ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

The PPL Center is hosting its first country act in September.

On Monday, the home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team announced that powerhouse group  Rascal Flatts will perform at the center in downtown Allentown on September 26.

The trio, comprised of Gary LeVox, 43, Jay DeMarcus, 42, and Joe Don Rooney, 38, is on the road promoting its latest album, "Rewind."

The group formed in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio and is the most-awarded country group of the past decade.

Pre sale tickets are available on Tuesday, and regular tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m. at pplcenter.com or by phone 610-347-TIXX.