Kid Rock, Linkin Park to perform at State Fair Grandstand

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Kid Rock and Linkin Park are among the first acts announced for the 2014 Minnesota State Fair's Grandstand.

The Pioneer Press reports Kid Rock is booked for Aug. 23. Tickets go on sale for $66.50 and $51.50 at 10 a.m. on March 15.

Linkin Park is booked with Thirty Seconds to Mars and AFI on Aug. 26. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday for $81 for general admission and $71 and $51 for reserved seats through Etix.com.

The Pioneer Press says Linkin Park drew about 10,000 fans to St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center in 2011 and Kid Rock filled the arena last year with Bob Seger.

Vita.mn reports Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto fronts Thirty Seconds to Mars. Leto just took home the best supporting actor award for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

The State Fair will also host the annual Happy Together Tour. According to the Associated Press, the tour will feature '60s pop acts the Turtles, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels as well as members of Three Dog Night and Grand Funk Railroad. Tickets for that show will go on sale March 15 at noon.

The Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 21-Sep. 1.

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