Cheap Trick Schedule
One of music's most entertaining outfits, the hard-touring Cheap Trick, has crafted its own
brand of catchy, energized music evident in Surrender, I Want You to Want Me and Dream Police.
For four decades, they
have created a hefty fan base evident in their continued sold-out shows today!
Sing along with all of their greatest
hits, as Cheap Trick is back at it and have planned stops for: the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida;
the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida; Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida; Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana;
Soaring Eagle Casino Concert Hall in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel in Salamanca, New York; Arcada
Theater in Saint Charles, Illinois; The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey; Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn, Massachusetts;
Deerfoot Inn and Casino in Calgary, Alberta; Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada; the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario;
and the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec.
Cheap Trick Background
Hailing from Rockford, Illinois, Cheap
Trick is comprised of members Robin Zander (frontman, rhythm guitar); Rick Nielsen (lead guitar, backing vocals); Tom Petersson
(bass guitar, backing vocals); and Bun E. Carlos (drums, percussion). They were established in 1974 and issued their debut
album, Cheap Trick, in early 1977. The album was followed by In Color, which spawned the singles, I Want You To Want Me, So
Good to See You and Southern Girls.
Their 1978 release, Heaven Tonight, mashed elements of their first two albums. The
album was billed by many critics and fans as Cheap Trick's best album. The leading track, Surrender, was Cheap Trick's first
single to land on the charts, placing at No. 65.
Although none of Cheap Trick's initial albums secured a spot on the
Top 40 in the U.S., Cheap Trick did manage to turn those same albums into gold in Japan. When Cheap Trick toured Japan for
the first time, they were greeted an over-the-top reception, resembling Beatlemania.
The live album cultivated from
the tour, Cheap Trick at Budokan, catapulted the band into global fame. The album earned triple platinum states in the U.S.
A live rendition of I Want You to Want Me became a hit - reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also became Cheap Trick's
most popular-selling single. The second single Ain't That A Shame scored the No. 35 spot.
In late 1979, the album, Dream
Police, arrived, producing a hit of the same name as well as the single, Voices.
By mid-1980, Cheap Trick was taking
the top spot on marquees across the country when All Shook Up came out. All Shook Up climbed the charts to No. 24 and was
Cheap Trick scored two minor hits with the power ballad, If You Want My Love, and She's Tight, from
the album, One on One (1982).
They released Next Position Please in 1983, which included Dancing The Night Away - a
cover of The Motors' original song. Standing on the Edge came next in 1985, which produced Tonight It's You. The single charted
at No. 8 on Billboard's Top Rock Tracks. The band followed up with The Doctor, which didn't gain the commercial success of
the other ones. But it was in 1988, when Lap of Luxury came out, that Cheap Trick made some waves. The single, The Flame,
was their first-ever No. 1 single, and their second single, Elvis' Don't Be Cruel, also made its way to the Top 10. Lap of
Luxury went platinum, and was considered Cheap Trick's comeback album.
A string of other albums came out in the '90s,
including Busted, Woke Up With A Monster and Cheap Trick. Busted produced the single, Can't Stop Falling Into Love, which
peaked at No. 12 on the charts.
Today, the band continues to tour tirelessly, playing to sold-out arenas and clubs all
over the world.
Cheap Trick Trivia
In 1999, Cheap Trick cut a revised version of Big Star's In the Street.
In the Street ended up being used as the theme song for the popular TV show, That '70s Show.
Cheap Trick Concert
When it comes to a live performance, Cheap Trick is anything but predictable. Even though the band has been
around for 40 years, time hasn't taken its toll on their energized, raw rock-and-roll shows.
What is always consistent
at a Cheap Trick concert, is that Cheap Trick maintains its standing as one of America's best rock and roll groups. You'll
find that Rick Nielsen still throws out guitar picks, clowns around and plays an ensemble of over-the-top guitars that make
it look easy as pie. And Robin Zander still retains his frontman status.
You'll find that it's almost impossible to
sit through a Cheap Trick Show without moving and swaying at any given time.
So don't miss out on a live performance
of Cheap Trick, and make sure you reserve your tickets in advance before it's too late!