Summerfest has added 16-year-old Canadian R&B-tinged pop sensation Justin Bieber to its Marcus Amphitheater lineup.
Bieber headlines the Marcus on Sunday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 27 at noon -- and include Summerfest admission -- at the Marcus Amphitheater box office and via Ticketmaster. Patrons may also utilize "ticketfast" at Ticketmaster.com to print bar coded concert tickets from home. Fan club and V.I.P. pre-sale opportunities will be available through Ticketmaster.com beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 18.
Bieber's debut disc for Island Records, "My World," contains the hits "One Time," "Baby," "First Dance," featuring Usher, "Down to Earth" and "Bigger."
Sean Kingston will open the show.
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 an episode of TV's "Party of Five," 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 can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.