Taking a break from announcing more country and/or Dave Matthews headliners, Summerfest today announced that electronic duo ODESZA will headline the 2023 Big Gig on Friday, June 30. ODESZA, which released its fourth studio album, The Last Goodbye, last summer, will play the American Family Insurance Amphitheater along with Bonobo (DJ set), DRAMA, and QRTR & OLAN.
Tickets to ODESZA’s Summerfest show (the group’s first) will go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com and the Summerfest Box Office. Tickets include admission to Summerfest the day of the show.
Summerfest 2023 will once again take place over three consecutive Thursday-Saturday blocks: June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8. Additional headliners like Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, James Taylor and Sheryl Crow, and Eric Church have already been announced.
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— ODESZA (@odesza) January 31, 2023
Here’s the full ODESZA press release:
MILWAUKEE, WI (January 31, 2023) – JUST ANNOUNCED – ODESZA will headline Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance on June 30, 2023 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Joining ODESZA will be Bonobo (DJ set), DRAMA, QRTR & OLAN.
This will be the first time the electronic duo ODESZA has performed at Summerfest, which is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.
TICKETS: Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, as well as in person at the Summerfest Box Office, and include admission to Summerfest the day of the show.
ODESZA returned with their fourth studio album, ‘The Last Goodbye’, released July 22, 2022. Symphonic, vast, and emotionally stirring, ‘The Last Goodbye’ is the duo’s most ambitious album to date. A project rife with brightness and emotion, nostalgic yet rooted in the present, it serves as a sweeping sonic experience that speaks to themes of connection, reminiscence, and the impact we impart on one another. It’s a vivid celebration of the people and moments that have left fingerprints on our existence, echoing throughout the record. The album features Bettye LaVette on the title track, in addition to collabs with The Knocks, Ólafur Arnalds, Julianna Barwick, Izzy Bizu, Charlie Houston, Låpsley, & MARO. As ODESZA, this is Harrison Mills’ and Clayton Knight’s most personal record yet, recognized with a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the forthcoming 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards. It’s a brilliant collection which looks to interweave the past and the present in a euphoric way.
With over 5 billion total streams, ODESZA have masterfully reemerged to remind the world what has made Mills and Knight cornerstones of the modern electronic landscape. Their last album, ‘A Moment Apart’, which featured Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, RY X among others, was not only a commercial success (going gold and debuting at no. 3 on the Billboard 200), but it also earned praise from the likes of NPR, Rolling Stone, Billboard and more.
ODESZA has cultivated a diehard fanbase of massive proportions: known for their groundbreaking, awe- inspiring and immersive live performance. ODESZA spent the summer of 2022 touring North America, with 450k+ tickets sold, which included three sold nights in their hometown Seattle, and two sold nights runs in LA, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco for 22,000 people a night. They also have had headline performances at the likes of Coachella, Lollapalooza and more, as well as performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, and launched their own music festival SUNDARA in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Located in downtown Milwaukee, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is one of the most iconic celebrations of music in America, hosting the industry’s biggest acts for an unforgettable live music experience. Since its inception in 1968, Summerfest continues to distinguish itself as a premier national music festival and has developed an unrivaled reputation, consistently featuring hundreds of performances across 12 stages, throughout the 75-acre festival grounds along Lake Michigan. The 2023 edition takes place over three weekends (Thursdays – Saturdays) June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8, 2023. For the latest information, visit Summerfest.com, or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok: @Summerfest.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., producer of Summerfest, continues to fulfill its nonprofit mission of bringing the community together and providing a showcase for performing arts, activities, and recreation to the public, through music and special events.
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