Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Bon Iver at the Riverside on July 23rd is turning out to be the hot ticket of the Summer. Today was the presale for Bon Iver tickets and all of the released tickets were sold out. The rest of the tickets go on sale on Friday and I'm sure they will sell out right away. Local Milwaukeeans have been tweeting their excitement over scoring these highly-coveted tickets. I'm hoping to snag some tickets to this show, too. I'm a big Bon Iver fan, but have never seen them perform. I did see Justin Vernon perform with Gayngs, another project he's involved in, and it was one of the best concerts I've seen in awhile (well, besides The National and Arcade Fire, but that's a completely different story). Lead singer Vernon hails from Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Bon Iver recorded their highly acclaimed debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago in a cabin in northern Wisconsin. The band will be releasing a follow up to For Emma, Forever Ago in June, just in time for the show.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Kid Rock with opening act Sheryl Crow are the latest acts to be added to the Summerfest lineup at the Marcus Amphitheater. Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow will perform on July 3rd. It's interesting that Sheryl Crow will be playing at the Marcus Amphitheater this year as she has performed in recent years on Summerfest's side stages. Kid Rock's Summerfest show is a part of his Born Free tour, which promotes his album of the same name. Sheryl Crow's latest album, 100 Miles from Memphis, was released in 2010 and is more soulful than some of her other albums. Although this concert isn't exactly on my list of must-see concerts this summer, I do think it is worth mentioning. Summerfest definitely tries to appeal to all different crowds of music fans and this show is a perfect example of that fact.