AJR cancels Summerfest shows; Yung Gravy to fill Amp slot July 6
Updated: 7:23 p.m. July 2, 2023
A lot of bands — the functional ones anyway — call themselves a family. That’s literally true for AJR, the trio comprising the brothers Metzger: Adam, Jack and Ryan. Understandably, the group decided to put that family first when they received some difficult news this week and called off both their amphitheater shows at Summerfest, headlining July 6 and supporting Imagine Dragons on July 8.
For its part, the festival released a simple and supportive statement:
We love you AJR. We’re thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
The AJR show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 6 is canceled. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded automatically.
AJR will no longer perform as a special guest with Imagine Dragons on July 8 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.
As anyone who has lost a loving father knows, there’s not a whole lot to be said beyond that. But we’ll join in the well-wishes and hope the brothers, as well as everyone affected by their dad’s illness, get the time and space they need to get through this.
Update: Summerfest announced Sunday morning that Yung Gravy, who closed the Generac Power Stage last Friday, will fill the vacant American Family Insurance Amphitheater slot July 6. The show is free with festival admission, and all seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.