The Killers and Violent Femmes to Open Fiserv Forum
Cue up all of your “Mr. Brightside” puns, as it was announced today that The Killers and the Violent Femmes would be the first concert at the new Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Complex, breaking in the arena on September 4th. It’s a fitting move to have the Femmes be the first band to play the new arena, and then to fill the arena with a band that headlined Lollapalooza last year.
While the arena will technically be open to the public for the first time with a grand opening ceremony on August 26th, this will be the first event to be held in the new building. Until now, it was believed that comedian Jim Gaffigan, followed by Maroon 5 would be the first shows in the downtown complex. The arena also has a stellar lineup planned with Metallica, Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and more coming to Milwaukee in the building’s first year.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 3rd. You can find out more about the concert via the Milwaukee Bucks website here.
*Edit: The arena is now called Fiserv Forum.