Milwaukee concerts in 2022 will have a full calendar year of performances

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It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like we’re finally going to have a full calendar year of concerts.

The last time this happened was in 2019, when Milwaukee recorded the most arena, amphitheater and stadium concerts in the city’s history. This was in large part thanks to the Milwaukee Bucks’ Fiserv Forum, which hosted 32 concerts in its first full calendar year of operation, far surpassing the list of annual concerts of any arena in the city’s history.

On top of that, there were shows in 2019 at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park (now American Family Field), the Alpine Valley Music Theater, the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. . But the live music industry closed on the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Venues in Milwaukee didn’t start hosting shows again until last July.

Business has been a bit chaotic since then, but there are signs of optimism. The American Family Insurance Amphitheater, which reopened after undergoing a $ 51.3 million renovation, hosted 18 concerts in 2021 – the most in a single year since 2004, and enough to make it the 12th most profitable amphitheater in the world for the year, according to a publication specializing in Pollstar concerts.

Based on box office returns in 2021, Pollstar predicts that the Top 100 tours in 2022 will collectively gross $ 5.63 billion and collectively sell around 65 million tickets, a 12% jump from 2019.

Of course, we are not yet past the pandemic, and other shows have been postponed and canceled in recent weeks. But as long as the vaccines continue to be effective, the gigs will continue, and it’s clear there will be some major artists keen to make up for lost time with the Milwaukee shutdowns.

Be sure to check this list regularly throughout 2021 for up-to-date information. We’ll also be adding links to our reviews for many of these shows.

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Kane Brown is headlining the first Milwaukee arena concert in 2022, at the Fiserv Forum on January 20.

January

Tyler, The Creator arrives at the Fiserv Forum on February 24.  Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown are on the bill.

February

Journey performs at the Fiserv Forum on March 12 with the opening of Billy Idol.

March

Elton John returns to Milwaukee for his last concert on April 2.

April

Kenny Chesney returns to the Milwaukee Brewers Stadium on May 14, as part of a tour originally announced for 2020. Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and Carly Pearce are on the line.

Can

Justin Bieber will close his North American tour at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater for Summerfest on June 24.

June

A reunited Mötley Crüe has finally brought a tour originally scheduled for 2020 to American Family Field on July 17.  Def Leppard co-titles, with Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts starring.

July

Jack white "Guided tour of supply chain issues" stops at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on August 16.

August

Contact Piet at (414) 223-5162 or plevy@journalsentinel.com. Follow him on Twitter at @pietlevy or Facebook on facebook.com/PietLevyMJS.

Piet also talks about concerts, local music and more on “TAP’d In” with Evan Rytlewski. Listen to it at 8 p.m. Thursdays on WYMS-FM (88.9) or wherever you get your podcasts.



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