Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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

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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.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Florida Georgia Line To Perform at Summerfest 2015 on June 24

The "Bro Country" balladeers of Florida Georgia Line will hit the Marcus Amphitheater stage at Summerfest 2015 on June 24. This is the first of many Summerfest concert announcements. Riding that rocket of popularity, after their song "Cruise" hit the top of the charts, the band hopes to fill the venue to the rafters. Opening for the group will be Thomas Rhett, and Frankie Ballard.  Tickets to the event are available after 11/6/14.

Florida Georgia Line penned just six songs before getting picked up by Big Mountain Music. The group released a five song EP on Big Mountain, and that's where people found the song Cruise. The pair met during college, and hit it off right off the bat. Four years back the band used the talents of Wesley Walker to get the ball rolling.

Republic Nashville decided to take a shot on the guys, and released "Here's To Good Times." That was just two short years ago. "Cruise" has hit number one, and also been remixed by none other than Nelly. For six months, the song got tons of airplay. The accompanying video features all the right things for fans of "Bro Country." It makes reference to trucks, water, booze, and women. It seems that the formula for that type of music isn't hard to follow. All they want is for you to have a good time. It's working for Florida Georgia Line.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Jason Aldean Summerfest Headline Act June 29 | Summerfest 2013

Jason Aldean Summerfest 2013
Country star Jason Aldean will headline the Summerfest Amphitheater on June 29th. The Georgia native returns to the event for the first time since 2011, when he debuted on the amphitheater circuit to wide acclaim. Now, two years later, Aldean has become one of the most touted talents in country music, winning nearly 20 individual awards since his first solo-album release in 2005.

Self-titled, his album that year earned him a Best New Male Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music and went certified platinum. Another two albums over the following four years also managed platinum status, a third went double-platinum, and his most recent venture, Night Train, is on-pace to sell a comparable number of copies.

Aldean’s Summerfest act precedes a performance at Wrigley Field on July 20th. Both shows will be part of his 2013 Night Train Tour, his 10th tour as a solo-artist. Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will be featured at the Summerfest performance, joining Aldean in playing a selection of hit-titles.

The show is also part of the extensive line-up of country acts coming to Milwaukee this year. Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney were both in the city in May, Underwood playing the BMO Harris Bradley Center while Chesney was at Miller Park. Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan will also headline the Amphitheater at Summerfest in 2013, and Blake Shelton will be at the Bradley Center in September.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summerfest Free Stage Headline Shows 2014

Summerfest 2014 Side Stage Shows
For many fans of Summerfest, the focus is on the headline acts at the Marcus Amphitheater. That's understandable, seeing that they are usually the biggest names.  This year is possibly the biggest of the big.
Of the ten day festival, some of the headliners are sold out. Bruno Mars, Zac Brown, and Dave Matthews. By the time mid June rolls around, Lady Gaga might also sell out. What's a person to do when the Marcus Amp. is not an option? The side stage headliners are the cure to what ails you!  Here are some of the biggest "free stage" acts coming to Summerfest this year.

BMO Harris Pavilion Headline Show Highlights

  • Cheap Trick
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • .38 Special
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Kook and the Gang
  • Thompson Square

Briggs and Stratton Stage

  • Buddy Rich Band
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Crowder
Miller Light Oasis Stage

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Ludacris
  • The Fray
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Timeflies
  • Girl Talk
We'll post more of the side stage shows next week.  Keep in mind that parking and traffic heading out of Summerfest can be a nightmare.  Consider using the Freeway Flyer for transportation, and don't drink and drive.