Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced on Thursday that Keith Urban along with Phillip Phillips and special guest Dan + Shay will headline a Summerfest concert this year.
The performers, who will take the stage at the Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, June 26, are the third major festival act to be announced.
Urban, an iconic country star, released his seventh studio album “FUSE” in September 2013. That album was his fourth #1 album, and Urban hit unprecedented success when he became the first male country artist to debut atop the all-genre charts in the United States, Canada and Australia, according to Milwaukee World Festival officials. Top songs on the album include “Little Bit of Everything” and “We Were Us,” which Urban collaborated on with fellow country artist Miranda Lambert.
The success of “FUSE” also extended Urban’s designation as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s country Airplay Chart – a designation he first claimed in August 2000.
Urban, who has also served as an “American Idol” judge and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, is a four-time Grammy Award winner, a People’s Choice Award winner, an American Music Award winner and an 11-time winner within the Academy of Country Music Awards. Of all his songs, he has had 17 #1 hits.
Phillips, a singer and songwriter famous for winning season 11 of “American Idol,” has toured the globe playing his light rock-and-roll style. With two albums under his belt, he has performed with Matchbox Twenty, John Mayer and Bruce Springsteen.
Performers Dan + Shay are up-and-comers in the national music scene. The duo released their first album, “Where It All Began,” last April and have since toured with country stars Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton as well as led their own tour.
Tickets for the artists’ June 26 show will go on sale on Friday, Feb. 6, at noon. Patrons who purchase tickets will be automatically admitted into Summerfest’s 2015 festival, which will run from June 24 through June 28 and June 30 through July 5.
Summerfest is held each year at Henry Maier Festival Park, located at 200 N. Harbor Dr. in Milwaukee. For more information on the festival, visit www.summerfest.com.