February 27, 2009


MILWAUKEE – February 27, 2009 – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials are excited to announce the fourth show slated for Summerfest 2009.  Bon Jovi will kick off Summerfest 2009 when they bring the #1 tour in the world back to the Marcus Amphitheater on opening night, Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 pm.  During Summerfest 2007, Bon Jovi played to a record-breaking sold-out crowd of 22,771 fans at the Marcus Amphitheater.  This will be the band’s third Summerfest Marcus Amphitheater performance in this decade, following their debut at the festival in 1985 at the Rock Stage.

Bon Jovi has set the bar for more than two decades as one of the most successful rock bands in the world.  Globally, they have sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,500 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 32 million fans.  Their latest album, 2007’s Nashville-inspired Lost Highway debuted at #1 around the world and includes the hit songs “Lost Highway” and “(You Want To) Make a Memory.”  The band’s 2005 album Have A Nice Day featured the Grammy-Award winning single “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” and fueled one of the top-selling tours of 2005.  For more info on Bon Jovi visit www.bonjovi.com.

Jon Bon Jovi partnered with Hard Rock International in January 2008 on a limited edition T-shirt benefitting The Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the lives of those in need “one Soul at a time.”  The Signature Series T-Shirt is available for purchase at www.hardrock.com/promo/sig26.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 7 at Noon and will be available for $97.00 (Red), $87.00 (Yellow), $67.00 (bench) and $42.00 (lawn).  All prices include Summerfest admission.  Tickets can be purchased at the Marcus Amphitheater Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, 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 bar coded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

Summerfest 2009 will take place June 25 – July 5 from noon until midnight daily.  The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, along with emerging talent and local favorites.  The Marcus Amphitheater, 10 additional stages, diverse selection of food and beverages, marketplaces and interactive exhibits are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrop, creating a festival experience like no other.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.  For more details visit Summerfest.com.

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