Cheap Trick headed to Tulsa for show
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Classic rocker Cheap Trick brings its bag of hits back to Tulsa with a June 7 concert at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Tickets start at $50 and go on sale May 3 at tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino, the venue box office or by calling 918-384-ROCK. All guests must be at least 21 years old.
Since the band formed in Illinois in 1973, it’s sold more than 20 million albums with hits that include “Dream Police,” “I Want You to Want Me,” “She’s Tight,” “Surrender,” “Tonight It’s You,” “The Flame” and “I Can’t Take It.” The band is world-renowned for its live show and frequently shares headliner bills at festivals around the globe.
For nearly four decades, Cheap Trick has toured the world after initially finding fame not at home, but in Japan. Its early fanbase there helped spawn the band’s 1979 release, “Cheap Trick at Budokan.” It quickly became the band’s top-selling album.
The band’s performed more than 5,000 concerts, which averages to about 130 shows a year since it formed. To date, Cheap Trick have released 17 studio albums and seven live albums and featured 29 songs on soundtracks.
These days, Cheap Trick includes original members Robin Zander (vocals) Tom Petersson (12-string bass) and Rick Nielsen (guitar, including his signature five-neck guitar). Rick’s son Daxx plays drums on tour.
Cheap Trick returns to Green Country, this time for a June 7 concert at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Courtesy