Summerfest has announced that Imagine Dragons will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the opening day of the festival, Wednesday, June 27.
An opening act will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the opening night show go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at noon at Summerfest.com and Ticketmaster.com and include admission to Summerfest.
Imagine Dragons’ most recent Summerfest show was at the Miller Lite Oasis in 2013, but the band has been back to Milwaukee since, playing at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in 2015 and '16.
When the band made its Milwaukee debut at the Big Gig in 2012, it was love at first sight.
Imagine Dragons’ most recent record is 2017’s "Evolve," the group’s third.
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 OnMilwaukee.com 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.