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The 1990s boy band 98 Degrees will play MontanaFair Saturday, Aug. 10.

The 1990s boy band 98 Degrees will headline the 2019 MontanaFair music lineup Saturday, Aug. 10.

“From playing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden to selling over 10 million records, all in a short five-year time span, our Saturday night fair promises to be hot," said fair General Manager Bill Dutcher.

With hits like “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey, collaborations with their idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, “Mulan,” the members of 98 Degrees were on fire at the turn of the century.

Their four-million-selling album, “98° and Rising” spawned top-5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do” and “The Hardest Thing,” while 2000’s “Revelation,” which sold two million copies, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and yielded a trio of hits, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “My Everything” and “The Way You Want Me To.”

Tickets for individual shows at MontanaFair go on sale Friday April 26 at 10 a.m.

Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and brothers Nick and Drew Lachey make up the members of the all-male harmony group. Their musical career took a stop after playing Madison Square Garden as part of the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 10, 2001. The sold-out show was followed just 12 hours later by the 9/11 attacks on America.

At that point, the all-Ohio-raised quartet decided to take a break. Save for a one-off performance on a TV special in 2004, it would be more than a decade before the four friends would sing together again.

Having done a few special performances together among other projects, last year the band finally decided to go on tour. 

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During their time away from recording, all four members kept busy. Nick, who was recently on Season 25 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, launched a successful solo career, and has starred on TV shows as an actor (The WB’s "Charmed" and "One Tree Hill") and television host (VH-1’s "Big Morning Buzz Live," NBC’s "The Sing-Off"). Drew was crowned season two winner of "Dancing with the Stars," and has been on Broadway. Both brothers opened "Lachey’s Bar" (A&E). Timmons joined members of Backstreet Boys and ‘NSYNC for VH-1’s "Mission Man Band" and Nick Carter’s Sci-Fi feature, "Dead Seven." Jeffre is involved in various media and cause-related projects stemming from his foray into politics as a mayoral candidate in Cincinnati.

98° performs at 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 10 during the Pepsi Entertainment Series at Rimrock Auto Arena.

Individual show tickets go on sale April 26 at the MetraPark Box Office, MontanaFair.com, MetraPark.com, and by phone at 800-366-8538.

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