Summerfest Announces Fourth Marcus Amphitheater Headliner for 2016
Weezer and Panic! At The Disco will perform at the Marcus Amphitheater on Saturday, July 9
MILWAUKEE (January 15, 2016) – Weezer and Panic! At The Disco announced their 40+ city co-headlining tour in support of their respective new albums Weezer (self-titled) and Death Of A Bachelor. The summer 2016 tour will kick off on June 10 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and continue through major markets like Miami, Dallas, Boston and Chicago before concluding in Irvine, CA’s Irvine Meadows Amphitheater on August 6. Indie-alternative artist Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness will be featured as a special guest on the tour. Tickets on sale beginning January 22 via Weezer.com and PanicAtTheDisco.com.
This also marks the unexpected announcement of Weezer’s self-titled, tenth studio album (referred to as The White Album) which will be released on April 1 via Weezer/Crush Music. Produced by the band and Jake Sinclair, The White Album follows 2014’s critically praised Everything Will Be Alright In The End, and continues that record’s celebrated return to musical form. The first new song available from The White Album (which also features last year’s awesome “Do You Wanna Get High?” and current fast-approaching Top Ten Alternative Radio single “Thank God For Girls”) is a sun-bleached sing-along called “King Of The World.” On this tour, fans can expect lots of new material from The White Album, as well as the much-loved anthems for which Weezer is known like “Buddy Holly,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more.
Death Of A Bachelor is Panic! At The Disco’s fifth studio album that was released today on Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. The record’s first single, “Hallelujah,” has since accumulated more than 20 million streams on Spotify and over 11 million plays on YouTube while the current single, “Victorious,” launched at No. 1 overall on iTunes, iTunes Alternative Songs, and on Billboard + Twitter’s Trending 140 charts just hours after its release while also accumulating over 24 million plays. Musically, the album is a powerhouse full of boisterous anthems with huge choruses, slick production, and compelling samples. In frontman Brendon Urie’s words, the album sounds like Frank Sinatra taught DJs to write rock ‘n roll. The new record is the follow up album to Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! which made a top 2 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its 2013 release. Currently, the band is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut double-platinum album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out.
Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness’ eponymous album has produced the smash single, “Cecilia and the Satellite,” garnering over 12 million Spotify plays and has become a Top 5 hit across both Alternative and AAA radio, Top 10 hit at Hot AC and climbing at Pop. “Cecilia and the Satellite” has found great commercial success having been featured on MTV’s “Real World” and the TV promo for Warner Bros. Pictures’ film PAN. McMahon has performed the single on “CONAN” and on “TODAY.” Aside from his professional successes, McMahon is a survivor of leukemia and founder of the Dear Jack Foundation which advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit young adults diagnosed with cancer.
Tickets for Weezer and Panic! At The Disco’s show go on sale Friday, January 22 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 “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 Weezer and Panic! At The Disco Summerfest presale will run Thursday, January 21 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm CST or until presale inventory has been exhausted.
Weezer and Panic! At The Disco Summer 2016 Tour Dates
* Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only
June 10 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater*
June 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 14 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 15 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
June 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 19 – Daniel Island, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
June 20 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 21 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
June 22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 25 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC
June 26 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 28 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
June 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 01 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 02 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 05 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 06 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 08 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 09 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
July 10 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 13 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater*
July 17 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 19 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 20 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 22 – Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway*
July 23 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove*
July 24 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
July 28 – Burnaby, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
July 29 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park
July 30 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
July 31 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
August 02 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
August 03 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*
August 05 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
August 06 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
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 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.
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