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South Dakota State Fair announces 3 Doors Down

Posted: Friday, Feb 22nd, 2013


In this 2009 photo, bass player Todd Harrell, left, and lead singer Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down, perform at half time of the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons NFL wild-card playoff game in Glendale, Ariz. AP PHOTO


HURON — The South Dakota State Fair announces a performance by 3 Doors Down for Sunday, Sept. 1.

Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down (vocalist Brad Arnold, lead guitarist Chris Henderson, bassist Todd Harrell, drummer Greg Upchurch and guitarist Chet Roberts) has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted “Songwriter of the Year” award. The band’s debut album, 2000’s The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit “Kryptonite.” Their sophomore album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Their subsequent efforts 2005’s platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. 

The band recently released The Greatest Hits album, featuring the lead hit single “One Light,” a Top 10 track at Active Rock  and Top 3 at Mainstream rock via long-time label partner Republic Records on Nov. 19.  The collection features nine No.1 hits that have been remixed and re-mastered, alongside three new songs.  The full track-listing includes “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” “Here Without You,” “It’s Not My Time,” “Let Me Go,” “Be Like That,” “Loser,” “Away From The Sun,” “Duck and Run,” “One Light,” “There’s A Life,” and “Goodbyes.”

“Bringing in a band like 3 Doors Down adds some freshness to our lineup,” said State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel. “This will be a different kind of rock show than our audience is used to, but it’s sure to be a good one.”

Ticket prices have not been set yet.

Pre-sale on tickets will begin June 17 for backrest holders, followed by Friends of the Fair ticket sales on June 20. General public ticket sales will begin June 24.

The 2013 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. This year’s theme is “Starry Nights and Midway Lights.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them Facebook and Twitter.

For the complete article see the 02-21-2013 issue.

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