Four Acts Join Fair’s 2019 AT&T Concert Series Line-Up
PALMER—The Alaska State Fair announced the four additional acts that recently joined the 2019 AT&T Concert Series line-up: the iconic classic rock band KANSAS on August 25, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys on August 30, platinum-selling country artist Cole Swindell on August 31, and distinctive singer/songwriter Elle King on September 2. All concerts take place rain or shine at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.
Sunday, August 25: Kansas. With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, Kansas is undeniably one of America’s most iconic classic rock bands. With roots in Topeka, the band released their debut album in 1974, and has gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. Kansas is currently touring the US and Canada, and their hits like “Carry On Wayward Son”and “Dust in the Wind” continue to be staples on classic rock radio.
Friday, August 30: Dropkick Murphys. Since forming in 1996, Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys have sold 7 million albums worldwide, with 2005’s The Warrior’s Code achieving gold certification and featuring the smash single, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” Known for their loud, energetic shows, the band has hosted sold-out concerts at most of Boston’s landmarks, and been invited to share the stage with everyone from Foo Fighters to Bruce Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. The band is currently touring in support of their 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory album, released in 2017, when it debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200.
Saturday, August 31: Cole Swindell. Platinum-selling country recording artist and record-breaking singer/songwriter Cole Swindell has a lot of hits to his name, from songwriting credits like “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line, “Get Me Some of That” by Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan’s #1 single, “Roller Coaster,” to his own #1 singles including “Chillin’ It,” “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” “Let Me See Ya Girl,” “You Should Be Here,” “Middle of a Memory,” and “Flatliner.”
Monday, September 2: Elle King. A unique and distinctive artist, singer/songwriter Elle King blends pop, blues, rock and roll, and country into a sound that’s all her own. Her 2015 debut album featured the #1 “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned King two Grammy nominations and was certified double platinum. The Ohio-born, New York-raised artist was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s Grammy-nominated, #1 Country Airplay hit, “Different for Girls.” King released her follow-up album, Shake the Spirit, in October 2018.
Tickets for these four shows go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 26:
- Online at alaskastatefair.org and print at home.
- On the Fair’s Facebook page, facebook.com/alaskastatefair.
- On a mobile phone.
The four newly announced acts join the previously announced concerts: all-vocal country band Home Free on August 22, multi-platinum rockers Shinedown on August 23, hot country act Dustin Lynch on August 24, and soul/rock/pop powerhouse Tower of Power on August 28. Tickets for these shows are currently available on the Fair website.
Once again, the Fair will offer the option to purchase concert tickets including Fair admission. The included admission is at a discounted price and good any day of the Fair. Concert tickets including Fair admission must be purchased by August 21. Concert-only tickets are still available for fairgoers who already have admission. Details on ticket options and pricing are available on the Fair website. Convenience fees apply on all concert ticket purchases.
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