Paul McCartney to headline Summerfest at the Marcus Amphitheater

MILWAUKEE -- Paul McCartney has confirmed that his brand new One On One tour will visit Milwaukee.

On July 8th, Paul will return to Milwaukee to the Marcus Amphitheater to headline Summerfest.

Paul’s debut appearance at the annual event, Summerfest will also mark Paul’s first performance in Milwaukee since the July 16th, 2013 performance at Miller Park that drew a capacity crowd and unanimous critical raves.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalogue in popular music, spanning Paul's entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: nearly three hours’ worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul's band of the last 10+ years – Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets for Paul McCartney go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10:00 a.m. CDT and include Summerfest admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at 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 to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

There are several ways to purchase tickets and VIP Packages before tickets go on sale to the general public.  The SLO presale will run on on Monday, April 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. CDT through Thursday, April 14 at 10 p.m. CDT.

American Express® Card Members in Milwaukee can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 12th at 10 a.m. CDT through Thursday, April 14th at 10 p.m. CDT.

Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” presales when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at

The Summerfest Paul McCartney presale will run Thursday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. CDT or until presale inventory has been exhausted.

Keep checking for further announcements.

Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4.