Two More Concerts Announced: Dan + Shay, Foreigner at the 2019 Iowa State Fair
Monday, February 18, 2019 Des Moines, IA
Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series - Kum & Go Stage
Lovebirds get ready, Dan + Shay will be singing their romantic tunes at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Known for hits “Tequila” and “Speechless,” the duo brings a special kind of country to the Fair. Dan + Shay with special guest Carly Pearce tickets go on sale Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Foreigner with special guest Night Ranger brings classic favorites like, “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Hot Blooded,” to the Grandstand on Thursday, August 15, 2019. With their worldwide #1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner has been rocking the charts for more than 40 years. Special guest Night Ranger singing “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” round out that classic rock sound. Tickets for Foreigner with special guest Night Ranger, go on sale Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series - Kum & Go Stage tickets are already on sale for: for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Zach Williams (Aug. 8), Slipknot (Aug. 10), Zac Brown Band, The Owl Tour (Aug. 11) Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Aug. 14), Luke Bryan with special guest Jon Langston (Aug. 16), Pentatonix with special guest Rachel Platten (Aug. 17) and Hootie & the Blowfish with special guest Barenaked Ladies (Aug. 18).
Dan + Shay with special guest Carly Pearce
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27, $37, $47
Foreigner with special guest Night Ranger
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27, $32, $42
Tickets on Sale: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at www.iowastatefair.org
Dan + Shay made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began, featuring the No. 1 single “Nothin’ Like You” and the Platinum-certified “19 You + Me.” The breakout duo followed up with 2016’s Obsessed, which produced two more No. 1 hits with the Gold-certified “How Not To” and the Platinum-certified “From The Ground Up.” In addition to national TV appearances, they have shared the stage with some of country music’s biggest superstars, spanning Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt and Keith Urban. Dan + Shay’s self-titled third studio album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at the same time its lead single “Tequila” reached No.1 at country radio, the first time since 2009 that a duo or group has topped both charts simultaneously. The project’s achievements include the highest debut-week stream-total of any new country release in 2018 and the only country album released this year to have all 11 tracks hit Nielsen’s Country On-Demand Streaming chart, including the current single “Speechless.” Carly Pearce has been there. Trying to make her dream come true, the 20-something knows what dead ends look like, how pulled up short feels and that the irrepressibility of want to will lift you up over and over again. Getting close, falling apart, being in love, bad boyfriends, crummy jobs, finding your way, second chances, enduring tenacity and people who understand are the essence of “Every Little Thing,” Carly’s life is chronicled throughout her 13-track debut album on Big Machine Records.
Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "Hot Blooded," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Say You Will," "Dirty White Boy," "Long, Long Way From Home" and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Foreigner also features strongly in every category in Billboard's Greatest of All Time listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith and most of their Classic Rock peers. Foreigner is one of the most viewed YouTube artists with anywhere between 700,000 and 900,000 weekly viewings of their songs. Night Ranger has both epitomized and transcended the arena rock sound and style well beyond that era. With multiple songs that have significantly impacted popular culture, Night Ranger continues to expand their ever-growing fan-base. Night Ranger has earned widespread acclaim that includes multi-platinum and gold album status while leaving their indelible mark on the music charts with a string of best-selling albums (Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, 7 Wishes, Big Life and Man in Motion). Their popularity is fueled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including legendary titles such as "Sister Christian," "Don't Tell Me You Love Me," "When You Close Your Eyes," the anthemic "(You Can Still) Rock In America,” along with "Sentimental Street,” "Goodbye,” "Sing Me Away," and "Four in the Morning."
Only iowastatefair.org and etix.com sell official online tickets for the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Although other online ticket brokers may imply they are an official, we can’t guarantee tickets purchased from other sources are legitimate and we won’t be able to assist you if there is a problem with tickets purchased from other companies or sites. Children under the age of 2 do not need a Grandstand ticket. Please see concert maps for reserved and seated or standing pit area. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 8 for walk-up orders only (while supplies last). Convenience charges apply to all tickets. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.