Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Summerfest Side Stage Headliners 2015

Summerfest 2015 Side Stage Headline Shows
For the music fans that love to roam the Summerfest grounds, we have new information on the 2015 headliners. For now, we're not sure which stage they will be on, and on what days, but just getting a sneak peek will fire up fans.  As Summerfest schedules the actual time slots and stages, we will return to this post. For now here is a general list of "Side Stage Headliners" coming to Milwaukee in 2015. 
Summerfest Side Stage Headliners 2015

June 24: Sheryl Crow - Kaskade - Dirty Heads - Magic! - Trombone Shorty - Sloan -
June 25: Willy Porter - Sam Llanas - Gary Clark, Jr. - Public Enemy - Andrew McMahon - Billy Currington - Lindsey Stirling
June 26:  Santigold - The Kooks - Coheed and Cambria - Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo - Blind Boys of Alabama - Punch Brothers - Atlas Genius - Dirty Dozen Band - The Romantics - Pepper - Shakey Graves - Big Smo
June 27: The Flaming Lips - Buddy Guy - Sublime with Rome - Motion City Soundtrack - Walk the Moon - Chase Rice - Sheila E. - Third Eye Blind - Mother Mother - MisterWives
June 28: Paris Hilton - Martina McBride - New Pornographers - Charles Barkley - Mates of State - Dark Star Orchestra - The Mowgli's - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Field Report - Saint Model
June 30: LeCrae - Flogging Molly - Gogol Bordello - Kip Moore - Whitsnake - Meg Myers - Tommy Castro - J. Roddy Walston & the Business
July 1:  Aloe Blacc - Halestorm - Brand New - Phil Vassar - Delta Spirit - Leftover Salmon - Keller Williams - Infamous Stringdusters
July 2: Edward Sharp - Timeflies - Vance Joy - Gaelic Storm - PHOX - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Taylor Dane
July 3: Doobie Brothers - AWOLNATION - The Isley Brothers - Lupe Fiasco - Kellie Pickler - Sylvan Esso - Kristian Bush of Sugarland
July 4: Jane's Addiction - Sammy Hagar and the Circle - Blackberry Smoke - Weird Al Yankovic - Foghat
July 5: Mat Kearney - Andy Montanez - New Politics - Kansas - Toad the Wet Sprocket - Otis Clay - Smash Mouth - Tonic

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Headlines Summerfest 2015 on July 1

Kendrick Lamar Summerfest 2015
Kendrick Lamar will play Summerfest 2015 on July 1. Opening for Lamar will be SchoolboyQ.  Tickets for the show are available in early April. Prices include admission to the entire Summerfest grounds.

Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottest rap stars to come of out of Compton California in a very long time. How do we know this? Because Lamar had trouble finding anyone who would challenge him in a competitive nature. Hands down, he was topping them all. So when he started releasing mix tapes, it was just a matter of time before a label would show interest.  KDE records signed the young star, who at the time was going under the name "K-Dot." Lamar spent six years using that name, but it all changed when he came out with "Overly Dedicated."  While opening for Tech N9ne, Lamar started to let loose with tracks from the mixtape titled "Overly Dedicated." A few songs from that release cracked the Billboard top 100 for R&B and Hip-Hop.   "Section 80" was soon to follow, and that effort was subject to positive reviews.

Lamar has since released a full album, titled "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and just this week, his 2015 effort, titled "To Pimp a Butterfly" came out on iTunes. Check all tour dates for Lamar, and see you at Summerfest!    

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Zac Brown Band Summerfest 2015 | Brown Tours The USA This Summer!

Zac Brown Band Summerfest Tickets 2015
Zac Brown returns to Summerfest in 2015. The date is set for June 28, 2015. Tickets for the Zac Brown Marcus Amphitheater show are on sale this week.

After a well deserved break, Zac Brown hits the road in 2015, starting with shows in Australia this coming April. U.S. tour dates start with a few stops in Florida and Mississippi.  As spring turns to Summer, Brown will hit the Midwest United States, playing cities like Maryland Heights, Cincinnati and Burgettstown, PA.  This is all part of the "Jekyll and Hyde" tour, as his latest album is named the same.  In other news, Zac Brown was nominated for an American Country Music Award in the category of "Best Vocal Group of the Year." This past February, Brown released a "Greatest Hits" disk, with songs like Chicken Fried, Free, and Cold Weather all on one disk. Additional guests Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson are featured on the album.

See you at Summerfest 2015!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Kings of Leon Play Summerfest 2015 on June 25 | KOL Tour Dates

Photo by ELOdry
Summerfest fans will be lining up for Kings of Leon tickets this Friday. The Nashville based band will be headlining at the Marcus Amphitheater on June 25, 2015. This show is one of just a very few dates set so far. Will the band put together an entire tour for the summer months? At the time of this posting, we just don't know.

Kings of Leon is a very close knit band, made up of two brothers and cousins. Their biggest hit to date is a song titled "Use Somebody." That song came out in 2008, and hit number one, along with another song on that same album. The band has a huge following in Great Britain, Australia, and the United States. Nearing the end of their Mechanical Bull tour this past summer Nathan Followill injured his ribcage in a bus accident.  The band had to cancel more than a handful of dates. When checking the band's website, that's the very last news item one will find.

The band also has two dates set for this month, performing in Chile and Columbia on March 13 and 15th. Check back for more tour dates as we get closer to the Summerfest show.   

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ed Sheeran Summerfest 2015 Show

Ed Sheeran tickets
Ed Sheeran will be performing at Summerfest 2015 on July 3. Some may think that he's just a couple of years into the music business, but Sheeran has been working his craft for nearly nine years. We must note that he has released a number of EP's, prior to signing with Atlantic. What put Ed Sheeran over the top was a chance encounter with Jamie Foxx. As always Ed Sheeran Summerfest tickets come with admission to the entire festival grounds.

Sheeran became a multi platinum selling star shortly after he released the album titled "+". He is the recipient of the Brit Award for "Best British Male Solo Artist" and also won another "Brit" for breakthrough act. In 2014, Sheeran released his second full album. It's titled "X" meaning "multiply." As his first album made him a household name in England, he had the backing of a high profile producer for this second effort.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Keith Urban Tickets for Summerfest 2015 Show

Keith Urban Summerfest 2015
Keith Urban is coming to Summerfest 2015! June 26, is the show date, and he's bringing two support acts. Phillip Philips and Dan & Shay will open for Urban. This tour is support of his 2013 album titled "Fuse." Other things that continue to keep him busy is his line of guitars, and the show American Idol. Urban is also married to Nicole Kidman.

Keith Urban was born in New Zealand, but made his way to the seat of country music in America. He called Nashville home for a few years, while crafting his music into an appealing version of country. Don't be fooled, Urban likes to mix it up a bit, and he isn't afraid to add a bit of rock influences to his albums.

Since 2002, Keith Urban has made six albums.  Starting with "Golden Road" which hit number two on the "Hot Country" album charts.  "Be Here" came out in 2004, and three songs on that disk hit the top spot on the country charts. Two years after that, he released "Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing." Once again his efforts earned him accolades, but he failed to bring about a number one hit song.  He nearly won a Grammy for his next album, titled "Defying Gravity," only to be beaten out by a very young Taylor Swift.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Linkin Park Summerfest 2015 | A Day To Remember Opens The Show

Linkin Park Summerfest
Linkin Park is coming to Summerfest! The American “Rap Rockers” from California are supporting their latest album, titled The Hunting Party. The disk is a throwback to their days of harder rock, but takes a bit from their earlier works, such as Meteora. With over 60 million albums sold, you can be sure that the Marcus Amphitheater tickets for this show will be moving fast over this long winter. The show date is set for June 30, 2015.

Is Linkin Park “Nu Metal” or “Rap Rock?” They are a bit of both. The band takes from many established musical styles, and yet they retain a massive audience. One diversion did take place, when they released “Minutes to Midnight.” There are hints of “alternative” music in that effort, as the band toned down the rap, just for one try. That album left Mike Shinoda with little to do, as he’s the designated “rapper” for the band.

Still, the band has a massive following. Consider the fact that they have over one billion page views on Youtube. Chester Bennington came on board three years into the life of the band, but he’s certainly considered to be a member of the family. Mark Wakefield, their former singer left the band before the group made it big.  The band spent years trying to get the attention of Warner Brothers, finally landing a record deal in 1999. They released “Hybrid Theory” in 2000, and that disc managed to sell nearly five million copies in the first year. Three of the songs of that album were also on major Hollywood movies, which certainly helped the cause.

See the band live at the Marcus Amphitheater during Summerfest. Opening for Linkin Park will be A Day To Remember.  Check your local Wisconsin ticket broker for the best Linkin Park seats.