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Styx to headline next Shellebration

Friday, December 28, 2012

Fort Dodge Shellabration officials say they have confirmed the iconic 1970s-80s pop rock hitmakers Styx as headliners for the event in 2013.

Shellabration President Jim Reed called the agreement "an 11-year dream come true," saying the event has sought the band since the co-founders saw them perform at the Clay County Fair in 2001. "We went and were absolutely blown away by the live show, and I've been to a lot of concerts ... but it was absolutely top shelf. We were driving back, and we were like a couple of school kids talking," Reed says.

Shellabration 2013 will be June 22 at the Oleson Park Bandshell. Tickets will be $20 in advance.

With the release of its concept album Paradise Theater in 1981, Styx became the first band to release four consecutive triple-platinum albums. Their hits include "The Best of Tines," "Lorelei," "Come Sail Away," "Babe," "Blue Collar Man," "Mr. Roboto" and "Fooling Yourself."