Another round of announcements came Friday for the 2014 Iowa State Fair Grandstand schedule. Fair organizers announced yesterday that Halestorm, Chevelle, and Florida Georgia Line will all take the Grandstand stage at this year's fair. Below is a look at the three bands and the updated Grandstand schedule.
Florida Georgia Line will play the Grandstand on Tuesday, August 12 at 8 p.m. The red-hot country duo has only been recording for a little less than four years, but Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have already set the Country music world on fire. The band's debut full-length album Here's to the Good Times topped the country charts and produced the hit singles "Cruise", “Get Your Shine On”, “Round Here”, and “Stay”. The first single, "Cruise", stayed atop the Country music charts for a record-setting 24 weeks. Tickets to see the band will be $40 when they go on sale in the spring.
Halestorm began recording way back in 1996, but had only released EPs until 2009's self-titled debut full-length effort put them on the map. The album climbed to #4 on the Hard Rock chart and #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart while producing the Top 10 Rock singles "I Get Off" and "It's Not You". The band's 2012 follow-up The Strange Case Of... topped the Hard Rock chart and cranked out the hit singles "Love Bites (So Do I)" [featured above], "I Miss the Misery", and "Freak Like Me". "Love Bites (So Do I)" won Halestorm a Grammy Award for "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" in 2013.
Chevelle burst onto the scene in 2002 with the hit single "The Red" off their second album Wonder What's Next. What's next would be eleven Top 10 singles and five Top 20 albums in 12 years. The band has hit #1 with the singles "Send the Pain Below", "Vitamin K (Leading Us Along)", "Face to the Floor", and "Hats Off to the Bull". Chevelle's new album, entitled La Gárgola, is due out on April 1. Chevelle and Halestorm will co-headline the Iowa State Fair Grandstand on Friday, August 15. Tickets for the show will be $35 when they go on sale in the spring.
Thursday, August 7: Newsboys with Matthew West
Friday, August 8: The Happy Together Tour
Tuesday, August 12: Florida Georgia Line
Thursday, August 14: Jake Owen with Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three
Friday, August 15: Chevelle and Halestorm
Saturday, August 16: Lady Antebellum with Billy Currington
Sunday, August 17: Foreigner with Styx
You can expect more announcements about Grandstand shows in the coming weeks, and free concert announcements should start in mid to late April. The 2014 Iowa State Fair will take place from August 7 through August 17. For more information on the 2014 Iowa State Fair, go to the fair's website.