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Summerfest Announces Zac Brown Band to Headline the Marcus Amphitheater on July 1

Zac Brown Band Announces 40+ Date "WELCOME HOME" 2017 North American Tour

By - Jan 13th, 2017 11:49 am

MILWAUKEE (January 13, 2017) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce that Zac Brown Band will play Summerfest’s 50th on July 1.  Zac Brown Band will kick off their 2017 headlining North American concert tour on May 12 in their hometown at Atlanta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. The 40+ date tour sees the band returning to stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide including Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field, Coors Field, Gorge Amphitheatre, the Marcus Amphitheater for Summerfest’s 50th and Camden’s BB&T Pavilion where last year they broke the record for the best-attended show in the venue’s 22-year history. “We’re looking forward to heading back on the road in 2017 and sharing some new songs with our fans,” Brown said.

Rolling Stone has said that the band’s live show “reaches far behind the boundaries of country music, roping in everything from Metallica covers to EDM-inspired light displays.” The band’s 2016 “BLACK OUT THE SUN” US concert tour received widespread acclaim with reviewers calling it “a rollicking…musical odyssey” and ”a dazzling… explosive performance” with “musical brilliance and craft.”

2016 was a record-breaking year for the multi-platinum artists. In addition to breaking attendance records at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion, the band made Fenway Park history with the most tickets sold at a single concert, the most tickets sold over two nights of concerts by the same artist and the first band to sell-out seven consecutive shows over three years at the ballpark. Other milestones included the band’s debut album ‘The Foundation’ being certified 5X platinum and a career-spanning exhibition entitled “Homegrown: Zac Brown Band” that explored Zac Brown Band’s rise to fame at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Watch “BLACK OUT THE SUN” Tour Highlights:

http://www.zacbrownband.com/videos?ma_id=2046&mc_id=597

Zac Brown Band will also perform at their Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston, SC on Saturday and Sunday May 20 and May 21. The groundbreaking, premier Americana event and one-of-a-kind festival will feature some of the most impressive music acts and artisan food earning the fest its long-running title of Charleston City Paper’s reader-voted “Best Music Concert.”

The band is currently in the studio recording a new album that returns to their roots entitled ‘WELCOME HOME,’ out May 12th. Every online ticket order includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of the new album ‘WELCOME HOME’.

ABOUT ZAC BROWN BAND:

Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. Their latest platinum-certified album ‘JEKYLL + HYDE,’ out now on Southern Ground Artists/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records, marks the band’s third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their four platinum-selling albums, ‘JEKYLL + HYDE,’ ‘Uncaged,’ ‘You Get What You Give,’ and ‘The Foundation,’ and their 2013 project ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1,’ the band has sold over eight million albums to date. The band has earned a historic series of fifteen #1 hit radio singles and became only the second artist to top both the country and active rock formats. “Homegrown”, the band’s first single off of ‘JEKYLL + HYDE,’ earned the title of the “No. 1 most-heard song of 2015” according to Mediabase.

Zac Brown Band is: Zac Brown (vocals/guitar), Jimmy De Martini (vocals/violin/guitar), John Driskell Hopkins (vocals/guitar/banjo/ukulele), Coy Bowles (vocals/keys/guitar), Clay Cook (vocals/guitar/keys), Chris Fryar (drums), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass).

Zac Brown Band is managed by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based artist and brand management company. The band is also represented by CAA, public relations firm Shore Fire Media and strategic digital marketing agency Girlilla Marketing. Additional information can be found at ZacBrownBand.com.

Tickets for Zac Brown Band on July 1 go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10:00 AM CST 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 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 Summerfest presale for Zac Brown Band will run Thursday, January 19 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM CST or until presale inventory has been exhausted. 

Summerfest 2017 – the festival’s 50th edition – will take place June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3.  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, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world 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.

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