- Aaron Lewis’ solo breakthrough “Country Boy” featured help from Charlie Daniels and George Jones.
The alternative rock band Staind, whose hits include “It’s Been Awhile,” “So Far Away” and “Fade,” and an “I Love the ’90s” show featuring Vanilla Ice have been added to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand lineup in August, state officials announced Tuesday.
Tickets went on sale Tuesday.
Staind will play Aug. 12, the opening night of the fair. The ’90s show is scheduled for Aug. 18.
Fair officials had already announced several shows Friday. One slot for Friday, Aug. 21, remains open.
Earlier this summer, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis confirmed that the band was working on new music for the first time since 2010.
Lewis veered into country music about a decade ago. His solo breakthrough, “Country Boy,” featured help from Charlie Daniels and George Jones.
Lewis opened for Eric Church at the State Fair in 2012.
Vanilla Ice’s 1990 debut, “To the Extreme,” produced the hits “Ice Ice Baby” and “Play That Funky Music,” an interpretation of Wild Cherry’s 1976 hit.
Joining Vanilla Ice will be Naughty by Nature (“O.P.P.,” “Hip Hop Hooray”), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (“Tha Crossroads”), All-4-One (“I Swear”), Tone Loc (“Funky Cold Medina”), Rob Base (“It Takes Two”) and Young MC (“Bust a Move”).
Acts already announced included Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Aug.