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TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS TO HEADLINE THE MARCUS AMPHITHEATER DURING SUMMERFEST 2013
MILWAUKEE (February 28, 2013) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the fifth major show slated for Summerfest 2013. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 28. This performance will be the band’s thirteenth headlining appearance at the Marcus Amphitheater since 1989.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers belong to a special class of artists - a class comprised of those few acts that have sustained decades-long careers despite the restlessness of popular music’s audience.
They have scored hits in five different decades such as “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “The Waiting,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” And they have sold tens of millions of records along the way. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during their first year of eligibility and have garnered accolades and awards too many to mention. Through it all, their uncompromising integrity has never wavered while their concert tours have become things of legend.
Tom Petty has said the Heartbreakers are first a live band. Critics have said they are one of the few great live rock 'n roll bands still playing today. The audience spoke loudest of all in 2010 when Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' last major North American tour was their most successful, attended by more people then ever before.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8 at 11:00 am and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, 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” Pre-sales 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 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Pre-sale will run Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm CST or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted.
The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Highway Companions Club pre-sale will run Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00 am – Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 pm CST or until pre-sale inventory has been exhausted. Premium Ticket Packages which include premium seating and exclusive merchandise will also be available for this show via Ticketmaster.com
Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 - 30 and July 2 - 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday,
July 1. 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 900,000 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.
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