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02.26.2014 | | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Cue the Drudge siren, because Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a show that seemed all but impossible just months ago: The legendary Southern rap duo Outkast will headline the stage on Sunday, June 29. After resisting a reunion for years, André 3000 finally consented this year, revealing that him and Big Boi would headline Coachella and as many as 40 other festivals this sum...
02.24.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a two-fer: Fall Out Boy and Paramore will co-headline the stage on Saturday, July 5 as part of their "Monumentour," the festival announced today. Both emo acts are coming off of 2013 albums that dabbled with Top 40 sounds: Fall Out Boy's snarky comeback record Save Rock and Roll, and Paramore's peppy, packed self-titled album, quite possibly ...
02.12.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Contemporary country is woefully short on proud progressives. Though Brad Paisley doesn’t try to fill the void, he happily spoke for the more open-minded contingent of country audiences on his bright-eyed 2009 album American Saturday Night, which looked beyond pickup trucks and small-town values to celebrate American marvels that his country peers sometimes ignore, including multiculturalism, ma...
01.28.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Hair metal may not die, but it does consider retiring. After more than 30 tumultuous, off-and-on years together, Mötley Crüe are calling it quits following a final just-announced tour, which includes a performance at Summerfest’s Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 4 with opener Alice Cooper.And how do fans know this is really a final tour, and not one of those fake farewell tours? According t...
01.15.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater schedule is filling in quickly. After the recent Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band announcements, today the festival revealed its opening-night headliner: pop singer and fedora icon Bruno Mars, who will be coming off of the biggest performance of his career at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Mars will headline the stage on Wednesday, June 25 with opener A...
01.14.2014 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Good news for Dave Matthews fans who don't like the drive to Alpine Valley: The Dave Matthews Band will headline Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater, the venue announced this morning. The group will play Wednesday, July 2 as part of its "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" tour, which will feature two nightly sets that will feature the band winding "through numerous configurations—from ...
01.10.2014 | | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Last month Summerfest broke from its unofficial tradition of announcing country acts as the festival's first Marcus Amphitheater headliner each year when it announced Lady Gage will  headline the stage, but fear not, country fans: There's certain to be plenty of the stuff at Summerfest this year. And now the festival has revealed its first major country headliner: the Zac Brown Band, who will...
12.10.2013 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest has announced its first 2014 Marcus Amphitheater headliner: Lady Gaga. The pop provocateur's latest album Artpop hasn't been a smash quite on the scale of her previous albums, The Fame Monster and Born This Way, but it still debuted at number one on the charts last month, and has yielded the moderate hits "Applause" and "Do What U Want." The singer will be looking to juice album sales n...
11.27.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest hasn't officially announced any 2014 headliners yet, but it looks like they've booked at least one Marcus Amphitheater act already: Prince will play the venue on Saturday, June 28 as part of a seven-week North America tour that summer, Billboard is reporting. The Purple One has been busy, lately, playing scattered gigs (and throwing parties as his Minneapolis mansion), while continuing ...
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