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Summerfest Announces Final Marcus Amphitheather Headliner for 2016

Pitbull will play the Marcus Amphitheater on June 30 with Special Guest Prince Royce

By - May 10th, 2016 05:00 am

MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2016) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the final major show of Summerfest 2016.  Pitbull will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, June 30 with special guest Prince Royce.  

Global superstar and GRAMMY Award®-winning artist, Pitbull, will launch a massive North American tour this summer with Latin megastar, singer-songwriter, Prince Royce. THE BAD MAN TOUR will kick-off on Thursday, June 30 in Milwaukee at Summerfest.  It will also visit cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, San Diego, Houston, Washington, D.C. and more. For all of the latest news and updates on the tour, visit www.thebadmantour.com.

Armando Christian Perez – globally known as Pitbull – is everywhere. From landing # 1 hits in over 15 countries, 8 billion YouTube/VEVO views, more than a billion Spotify plays, 70 million single sales, and 6 million album sales, Pitbull does not stop. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy-winning international superstar, visionary entrepreneur, fashion maven, and successful actor. His social media presence speaks to nearly 90 million people daily, matching some television networks. Also known as “Mr. 305” and “Mr. Worldwide,” he is as ubiquitous as Google or Microsoft, while preparing to release his tenth full-length album, 2016’s Climate Change. Outside of entertainment, Pitbull is making history in the business world. Whether it’s his Voli Vodka, fragrance line “Pitbull,” strategic alliance with Playboy Enterprises, or the partnerships with brands from Bud Light, Kodak, and Dr. Pepper to Dodge and Norwegian Cruise Lines, his influence has catapulted. He has his own Sirius XM Radio station, Pitbull’s Globalization, and his production company, Honey, I’m Home. Pitbull also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a wax figure in Madame Tussauds in Orlando, serves as an ambassador for Visit Florida and received a key to the city of Miami.

In the past five years, multi-platinum award-winning Latin superstar Prince Royce has scored 12 # 1 Latin hits, 20 Latin Billboard Awards, 18 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, 19 Premios Juventud (Youth Choice) Awards, and earned 8 Latin Grammy nominations. Royce has a massive fan base with over 1 billion streams online, 33.5 million followers on Facebook, 5.2 million on Twitter and 4.8 million on Instagram. He has sold out the most prestigious venues in Latin America, as well as concerts throughout the U.S. including Radio City Music Hall, The Nokia Theater and the Theater at Madison Square Garden. At the age of 22 he was honored with a Latin Billboard Award for Composer of the Year, becoming the youngest artist to garner the award. In November 2014, he released the electro-pop/R&B banger “Stuck on a Feeling,” featuring Snoop Dogg, followed by the May 2015 release of the dancehall-flavored “Back It Up” (featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez) – two tracks from his first English-language album, Double Vision. This year, he releases his highly anticipated fourth Spanish-language album which promises to be a huge success. The first single off the upcoming album “Culpa Al Corazón” reached #1 on Billboard’s Latin Songs (across all Latin genres), Latin Pop and Tropical Charts. Recently, Royce co-starred as Peter in the Fox live musical broadcast of “The Passion” and is part of the cast of the next season of Hulu’s “East Los High” due out July 2016.

Tickets for Pitbull’s show go on sale Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 AM CDT and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, 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.

Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” presales before tickets go on sale to the general public when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter.  The Pitbull presale will run Thursday, May 12 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM CDT or until presale inventory has been exhausted. 

Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4.  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 850,000 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 or download the 2016 Summerfest App.

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