Summerfest has announced that Maroon 5 will headline the newly revamped American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Meghan Trainor will open.
The Grammy-winning group fronted by Adam Levine will return to Milwaukee as part of the North American tour in support of its third studio record, "Treat Myself," due out on Jan. 31.
The first single from that record, "Memories," has already reached the Billboard Top 40. It is Maroon 5's first new music since the hit, "Girls Like You."
Tickets for the Milwaukee show go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 13, with pre-sales beginning on Monday, Dec. 9.
We're still waiting for Summerfest to begin announcing headliners for the 2020 festival. Last month, VP of entertainment Bob Babisch said some have already been booked and others are close. Announcements, he said, could begin coming before the end of the year.
The American Family Insurance Amphitheater is currently undergoing a second phase of improvements, due to be completed in time for the 2020 Big Gig.
Maroon 5 has performed here eight times since 2003.
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.