April Wine to replace Dokken at fair
Published 5:38 pm Friday, February 9, 2018
Canadian rock band April Wine will replace hard rock and heavy metal band Dokken during the night of three rock performances Aug. 3 at the Freeborn County Fair.
Freeborn County Fair Manager Mike Woitas said Dokken, who had been previously slated to come to the fair, decided to instead take an engagement on a European tour, and will no longer be on tour with bands Winger and Warrant.
Formed in 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April Wine has had multiple Top-40 hits and was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March 2009.
The band, which has released more than 15 albums since the 1970s, has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award for being part of Canadian history for more than 40 years.
The group tours both the United States and Canada, giving audiences a mix of “straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll and power ballads,” according to information about the band.
Other entertainers performing at the fair are as follows:
• July 31: Casi Joy and Easton Corbin
• Aug. 1: Chubby Checker
• Aug. 2: Dylan Scott
• Aug. 3: Winger, Warrant and April Wine
• Aug. 4: Trace Adkins
Tickets are available at midwestix.com.