Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Add Second Summerfest Show.
MILWAUKEE – March 2, 2010 – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce a second concert date has been added to feature Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers along with special guest ZZ Top. Now, the acts will perform at the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th at 7:30pm. These two legendary bands will only perform together on the same bill this summer in one market – Milwaukee.
This spring Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will release their twelfth studio album, Mojo. Every online ticket to their Marcus Amphitheater show comes with a download of the entire album delivered on its spring release date, preceded by two advance tracks from Mojo (“First Flash Of Freedom” and “Good Enough”) delivered via email upon purchasing the ticket online. Fans who purchase tickets online and download Mojo will also receive a selection of live tracks recorded during Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 2010 Tour at the end of the summer.
Opening for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers is ZZ Top. ZZ Top’s 40 year career has produced hits like “Tush,” “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Loving,” “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man” to name a few. One of ZZ Top's greatest strengths is their consistently high-standard live presentation and performances. One of rock's maverick attractions, Gibbons, Hill and Beard have retained their eccentric, colorful image, dark glasses and Stetson hats, complete with an almost casual musical dexterity that has won over hardened cynics and carping critics.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 6th at 10am for both concert dates. All tickets include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.800.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print bar coded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.
Summerfest 2010 will take place June 24 – July 4 from noon until midnight daily. The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details visit www.Summerfest.com