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Iconic classic rock band Boston takes the stage on opening night of Wisconsin State Fair 2015

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WEST ALLIS (WITI) — Wisconsin State Fair officials are excited to announce the first show slated for the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino during this year’s State Fair. Iconic classic rock band Boston will take the stage on opening night, Thursday, August 6th, at 7:30 p.m.

The 2015 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will run through Sunday, August 16th at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

Original guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer Tom Scholz and his band will perform at State Fair as part of another highly anticipated tour, following a successful run last year that included dates in the U.S. and Japan.

Scholz began writing music in 1969, and over the subsequent six years recorded six demos on which he played all of the instruments except the drums. Boston’s debut album, “Boston,” released in August of 1976, is still considered one of the best-selling debut albums in U.S. history with more than 17 million copies sold.

A staple on every classic rock fan’s playlist, Boston’s numerous hits include “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Amanda.” With more than 31 million albums sold to date, Boston has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live audiences that span generations.

Always a crowd-pleaser with their high-energy stage show and remarkable musicianship, Boston prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of pre-recorded music or technical enhancements, delivering a sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

Fans can expect to hear all the classics they have grown to love, and will be treated to some new additions to their set list, as well as wild Hammond organ work, soaring harmony guitars and exceptional vocal arrangements.

Current band members include Scholz, Gary Phil, Curly Smith, Kimberley Dahme, Jeff Neal, Tommy DeCarlo and Tracy Ferrie. For more information visit www.bandboston.com and www.Facebook.com/BandBOSTON.

Tickets for Boston will be $39 and $29 and go ON SALE Friday, March 6 at 10:00 a.m. at WiStateFair.com and the State Fair Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is located at 7722 W. Greenfield Ave. and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Service fees apply to all online orders and purchasers will have print-at-home or mail-order options. All State Fair Main Stage tickets INCLUDE FAIR ADMISSION when purchased prior to entering the Fair Park.

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