Great White and Slaughter slated for County Fair
The grandstands will be filled with thousands of fans this summer when rock music powerhouse Great White performs, followed by glam rock sensation Slaughter. Both groups will perform their recognizable hits at the Dodge County Fair for their first time on Saturday, August 17. Great White will perform at 8:00 pm, with Slaughter to follow, after a brief intermission.
Great White, who recently celebrated their 36th year of sharing their music, currently includes Mark Kendall (guitars), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitars/keys), Scott Snyder (bass) and their newest lead singer, Mitch Malloy. Malloy, who was also asked perform lead vocals for Van Halen, will belt-out ”Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, Great White’s Grammy-nominated Best Hard Rock Performance sensation. Fans will also recognize “Rock Me”, “Mista Bone” and dozens of other hits from Great White. The band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and has had two platinum albums and nine Top 200 Billboard albums throughout its career – a career that spans close to four decades. In 2012, the band released its twelfth studio album, “Elation”
It’s been thirty-six years, but the group isn’t slowing down. They are continuing a worldwide tour that has spanned four years and 400 tour dates and sold-out performances. Concert seating at the Dodge County Fair is first come, first served. Fans should mark their calendar for August 17 and plan to arrive early for great viewing and a great show. No advance ticket seats or sales are available. Admission to this concert and all evening grandstand entertainment is absolutely free with paid gate admission to the Dodge County Fair. And, parking is always free.
It has been thirty-one years since Slaughter first developed its hard rock and glam rock sound in Las Vegas, with its lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Mark Slaughter. Slaughter and Dana Strum (bass/back vocals) have been with the group since its birth in 1988. Jeff “Blando” Band was add to the group in 1998 on lead guitar and Zoltan Chaney most recently joined in 2011 on drums. The group has previously toured with Poison, Cinderella and Ratt.
Slaughter’s first album, “Stick It To Ya” reached double platinum status in the United States. Slaughter hard rock fans will sing along to “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life” and “Fly to the Angels”. All three hits reached the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Daily gate admission to the Dodge County Fair is only $7 before 12:00 pm; or $10 after 12:00 pm. Children age nine and under are free. Season tickets are only $27 in advance; or $35 at the gate.
Great White and Slaughter share the stage with two other free concerts, scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings. The Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull is also slated to perform at the Dodge County Fair on Wednesday evening.
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