Milwaukee band Dead Horses opening for the Who at Alpine Valley, headlining Pabst Theater

Piet Levy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Alpine Valley Music Theatre and the Pabst Theater. They're two of the most historic and beloved music venues in Wisconsin.

But Wisconsin artists very rarely get to play Alpine Valley, the 42-year-old East Troy amphitheater, or get to headline the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. 

But this September, Milwaukee folk band Dead Horses will perform at both venues in the same week. 

Led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Sarah Vos and featuring double bassist and singer Daniel Wolff, Dead Horses will open for rock legends the Who at Alpine Valley Sept. 8. Then on Sept. 14, the band will headline the Pabst Theater for the first time, with Joe Pug opening.

Dead Horses performs during the Journal Sentinel's "Bands to Watch: Best of 2018" concert Saturday at the Radio Milwaukee studios. The Americana duo played new songs and material from its latest album "My Mother The Moon."

Featured as one of the Journal Sentinel's Wisconsin Bands to Watch in 2017, Dead Horses has been headlining tours all over the country, and still found time to record and release "My Mother, The Moon" last year, which received praise from NPR Music and Rolling Stone, and was featured in the Journal Sentinel's best Milwaukee albums of the year list. The band has released two more singles this year, with plans for more new music throughout 2019. 

Tickets for the Who with Dead Horses are $53 to $760 at Tickets for the Pabst Theater show, priced at $20 in advance and $25 day of show, are available beginning at noon Friday at the box office (144 E. Wells St.), the Riverside Theater box office (116 W. Wisconsin Ave.), by calling (414) 286-3663 or visiting

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