By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 02, 2011 at 8:17 AM

British pop star Natasha Bedingfield will play a lower level show at The Pabst with opener Kate Voegele, Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.

And, get your calendars out because the Pabst folks also announced today that Midwestern comedian Jim Gaffigan will continue his tradition of closing out the year in Milwaukee. He will perform at the The Pabst on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 30 and 31.

Bedingfield has a new record out. "Strip Me" is her second set of uptempo, R&B-laced pop. It follows her mega-selling 2008 disc, "Pocketful of Sunshine."

"I'm so excited and ready to go back on tour in the U.S. to celebrate this new album," said Bedingfield. "I always find inspiration in performing for my fans. There's just something about being on the road and singing my songs live that is refreshing. It reminds me of why this is what I absolutely love."

Tickets are $20 and go on sale Friday, May 6 at noon.

Gaffigan, meanwhile, is starring in, "That Championship Season," his first Broadway production. Also starring are Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Chris Noth and Brian Cox.

Tickets are $55 for the 7 p.m. show on Friday and $55 and $85 for the 10:30 p.m. New Year's Eve gig.