Addiction rocks Wisconsin State Fair!

Milwaukee’s Addiction at Wisconsin State Fair 2017 – Great times! Addiction would like to thank all of our loyal fans, friends and families for spending some time with us this year at one, or more, of our State Fair shows. The staff at the Knucklehead Pub and Water Street Brewery stages were great to work with and the crowds were a blast! We debuted a few new songs that weren’t exactly metal when they came out, but we fixed that. ‘Message in a Bottle’ and ‘Come Together’, played the way an 80’s Metal band would’ve done ’em. The masses approved and both were received very well, muhaha. The weather played out great too. We’re a lucky bunch, at least some days. Right boys? ðŸ˜‰ We filmed a race between our band mates on the Giant Slide, threw down devil horns with Scott Steele and stumped the age guessing dude – he under estimated one of our guys by 9 years, yeah! We also ate various foods on a stick, and found time time catch some of the other great, local talent at the Fair. All in all, one hell of a week! We hope yours rocked too! Next up for Addiction is the 114th Harley Rally! Sat Sept 2 at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson 3 pm afternoon show time. Hope to see ya there! \m/

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See you at State Fair! August 9th and 10th

Well, it’s that time of year again! Cream Puffs, Racing Pigs, and all your favorite 80’s Rock! We’ll be at the Knuckleheads Stage Wednesday August 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and the Water Street Brewery Stage Thursday the 10th from 7-10 pm. The weather looks great and we have a couple of new songs to debut guaranteed to surprise you! Hope to see ya there!

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Bike night at Quaker Steak n Lube!

A big thank you to everyone that came out to join us at Quaker Steak last night. It started out a little scary as the threat of rain seemed to keep some bikers away but halfway thru the first set, that familiar sound of Harleys was gracing the parking lot. We debuted two new songs including a classic Gary Moore remake of Shapes of Things and Slaughters big hit Up All Night. The weather stayed beautiful for us throughout the night and we had a ton of friends show up. Next up, July 30th at Saloon on Calhoun for the Scott Dick Benefit with a ton of big time Milwaukee entertainment!

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Jammin’ at Paulie’s Pub with Debacle

In what might be best described as a “momentary lapse of reason”, guitarist Steve of the Milwaukee band Debacle invited me up to play guitar with them for the Van Halen classic “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” while he went out and sang with the awesome crowd! Seriously though, Debacle put on a great show and it’s always cool to see a band that enjoys doing what it does. Thanks again for asking me to jam with you guys! ~Andy

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Addiction at Mo’s Irish Pub in ‘Tosa!

Thank you! To all of our kick ass fans, friends and families that joined us at Mo’s last night, Milwaukee’s Addiction thanks you for sticking with us! The dreaded ‘technical difficulties’ plagued our opening set, but fortunately the sound man got it sorted out after our first 2 songs literally blew out the PA! We really appreciate all your patience and support and we couldn’t do it without ya! This week, a special thank you goes out to all of the very talented musicians from some great local bands that attend our shows regularly. It really means a lot to everyone in our band that our peers often choose to spend their night off with Addiction! Rock On, my friends! Next up, a 6 pm show for Bike Night at Quaker Steak and Lube on Wednesday July 12. Last year we were rained out. Boo. Let’s hope for perfect weather this year!

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Rockin’ at Route 20 Outhouse!

What a great time! Our first stop at Route 20 was a smashing success! And we owe it all to the kick ass crowd that stuck around all night long. Two huge sets of 80’s Rock, beautiful ladies dancing away, along with a surprise performance of provocative ballroom dancing by our new friends Joe and Justine. Birthday celebrations for Brett and Veronica. You guys rock and we thank you for spending your special night with us! As always, a big thank you to all of our fans, friends and families that made it, but Tim’s crew really deserves a special shout out. I think half the crowd there were his friends or family. Thanks for rocking with us! Special thanks also go to Route 20 for hosting and providing an excellent sound and light system and a great crew to run it! Next up, Mo’s Irish Pub in ‘Tosa on June 17th. Hope to see ya!

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Addiction and Detroit rockers Sponge at Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend

Milwaukee’s Addiction had a great time at Kelly’s Bleachers Big Bend – KBBB last night! Detroit rockers “Sponge” opened the night with a short set and a fun crowd that was following along with them to multiple stops last night. They brought their own guitars and foot pedals, but played through our amps. Their guitarist that was using my amp was also named Andy (Patalan) and was very cool to work with. They played a great, high energy set and definitely got the place going! Of course it was also Ken & Colleen’s anniversary and we surprised Colleen by performing a special song sung by Ken, and it one of Colleen’s favorite’s, After All This Time, by Winger. Many friends and family joined us for this special night and we thank every one of you for making it such a memorable evening! Special thanks also go to Kelly’s for hosting, TEC – The Entertainment Company for setting it up, Andrew for singing a few songs with us, Kelly of Kakes by Kelly for making the best cup cakes this side of anywhere, and once more, all of our fans, friends and families that support us and other local music! You all Rock! Hope to see you all this Saturday 5/20 at Route 20 Outhouse!

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Join Addiction at Kelly’s 3 in Big Bend

Time is getting short my friends. It is time to finalize your plans!! Kelly’s Bleachers in Big Bend will be the one and only place to be on Saturday, May 13th. First off, around 8 pm national recording artists, Sponge, will be performing a 30 minute set as part of their Milwaukee Bus tour that day. Around 9 pm, Addiction will be hitting the stage with two sets of rock and hair metal. IF THAT IS NOT ENOUGH!!!!! we will be celebrating Ken & Colleens anniversary that night. We will have a few surprises including a couple of new songs we have been working on.

Hope to see you there!

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