Multi-Platinum Rock Bands Skillet and Theory of a Deadman to Headline Dubuque County Fair, Friday, July 28
Rock is back at the Dubuque County Fair! Multi-platinum rock bands SKILLET and THEORY OF A DEADMAN will co-headline a rock show to remember at the Dubuque County Fair on Friday, July 28.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50 for the festival area in front of the stage (featuring a dedicated bar area), $40 for reserved grandstand seats, and $25 for general admission grandstand seats. Hillside seats for the show are free thanks to hillside sponsor Deery Brothers of Dubuque. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 1, at www.dbqfair.com, by calling the fair box office at 563-588-1999 or in-person at the fair office.
As one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, SKILLET continue to rebel against conventions, doubts, expectations, and rules with the intent to uplift in light. Currently promoting their album “Dominion,” the two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pandora Billionaires Club members and multi-platinum Kenosha, Wisconsin quartet never compromise their integrity. Instead, they’ve traveled their own path to unprecedented heights with an urgent sound, undeniable energy, and unbreakable spirit.
Skillet have embodied rock ‘n’ roll’s evolution from day one. Selling 12 million albums worldwide to date, they’ve earned over a dozen RIAA certifications in recognition of gold, platinum, or multi-platinum status. Landmark album “Awake” notably went 3x-platinum and picked up a Billboard Music Award. Plus, it housed the 2x-platinum track “Awake & Alive,” 3x-platinum track “Hero,” and 4x-platinum track “Monster.” The latter stands out as one of the most-streamed rock songs in history with over 1.2 billion global audio streams. 2019’s Victorious marked the group’s fourth consecutive Top 20 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The album concluded the year on LoudWire’s “The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019” and yielded the Top 10 rock radio smash “Legendary,” racking up north of 100 million streams.
With sky-high hooks, riffs as thick as a 2×4, rumbling grooves, and a razor-sharp sense of humor, THEORY OF A DEADMAN have quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable, and undeniable hard rock force with major multi-platinum hits and countless sold out shows in each of the past two decades.
The band burst out of their small Canadian hometown with the self-titled, “Theory of a Deadman,” during 2002. In addition to the double-platinum breakthrough album “Scars & Souvenirs”  and gold-certified “The Truth Is…”, Theory have notched a procession of hits, including the gold-certified “All Or Nothing,” “Bitch Came Back,” and “Lowlife,” platinum-certified “Angel,” “Hate My Life,” and “Not Meant To Be,” double-platinum “Bad Girlfriend,” and triple-platinum “RX (Medicate).” As the biggest smash of their career thus far, the latter hit, off their 2017 album “Wake Up Call,” marked their third #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart and garnered a nomination for “Rock Song of the Year” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Their impressive catalogue has also logged two Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 and amassed more than 1 billion collective streams on Spotify alone and 725 million views on their official YouTube. In 2020, the award-winning band’s seventh studio album “Say Nothing,” featuring the chart-topping and powerful single “History of Violence,” landed at #2 on the Billboard Alternative Albums Chart and #3 on the Rock Albums Chart. Theory returned to their rock roots in 2023 with the release of their eighth full-length album, “Dinosaur” (Roadrunner Records), featuring their Top 10 Active Rock Radio hit “Dinosaur.”
For more information, contact the Dubuque County Fair Association at 563-588-1406.