Fair officials announced today that rock-pop sensation Boys Like Girls will be performing at the Stanislaus County Fair.
Boys Like Girls, known for songs like “Love Drunk” and “Two Is Better Than One,” will bring their dynamic sound to the stage, Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage. The concert is hosted by KHOP @ 95.1 and is included free with Fair admission. All children 12 and under will be admitted free on July 22 for the Fair’s annual Kid’s Free Night.
“We are thrilled to have a popular rock-pop group such as Boys Like Girls at the Fair this year,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “They are one of the must-see acts of the year.”
The bands members include: Martin Johnson (lead singer), Paul DiGiovanni (guitarist), Brian Donahue (bassist) and John Keefe (drummer).
In 2007, Boys Like Girls was voted Spin.com’s Artist of the Year by receiving 68 percent of the votes. They spent three years touring with bands like Good Charlotte and Avril Lavigne while developing one of the most loyal fan bases in modern rock. The band sold over 3 million digital singles which includes 1.5 million copies of the hit “The Great Escape,” over 900,000 copies of “Hero/Heroine” and 600,000 copies of “Thunder.”
“This has all been such an amazing, gradual chain of events,” said Johnson. “I think the most amazing part of it was watching as the word of mouth spread in the beginning.”
More recently, the band released their latest album, Love Drunk, in September 2009. In the album’s first week it sold over 44,000 copies and reached #8 on the Billboard 200.
The Stanislaus County Fair’s 2010 announced lineup on the Budweiser Variety Free Stage also includes:
WAR – Friday, July 16.
Bill Engvall – Sunday, July 18.
Natalie Grant with Tenth Avenue North – Monday, July 19.
The Beach Boys – Tuesday, July 20.
Boys Like Girls – Thursday, July 22.
Blake Shelton – Friday, July 23.
Terri Clark – Saturday, July 24.
The 2010 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 16 for a 10-day run.