harder rock originals. By 1971, they were signed to a major record label. The famous vocal sounds of Kevin Cronin didn't come about until after the band had recorded songs like "Ridin' the Storm Out." That song was sung by Terry Luttrell.
By the early 1980's REO's sound had softened considerably. Songs like "Keep on Lovin' You" and "Heard it From a Friend" had signaled that the band had taken a turn to soft pop. If you want to compare the old REO versus the new, check out 157 Riverside Avenue versus Can't Fight This Feeling. Opening the entire night will be Tesla, another popular 1980's rock band that hit the charts and then faded. 

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.