Two legendary rock bands that both got started years ago in Chicago will be in concert at the Kansas State Pepsi Grandstand, Saturday, September 15.
Survivor is best know for "Eye of the Tiger", the title song from its third album. Written specifically for the opening scenes of the movie Rocky III, the single was number one on the charts for seven weeks, won a Grammy, and was voted "best new song" by the Peoples Choice Awards.
The band also recorded the title track for Rocky IV, "Burning Heart". Among Survivor's other hits are "Can't Hold Back", "The Search is Over", and "Is This Love".
Although the founding musicians share roots going back to 1960, the first Styx album was released in 1972. The group's initial hit single was "Lady" followed by their first number one single, "Babe". A tribute to the band's popularity is the achievement of four consecutive multi-platinum albums: Grand Illusion, Pieces of Eight, Cornerstone, and Paradise Theater.
"Both Styx and Survivor have played The Kansas State Fair in the past," noted Bill Ogg, Fair general manager, "And based on fairgoers' previous reception for these two great bands, we're anticipating very solid ticket sales."
The 10,000-seat Pepsi Grandstand will be scaled with three levels of ticket prices--$37.00, $27.00, and $22.00, this includes gate admission. Tickets will be available by phone, mail order, Select-A-Seat outlets, and online at www.selectaseat.com beginning Saturday, June 16. The Fair ticket office's regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone numbers for the ticket office are (620) 669-3618 or (800) 362-3247.
A complete listing of Select-A-Seat locations is provided at www.selectaseat.com. Mail orders, which should include a self-addressed stamped envelop and the $4.00 handling fee, may be sent to: The Kansas State Fair, 2000 North Poplar, Hutchinson, KS, 67502-5598.
Additional information about the largest event in Kansas--2001: A State Fair Odyssey, September 7 to 16, is available at www.kansasstatefair.com.