Hairball returns with Kat Perkins

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BROOKINGS – Are you ready to rock? 

Hairball rolls into the Swiftel Center Feb. 1. The bombastic celebration of arena rock returns to Brookings with opener Kat Perkins and her gritty rock ’n roll vocals. 

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, with general admission tickets priced at $17 – $10 off the day-of-show pricing. This Stocking Stuffer only lasts through 10 p.m. Thursday and does not include limited-quantity VIP tickets, which are $40. 

VIP ticket holders can party all night long with access to their own private VIP bar and beer station. The VIP section is located with direct access to the stage.

Tickets are available at the Swiftel Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at After next Thursday, general admission tickets are $22 in advance and $27 day-of-show. Student tickets are $10 with a valid college ID.


Hairball is a tribute band with a twist, impersonating ’70s and ’80s band and lead singers right down to the pyrotechnics, lighting and costuming. The band prides itself on nailing some of the most memorable licks and chops of all time, while adding its own style and flare that it’s cultivated over decades of performing. 

The stage becomes an entirely new rock concert several times throughout the night. The main vocalists lead the band through a two-hour homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world including: Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Van Halen, KISS, Motley Crue, Queen, Journey, Aerosmith, Twisted Sister and Bon Jovi. 

Kat Perkins

Perkins grew up in Scranton, North Dakota, surrounded by a family of musicians. 

After seeking as many opportunities as she could, including spending several summers as a main act on the Medora Musical stage, she moved to Minneapolis to pursue music on a more professional scale. She quickly gained the attention of the Twin Cities music scene in the several projects and bands she formed over the years. The most successful act was her rock band, Scarlet Haze, which went on to open for Bon Jovi and worked with some of the music industry’s most well-known acts. 

After a hiatus due to vocal surgery, Perkins made a musical comeback in 2014 by auditioning and appearing on season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. 

She’s since gone on an average of two military tours per year to perform for troops overseas, performed at sold-out venues across America, and goes into schools to speak to students about following their dreams, living a fearless life and making a positive impact on the world.

For more information, visit, call 692-7539 and follow the Swiftel Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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