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X Ambassadors, Rachel Platten to play State Fair in September

The X Ambassadors alt-rock band.
The X Ambassadors alt-rock band. Courtesy

Alt-rock band X Ambassadors and pop singer Rachel Platten will play a show in the Washington State Fair concert series, fair managers announced Tuesday morning. Tickets for the Sept. 15 concert will go on sale Saturday.

Hailing from Ithaca, New York, X Ambassadors grew up in school together and released their debut full-length album, “VHS,” in 2015. Since then, the band has seen success with hit songs such as “Unconsolable” and “Jungle,” while opening for Imagine Dragons and Jimmy Eat World.

Boston native Rachel Platten hit platinum with her single “Fight Song” in 2015, with “Stand By You” and “Better Place” following. Recent accolades include a Daytime Emmy for her performance of “Fight Song” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and a “Best Lyrics” award from iHeartRadio music awards. She recently signed with Columbia Records.

Tickets for the Sept. 15 concert are $40-$60 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at 888-559-FAIR or, or at the State Fair’s box office at Ninth Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568, @rose_ponnekanti