Counting Crows, Styx, REO Speedwagon Added to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Lineup
Two more shows have been added to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup and performers include Counting Crows, Styx, and REO Speedwagon.
The Minnesota State Fair made the announcement Tuesday morning.
Counting Crows: Butter Miracle Tour with guest The Wallflowers
Counting Crows and The Wallflowers will take the stage on Friday, August 26th.
Counting Crows has enchanted listeners worldwide for more than two decades with its intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock ‘n’ roll. Exploding onto the music scene in 1993 with the multi-platinum breakout album, “August and Everything After,” the band has gone on to release seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million records worldwide, and is revered as one of the world’s most preeminent live touring rock bands.
In 2004, Counting Crows recorded the chart-topping “Accidently in Love” for the animated motion picture “Shrek 2.” The instant success of the track earned the Counting Crows an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song at the 2005 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, and a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Ticket prices are $51, $41, and $34 (all reserved seating) and go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22nd.
REO Speedwagon & Styx with special guest Levon
REO Speedwagon & Styx along with Levon will take the stage on Thursday, September 1st.
REO Speedwagon was formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972. In the 1970s, the band’s unrelenting drive and non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ the Storm Out” followed, setting the stage for its ninth studio album, 1980’s explosive “Hi Infidelity,” which spent 15 weeks at No. 1. The album has received Recording Industry Association of America®’s (RIAA) 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million in the U.S., fueled by massive hit singles such as “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.”
Styx draws from more than four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion,” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady,” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry for pageantry’s sake of “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness,” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away,” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to become immersed in their signature sound.
Tickets go on sale at Noon on Friday, April 22nd. Ticket prices are $51 or $41 (all reserved seating)
The Previously Announced Grandstand Lineup
So far, here is what is on tap at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair, with tickets still available: Alice In Chains and Breaking Benjamin with special guests Bush (Aug. 25); Pitbull – Can’t Stop Us Now Summer Tour 2022 with very special guest Iggy Azalea (Aug. 28); Jim Gaffigan: The Fun Tour (Aug. 30); Zac Brown Band: Out In The Middle Tour with special guest Robert Randolph Band (Sept. 2); and Diana Ross with special guest Naturally 7 (Sept. 3).