By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 12, 2021 at 9:43 AM

The 2022 summer concert season looks to kick off with a bang in as AJR – whose song “Bang!” has been a massive hit – is slated to perform at the BMO Harris Pavilion on Saturday, June 4.

The New York group’s 27-date “The OK Orchestra Tour” kicks off on April 28 in Dallas and wraps up June 21 in Phoenix.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at

AJR – brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met – recently released its fourth LP, “OK Orchestra” – hence the name of the tour – debuted in the top slot on Billboard’s Alternative and Rock charts. That’s a feat the band also accomplished with its last record.

Unless you never switch on the radio, you’ve surely heard the group’s “Bang!,” and latest single is “Way Less Sad,” which you can hear in a new ESPN Sunday Night Baseball spot:

Recently, AJR was nominated for a pair of 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards: Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and Alternative Rock Song of the Year for “BANG!”

You can catch the band on Wednesday, April 14 on "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.