MILWAUKEE (June 17, 2019) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance regrets to announce that the concert at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 4 with Megadeth and special guests Papa Roach, Pop Evil, and Badflower has been canceled due to health issues.
The lead singer of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. “It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on - but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90% success rate. Treatment has already begun, said Mustaine.”
Refunds are available from the original point of purchase. Summerfest will not reschedule a show for July 4th in the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Currently, all scheduled Megadeth dates across the country, have also been canceled.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to Dave, his family and crew, at this time. All of us at Summerfest, along with our fans, extend our support and well wishes for a speedy recovery” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
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About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 800,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class ®festival setting. Summerfest 2019 takes place June 26-June 30 and July 2-7, 2019, closed on July 1. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.