Friday, February 29, 2008

Jonas Brothers announced for Summerfest

The last night of Summerfest, the Jonas Brothers hope to fill the Marcus Amphitheater. I'm not kidding when I say "hope to fill". Can the Jonas Brothers even fill half the venue? Are you freaking kidding me? The Jonas Brothers "perform" at Summerfest, and they aren't at a side stage? What is Summerfest thinking? Yes, they sold out the Rave, but that's what, 4000 tickets? The Marcus Amphitheater seats 23,000. Marcus Amphitheater tickets will be easy to come by on that night. What a poor way to end the Summerfest run.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Van Halen in the spring

I'm still waiting for the spring to come to Milwaukee. Perhaps when it finally does warm up, we won't even remember how crappy this winter was. I suppose that by the time Van Halen comes to the Bradley Center, the snow will be long gone. I will be sitting in the upper level for that show. I have to see Van Halen one time in my life. Especially since I never liked Sammy. David Lee Roth is the man. It's not that Van Halen Tickets were hard to come by. I just want to sit in the upper level to watch the entire scene. It's going to be better than watching the Milwaukee Bucks
play another sloppy game. Put that Bradley Center to good use.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Police in Milwaukee at Marcus Amphitheater

July 25th The Police will perform at The Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee. The face value is pretty high for the good tickets. I don't know if would spend $200 per ticket just to see The Police. Granted, the venue is perfect. The night should be warm, and the Marcus Amp. has a cover, but $200 each?

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Miller Park as a concert venue

I wonder why there aren't any Miller Park stadium shows? Perhaps it could be that there is no musical act that could fill Miller Park. The Police, which were just announced for the Marcus Amphitheater in July had a few stadium shows booked on their current tour. Miller Park as a venue for The Police, in Milwaukee no less, just wouldn't work. I would suppose some Milwaukee Brewers fans would be very upset if Miller Park would be tainted by a show that could possibly destroy the outfield. The world may never know.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bruce Springsteen and the HOG

Do you have your Bruce Springsteen tickets yet? He comes to The Bradley Center on March 17th. If you miss that show, he returns to Milwaukee for the HOG and Harley Davidson reunion in August. Coming off of the worst line up for a Harley event, the Harley reuinion folks hit it out of the park for this coming reunion. Some great bands will be on the Summerfest grounds. But the big show will be Bruce in the park.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rush June 27th at Summerfest

Rush comes back to Milwaukee on June 27th at Summerfest. When rush came through last fall, there was an initial rush to get tickets. Near the end, the fans waited for a bargan before they bought their tickets. This time, one would suspect that there will be a contingent of "been there, done that" fans. It's just too soon for some fans, and who knows how many others will pull the trigger and go since this time the show is during Summerfest itself. I was at Summerfest the night Roger Waters played the Marcus Amphitheater, and the crowd was a mix of stoners and stuck-in-the-70's-for-life zombies. I think Rush brings in a crowd that is smarter.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Summerfest Milwaukee featuring Tom Petty

July 5th, Tom Petty and Steve Winwood will be part of the the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest line up for 2008. Tom petty will be the half time performer during the Superbowl on Sunday as well. He claims that the band will be playing "live" as opposed to the past performers who lip sync the event. Whether Tom Petty plays live at Superbowl 42 or not, he's going to be live at Summerfest on July 5th. Also annunced is Rascal Flatts on June 30th. I hope there is no Rascal fiasco this time.