MILWAUKEE (January 29, 2015) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the third major show slated for the 2015 festival: Keith Urban with Phillip Phillips and special guest Dan + Shay at the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 26.
In September 2013, Keith Urban released his seventh studio album FUSE. His fourth #1 album, it marked the first time that a male Country artist has debuted atop the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia. FUSE's first single, "Little Bit of Everything" took the top spot on the Country Singles Chart, as did "We Were Us," featuring Miranda Lambert, which gave Urban a streak of five consecutive #1 songs (dating back to 2011's "Without You"). In fact, with the release of FUSE's fourth single "Somewhere In My Car," his third #1 from the album, Keith extended his lead as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart, a streak which started in August of 2000.
He was the first Country artist to be named an American Idol judge, a role he continues as the show enters its fourteenth season. He is a four-time GRAMMY® Award winner who has also won a People's Choice, American Music Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe. He's won eleven Academy of Country Music Awards and has had 17 #1 songs and five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums. In 2012 he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Singer/guitarist Phillip Phillips kept up with songwriting practice while touring the U.S. and beyond all throughout last year. His lifelong passion for rugged, rootsy rock-and-roll music remains in his sophomore album Behind The Light along with a more ambitious and refined sensibility. The former American Idol Season 11 Winner began honing his guitar skills at age 14 and recently sharpened them by joining Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer on tour and sharing a stage with Bruce Springsteen.
Newcomers Dan + Shay released their first single "19 You + Me" in late 2013 and followed it up with the release of their debut album Where It All Began in April 2014. Since then, the duo has toured with Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton, most recently heading out on the road by themselves to play dates across the country.
Tickets for Keith Urban's show on June 26 go on sale Friday, February 6 at Noon CST and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases. .
PLEASE NOTE: To purchase Marcus Amphitheater tickets in person at the Summerfest Box Office on the day of the on sale, patrons must visit the temporary location at the Mid Gate on the corner of Harbor Drive and Chicago Street. Parking will be available across the street.
A “Stay Connected” Pre-sale will be available prior to tickets going on sale to the general public for fans that subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com or connect with Summerfest on Facebook and Twitter. The pre-sale for Keith Urban will run Thursday, February 5 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm CST or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted.
Summerfest 2015 will take place June 24 - 28 and June 30 – July 5 from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, June 29. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.