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5th-grade teacher to open for Eddie Money

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Michigan's own Crashing Cairo will be opening for Eddie Money in Clarkston this Friday.

Rock stars like Gene Simmons and Sting used to be teachers, not long before having sold-out concerts across the world. For Crashing Cairo, this serves as a good omen as they prepare to open for Eddie Money at the DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday.

The Michigan pop-rock group's lead singer, Robert Wax, is a fifth-grade teacher at Norwood Elementary in Royal Oak. Drummer David West is a software engineer who also advises future engineers.

Blending together the styles of Radiohead and U2, Crashing Cairo talked with Stateside's Mercedes Mejia about their road to performing at the DTE Energy Center.