Tickets go on sale for Love and Theft

Love and Theft opens this year's Fallon Cantaloupe Festival on Sept. 2. Tickets go on sale today.

Love and Theft opens this year's Fallon Cantaloupe Festival on Sept. 2. Tickets go on sale today.

The opening of this year’ Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair means it will be time for music fans to stomp their feet and clap their hands as Love and Theft, a country group, plays in Fallon on Sept. 2.

Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. General admission is $25, and VIP tickets are $45 for the group that captured the music world by storm seven years ago with their top 10 hit, “Runaway.” Music lovers may purchase their tickets can online at http://falloncantaloupefestival.tix.com, or for general admission at Fallon Ford-Toyota and CC Communications. All additional information is available on the festival’s website, falloncantaloupefestival.com or its Facebook page, Fallon Cantaloupe Festival & Country Fair.

Both sites are regularly updated with festival information.

Rachel Steele and Road 88 and Stephen Christie and Kyle Rothchild will open for Love and Theft. Gates open at the Churchill County Fairgrounds at 5 p.m., an Love and Theft performs at 8 p.m.

Stephen Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson’s chemistry shows the passion they have for their music.

“The thing about us,” Gunderson said, “is that we really are best friends, and that’s helped to get us through the tougher times. At the same time, though, we’re different enough personality-wise that the combination works. Stephen’s naturally a more social person than I am, and I’m a little more introverted. He tends to see the best in every person and every situation, and I’m kind of the opposite.”

Gunderson said his songwriting is different from his partner as is their approach and guitar playing.

“Our differences come together to make something that each of us couldn’t do on his own,” Gunderson added.

The duo has come a long way since they released their first song in 2009.

Barker-Liles and Gunderson have traveled thousands of miles and played at hundreds of shows, proving the duo plans to play music for a long time.

“We feel more strongly about this record than anything we’ve ever done,” Gunderson said. “Whatever happens, we’ve made a record that we both love and that we can both stand behind, and that’s a great feeling.”

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