The Illinois quartet, who originally formed in 1973, will delight fans with their huge back catalogue of rock classics, including hits ‘Surrender’, ‘I Want You To Want Me’, ‘Dream Police’ and ‘The Flame’. The tour comes on the back of their most recent 2016 album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, their 17th studio release and first for 7 years, which includes the single ‘When I Wake Up Tomorrow’.
Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello shows exactly why the band are so loved and revered. Classic Rock made it an album of the month with a resounding 9/10 lead review, Uncut declared in their 8/10 review that the “American powerpop greats [are] on great form… consistently thrilling”, whilst Mojo, not to be outdone, claimed it to be, “a guns-blazing reinforcement of classic tropes [by] masters of pop finesse”
Now an indisputable institution, Cheap Trick have amassed a huge worldwide following over four decades, achieved a string of awards and honours, featured on over 20 film soundtracks and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2016.
The constant core of the band remains one of a kind – four guys, three chords and tunes that will last in perpetuity. Each member contributes different elements to their songcraft – a riff, a chorus, a hook – which are then jammed into three-and-a-half perfect minutes of powerhouse pop rock. The new record is loud and gives a fresh feel to the setlist, whilst still harnessing the original ‘70s sound that has become their trademark.
Commenting on the tour the band said, “We love touring the world and playing music to our loyal fan base – this is what we do and we’ll probably never quit! We’re as excited and energised today as we’ve ever been and we can’t wait to hit the UK this summer!”
Cheap Trick are Robin Zander (vocals), Rick Nielsen (guitar), Tom Petersson (bass) and Daxx Nielsen (drums).
UK Tour dates
Tue 27th Jun – London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
Wed 28th Jun – Manchester, Academy
Thu 29th Jun – Bristol, O2 Academy
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