ST. PAUL -- The first show has been confirmed for the 2017 Grandstand Concert Series at the Minnesota State Fair.

Nickelback will play opening night of the Minnesota State Fair beginning at 7:30 p.m. August 24th.

The Canadian rock band is one of the most successful hard rock bands of all time, selling more than 50 million albums.

Tickets for the concert range between $65-$80 and go on sale starting at 10:00 a.m. Friday. They can be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office or through etix.com.

Additional Grandstand artists will be announced throughout the next several months.

The Great Minnesota Get Together runs August 24th through September 4th.