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March 13, 2014

Daughtry to play state fair

The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will perform at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 9. The show completes this year's Grandstand line-up. Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2014 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular.

The Goo Goo Dolls perfected their unique blend of pop music and rock and roll to become one of the most successful adult alternative rock bands of the 1990s. Their string of number-one hits includes acoustic power ballad, "Iris," as well as "Name" and "Slide." Daughtry has sold nearly nine million albums worldwide and produced four chart-topping singles including "It's Not Over," "Home," "Feels like Tonight" and "No Surprise."

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 top-thirty hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal including rock anthems like "Hot Blooded," "Feels Like the First Time" and "I Want to Know What Love Is." Arena rock veterans Styx have firmly established their legacy as a hard-hitting and powerful force of classic rock with hits like "Come Sail Away," "The Best of Times" and "Show Me the Way." The two rock artists will perform on Extreme Sunday, Aug. 17.

Alternative hard rock artists Chevelle and Halestorm will perform on Aug. 15. In just 15 years in the music industry, Chevelle has released six studio albums and a dozen top-twenty singles including "Jars," "Letter from a Thief" and "I Get It." Grammy Award-winning hard rock artists Halestorm have built their loyal fan base through poignant top-twenty hits like "It's Not You," "Here's to Us" and "I Miss the Misery."

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has produced five platinum country hits including "I Run to You," "Need You Now" and "Just a Kiss." Special guests Billy Currington and Kelsey K will open the August 16 show.

Shows featuring Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen and the Eli Young Band round out this year's country selections. Florida Georgia Line will perform with special guest Colt Ford on Aug. 12. The Cadillac Three will open for Jake Owen's Days of Gold Tour featuring Jake Owen and Eli Young Band on Aug. 14.

Contemporary Christian artists the Newsboys will bring their soulful tunes to the stage opening night, Aug. 7. They will be joined by special guest Matthew West.

The Stars from A&E's Duck Dynasty will feature a conversation with Willie, Korie and Si Robertson. The three will offer a behind-the-scenes look at their successful reality show, family life and multi-million dollar business on Aug. 10.

The Grandstand will be filled with hits from the 60s and 70s on Aug. 8 with the Happy Together Tour 2014 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & The Playboys.

Motor sports action kicks into high gear August 9 with the Iowa State Fair debut of Winged Sprint Car Races followed by the Deery Brothers Summer Series on Aug. 11. The Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull roars into the Grandstand Aug. 13, and the Demolition Derby and Figure Eight will tear up the track for a morning session on Aug. 16.

Tickets for all concert and track events will go on sale Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000. All concert events are reserved seating. All track events are general admission. Beginning July 7, the Fair's Ticket Office will be open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday for walk-up orders only (no mail, phone or fax orders). Convenience charges will apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.