Cheap Trick – 2014 Concert Schedule
Since their debut, Cheap Trick's music has struck a chord with fans all
over the world, and their legacy continues to inspire up-and-coming rock bands to this day. With classic songs like "I Want
You to Want Me," "Surrender," and "Dream Police," their music dominated the airwaves, and scored them coveted positions on
many "best of" lists in various music publications. These legends are still rocking out and touring, allowing new and longtime
fans the chance to experience the magic of their live shows. During Cheap Trick's 2014 concert tour, fans can hit up their
shows at venues like the Kansas State Fair, Clay County Fair, Chicago's Wrigley Field, the Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, Chicago's
Humboldt Park, Knoxville's Tennessee Theatre, Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, the Kiss Kruise, The Warfield in San Francisco,
the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, and plenty more. If you're ready to experience what fans and critics have been raving
about for decades, visit StubHub today for your Cheap Trick concert tickets before they're all sold out!
Known for their classic hit songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender," and "Dream Police," Cheap
Trick first rose to prominence in the 1970s, beginning with their debut self-titled album. However, it was their next album,
"In Color," that took their fame to the next level. The album was an enormous hit in Japan, where their single "Clock Strikes
Ten" hit the number 1 spot on the charts. "In Color" produced one of Cheap Trick's most popular songs, "I Want You to Want
Me," and the album was later included on many "best of" lists. After "In Color" was released, Cheap Trick returned to the
studio to begin recording their third album, "Heaven Tonight," which was later released in 1978. According to many fans and
critics, "Heaven Tonight" was the perfect combination of power pop balanced by hard rock, and it is considered by most to
be Cheap Trick's best album. With catchy hooks and just enough rock edge, the album was a huge success for the band and marked
a turning point. "Heaven Tonight" also solidified Cheap Trick's superstar status in Japan, and songs like "Surrender," "California
Man," and "Auf Wiedersehen" had fans in the U.S. scrambling to get their hands on the album. Continuing on their success,
Cheap Trick released a live album in 1978 titled, "Cheap Trick at Budokan," which ended up being a big seller. In fact, the
album fared well on the charts all over the world, including in the United States, Canada, the UK, Sweden, and New Zealand.
"Cheap Trick at Budokan" was later listed as being one of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" by Rolling Stone magazine.
Cheap Trick's next album, "Dream Police," was released in 1979, and it quickly soared to the number 6 spot on the Billboard
200 chart. The album's singles "Voices," "Way of the World," and the title track were all big hits, and the album quickly
achieved a platinum certification. Throughout the decades that followed, Cheap Trick continued to record and tour, bringing
their unforgettable rock tunes to fans worldwide.
Cheap Trick's Breakthrough Album
Cheap Trick got their
big break when they released their sophomore album, "In Color." The album marked the beginning of their superstardom in Japan,
and it also established a strong following in the United States as well. Following the success of "In Color," Cheap Trick
went on to release "Heaven Tonight," which was critically acclaimed and adored by fans. Their live album, "Cheap Trick at
Budokan," launched the band to international stardom, eventually going triple platinum in the United States. The album's live
version of "I Want You to Want Me" remains a popular hit today. In addition to their continuous touring and record releases,
Cheap Trick have been cited as influencing a number of other bands, including the likes of Weezer, Foo Fighters, Slipknot,
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Green Day, and many more.
Cheap Trick Trivia
Cheap Trick's album, "Heaven
Tonight," is noted for being the first album to feature what unique instrument? "Heaven Tonight" is regarded as being the
first recorded album that features a 12-string electric bass.
For several decades, Cheap
Trick's timeless music has resonated with fans all over the world, and it has inspired countless other rock bands. Now you
can see this iconic band live in action as they take the stage during their 2014 concert tour. For longtime fans, there's
nothing quite like hearing your favorite Cheap Trick songs performed live in concert, and this year's tour is sure to be a
blast for everyone. As songs like "I Want You to Want Me" and "Dream Police" blast from the stage, you will be able to re-experience
the magic of their music all over again. When Cheap Trick heads to a venue in your city, be sure to check out their show for
an unforgettable night of rock music.