Usher will headline at Summerfest.
MILWAUKEE – April 22, 2010 – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the tenth performance slated for Summerfest 2010. R&B superstar Usher will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30PM.
Usher started singing in the church choir when he was six years old. At the age of 14 he was spotted at a talent show by a record executive from LaFace Records. The company signed the young singer while he was still in high school. And the rest is history. He has since won five Grammy Awards, four World Music Awards, four American Music Awards, four MTV Awards, two People’s Choice Awards and countless others. He has been ranked one of the best selling artists in American music history and has ranked higher than any other artist of his generation by Billboard Magazine. He was named the most successful singer of the 2000’s. His 2004 album Confessions was ranked as the top solo album of the last decade. His hit list includes: “You Make Me Wanna”, “My Way”, “Slow Jam”, “Twirk It Out” and “U Remind Me”.
On March 30, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond vs. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It features collaborations with will.i.am, Ludacris, Diddy, and T.I., to name a few. It features hit singles “Daddy’s Home”, “Lil Freak” and “OMG”.
In addition to singing and acting, Usher is considered one of the music industry’s most creative dancers. His style is influenced by the rich history of the R&B industry. Usher’s energetic live performances combine his great vocals with his natural ability to dance. Summerfest is excited to have Usher grace the Marcus Amphitheater in 2010.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 1 at 10AM and 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 1.866.448.7849 (“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 Summerfest.com.
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