Smashing Pumpkins to headline Illinois State Fair

Iconic Chicago rockers, The Smashing Pumpkins, will headline at the Illinois State Fair in August, officials announced Monday.

The Grammy-winning band is scheduled to perform at the state fair grandstand on Friday, Aug. 16.

Tickets start at $55 and go up to $125; sales begin Friday at Ticketmaster.

“The Smashing Pumpkins defined a new sound in the 90s and have continued to evolve through the years,” Illinois State Fair Manager Rebecca Clark said in a statement. “This show is sure to draw an eclectic and enthusiastic crowd, and we are excited to bring The Smashing Pumpkins back home to Illinois.”

The performance will follow a concert at Wrigley Field on Aug. 13.

Opening for The Smashing Pumpkins at the state fair is PVRIS.

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