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June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$49.50
Friday, June 7
Tickets’ Starting price = $49.50
Cheap Trick may be one of the most-covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite, “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution. Anyone familiar with Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report will note that Cheap Trick wrote and performed the theme song.
With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, the band was honored in October 2007 by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) for their contributions to the music industry. Cheap Trick were featured in the John Varvatos Spring 2008 ad campaign.
In September 2009, the band performed the classic Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, complete with an orchestra and guest artists Joan Osborne and Ian Ball for nine critically-acclaimed shows in Las Vegas.
Their most current release, The Latest, (released on CD, vinyl and 8-track) has garnered glowing reviews worldwide and continues Cheap Trick’s reign as power-pop progenitors as they celebrate their 35th anniversary together. (Source)
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Cheap Trick is set to electrify The Genesee with its massive sound, led by Robin Zander’s ripping vocals and Rick Nielsen’s scorching guitar riffs.
These ageless icons never rest, having released their 18th studio album, We’re All Alright!, a Christmas album, and their most recent single, The Summer Looks Good on You. Our local heroes from Rockford continue to play to packed crowds around the globe and will once again be in our own backyard!
Treat yourself to a nostalgic evening of unforgettable hits plus some fresh tracks like the four-on-the-floor rocker Long Time Coming. Who knows, Rick Nielsen just might break out his crazy five-neck guitar.
Last year’s show was a sell-out, so be sure to get your tickets early! (Source)