MILWAUKEE (April 28, 2016) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the tenth major show of Summerfest 2016. Blink-182 will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 5 with special guest All Time Low.
Blink-182, the punk pop favorites of a generation, are back with their highly anticipated seventh studio album, California, set for release July 1, 2016 on BMG. Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, Blink-182 has sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. They combine high-energy dynamics with an artistic ambition that transcends any genre. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining Blink-182 as a singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with Blink-182 in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival: “It was the best they’ve sounded in over a decade,” the OC Weekly raved about the band’s set. The band recently premiered their brand new single, "Bored To Death,” the first release written with Skiba.
Joining Blink 182 at their Marcus Amphitheater performance is special guest All Time Low. Since bursting onto the scene in 2003 with their debut album The Party Scene, All Time Low has released five studio albums, toured with major names in pop punk and rock and become known for their rowdy live performances.
Tickets for Blink-182's show go on sale Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 AM CDT and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.
Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” presales before tickets go on sale to the general public when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com, “Like” Summerfest on Facebook or follow Summerfest on Twitter. The Blink-182 presale will run Thursday, May 5 from 10:00 am – 10:00 PM CDT or until presale inventory has been exhausted.
Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.