Since the group's formation in 1973, Journey has earned 19 top 40
singles, including classic rock staples such as "Wheel in the Sky,"
"Any Way You Want It," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Separate Ways" and
its signature ballad "Open Arms," and 25 gold and platinum albums.
Its "Greatest Hits" album is certified 15 times platinum, awarding
the band an elite diamond-certification. For more information, visit
"Our team is putting together an outstanding lineup of musical
performers," said Gov. Pat Quinn, who is a huge country music fan.
"From classic rock bands Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon to country
superstars Toby Keith, Gary Allan, The Band Perry and Thompson
Square, this year's entertainment is going to be something you don't
want to miss."
"The state fair receives a lot of suggestions, both solicited and
unsolicited, about concerts it should book," added Amy Bliefnick,
manager of the fair. "No performer, in my experience, has been
requested more frequently than Journey. Fairgoers have been asking
me for this show for eight years, and I'm pleased to announce the
band has agreed to play here."
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Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on April 27. They
can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling
1-800-745-3000 or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet.
The 2013 fair begins Aug. 8 and continues through Aug. 18.
Additional information about the Grandstand lineup is posted on the
Illinois State Fair's website at
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