By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 10, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Much like Madonna in her heyday 30 years ago, even folks who might not adore Lady Gaga's music might find her performances riveting. The concerts are spectacles that demand attention.

We'll get a chance to witness that spectacle when Gaga plays the Marcus Amphitheater during Summerfest 2014 on Thursday, June 26. This is the first show announced by Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., for the 2014 Big Gig.

The stop is part of Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, which already has been selling out nearly as quickly as tickets go on sale. Shows in Los Angeles, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton went on sale this weekend and tickets for them are already gone.

So, you'll have to get savvy to get tickets to the Milwaukee show. They go on sale Monday, Dec. 16 at noon at the Summerfest box office and via Ticketmaster outlets, telephone – (800) 745-3000 (live agent) or (866) 448-7849 (automated)– and website.

Members of Gaga's will get the first shot at tickets, from today through Thursday, Dec. 12. They're limited to four tickets per member.

Good luck Gagaists!

While you wait, read our review of Lady Gaga's new record, "Artpop," here.


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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.