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July 6, 2007

Grand Funk Railroad to Open for Joe Walsh
Classic rock act kicks off Aug. 18 show

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If guitarist Joe Walsh wasn’t enough of a draw in his own right, legendary rock band Grand Funk Railroad has been signed to open the Aug. 18 show at the Illinois State Fair Grandstand.

The latest addition to an already diverse and entertaining 2007 Illinois State Fair entertainment lineup, Grand Funk Railroad has enjoyed success with hit singles such as “We’re an American Band,” “Locomotion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.” Since its initial breakthrough in 1969, Grand Funk has charted more than 30 times on U.S. album and singles charts, and its 1998 tour was one of the top grossing tours of the year.

Tickets for Joe Walsh and Grand Funk Railroad are $22 in all seating areas, including the track., and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com and at Ticketmaster phone centers at 1-800-827-8927. They can also be purchased at the Grandstand ticket office, located on Grandstand Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After July 9, the Grandstand ticket office also will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on Grandstand events, or any other Illinois State Fair attraction, please visit the fair’s website at www.illinoisstatefair.info.


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