The BMO Harris Bradley Center announced a slew of big name concerts over the past weeks. The home of the Milwaukee Bucks finished revealing the majority of their fall and winter concert line up this weekend, featuring the likes of Pearl Jam, James Taylor, Hunter Hayes, Fleetwood Mac and many others. The praise -worthy line-up comes in the midst of discussions to replace the aging venue as the Milwaukee Bucks home court as well as the premier entertainment complex in the city. In a release by Steve Costello, the building's president, he admitted that the high-profile slate is an attempt to keep the Bradley Center going strong for the time being, mentioning also the success of the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team, who host their home games at the site.
The effort may be futile, as the NBA has demanded that the Bucks play in a more contemporary stadium by 2017 or face a buy-back option from the league. But, boy, what an effort. In addition to the acts already mentioned, Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ariana Grande, Neil Diamond, and the Who will all come to the downtown venue in the next year. A pair of non-concert events are also planned; Sesame Street Live and Monster Jam 2015.
BMO Harris Bradley Center Fall/Winter Season
Oct. 20 – Pearl Jam
Nov. 4 – James Taylor
Nov. 13 – Hunter Hayes w/ Dan + Shay and The Railers
Nov. 28-30 – Sesame Street Live
Dec. 18-21 – Varekai by Cirque du Soleil
Dec. 29 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jan. 16-17, 2015 – Monster Jam 2015
Feb. 12 – Fleetwood Mac
Feb. 28 – Ariana Grande w/ Rixton
Apr. 9 – Neil Diamond
Oct. 13, 2015 – The Who