Classic rockers Foreigner and Joan Jett will perform on the Illinois State Fair Grandstand stage on Aug. 12, the first Sunday of the 2018 fair.

The English-American band Foreigner is among the 40 best-selling music artists of all time, according to Business Insider, and is best known for its hit single "I Want to Know What Love Is." Other well-known songs include “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like the First Time” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You.”

While the band has been around for more than 40 years, younger audiences will recognize Foreigner's music from its use in popular films and television shows such as “Rock of Ages,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Stranger Things.”

 

Jett and the Blackhearts have recorded hits such as "I Love Rock 'n Roll," "Bad Reputation," and "I Hate Myself for Loving You." They released their latest record, "Unvarnished," in 2013 and continue touring the globe with headline shows alongside fellow rock icons like The Who, Green Day and the Foo Fighters.

 

Tickets will range from $25 to $45.

The show is the fourth Grandstand concert to be announced for this year's fair, which runs Aug. 9-19.


Aug. 11: Hard rock band Halestorm and heavy metal group Mastodon.
Aug. 17: Country music artist Brett Eldredge and Brantley Gilbert.
Aug. 19: Country music artist Brantley Gilbert.

Tickets will go on sale to all shows later this spring.