Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials announce the eleventh and final major performer slated for Summerfest 2012. Foo Fighters will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 pm. Support acts will be announced in the near future.
Playing only a small group of select dates in 2012, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will be playing hits spanning the Foo Fighters’ catalogue of multi-platinum arena anthems, including “Rope” and “Walk" from their seventh album, Wasting Light which was released in 2011 and certified gold less than two months after debuting at #1 in a dozen countries. Wasting Light has also generated arguably the best critical notices of the band’s 16-year career.
Foo Fighters first received a Grammy Award for their music video for “Learn to Fly” in 2000 and have won ten others in total, including four for Best Rock Album for There Is Nothing Left To Lose, One by One, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace and Wasting Light. Recently, Foo Fighters were nominated for four 2012 Billboard Music Awards for Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Alternative Album and Top Rock Song.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 25 at 10:00 am and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at www.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 www.Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.
Summerfest 2012 will take place June 27 - July 1 and July 3 - 8, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 2. In 2012, The “World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer event will celebrate its 45th Anniversary. Since 1968, Summerfest has provided unforgettable live music experiences for fans from around the world. Summerfest attracts over 700 bands, including the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites and hosts a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits 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, www.Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.
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