The Who will be coming to Milwaukee in 2015. The band is celebrating their 50th year, buy hitting the road for a massive tour. This current tour will feature Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. Backing up Townshend is his son Simon. On drums, Zak Starky (Ringo Starr’s son,) will represent the “Moon-less” line up. On bass, Pino Palladino takes the place of John Entwistle. It’s an interesting mix of musicians, to be sure. The Who Milwaukee tickets can be found here.
The remaining members are calling this tour “The beginning of a long goodbye.” You may never get the chance to see them perform live again, so why not join a few thousand other fans. The band has lost a few “friends along the way”, but that shouldn’t stop the two surviving members from celebrating with a long road trip. The BMO Harris Bradley Center will be filled to the rafters with Who fans on October 13, 2015. Ticket King can help you find the perfect seats for the show!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Milwaukee Wave announced their 2014-15 regular season schedule earlier this week. The longest running professional indoor soccer franchise in the country, the Wave revealed that they will kick-off their thirtieth season in St. Louis on November 8 against the Ambush. The team's first game of the year at the now-named UW-Milwaukee Panthers Arena won't come until a month later, as they host the Ambush in Milwaukee on December 6.
Along with three decades together, the 2014-15 season also marks the Wave's debut year in the newly formed Major Arena Soccer League. The MASL represents a merging of the former Major Indoor Soccer League and Premier Arena Soccer League, creating the single largest professional indoor soccer league in the Americas, comprising over 20 teams from the United States and Mexico. Familiar foes from the Wave's past in their new league include rivals Baltimore Blast and last year's MISL champions Missouri Comets.
First year head coach Giuliano Oliviero told reporters during the announcement that he is excited to lead the Wave into their inaugural year as part of the MASL. He added that a number of veteran players from last season's playoff team would be returning in 2014, as well as a couple of new faces, including former head coach Keith Tozer's son Alex Tozer.
Milwaukee Wave 2014-15 Regular Season Schedule
8 – @ St. Louis
15 - @ Missouri
22 - @ Detroit
28 - @ St. Louis
29 - @ Chicago
6 – vs. St. Louis 6:05PM
12 - @ Baltimore
13 - @ Baltimore
20 – vs. Tulsa 1:05PM
27 – vs. Detroit 1:05PM
31 – vs. Missouri 3:05PM
3 – vs. Rochester 6:05PM
Monday, September 29, 2014
It’s been 24 years since Pearl Jam first took to the stage. There have been very few lineup changes in that time, so it’s safe to say that this is truly an original version (if you count Matt Cameron’s sixteen year tenure,) of the band. Tickets for Pearl Jam Milwaukee are on sale now. Their tour is titled “Pearl Jam 2014.”
The two shows leading up to the date at the BMO Harris Bradley Center are already sold out. The performance date following Milwaukee is also sold out. It’s safe to say that this event is in high demand. The tour ends with a pair of shows at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.
What can be said about Pearl Jam that hasn’t already been covered? Their first studio album came out in 1991, at the height of the “Grunge” era. That’s right about the time that they lost “drummer number one” to Saturday Night Live’s house band. Matt Chamberlain was out, and he handpicked his replacement in Dave Abbruzzese. Within two years of the album release, the group would find themselves on a huge national tour, and in front of a live audience on television. Their list of albums has now reached number ten, and that one is titled Lightning Bolt. Prior to that release, the band put out “Backspacer,” in 2009.