When Illinois rockers Cheap Trick released their debut album back in 1976, the band wasn’t an immediate hit stateside. But in Japan, however, they were an instant sensation, putting on legendary live shows across the country and releasing At Budokan in 1979, which became their US breakthrough.
In honor of the 35th anniversary of their 1978 concerts in Budokan, Japan, Cheap Trick have announced that they will be playing two anniversary shows in New York City and Los Angeles on April 28 and 30.
According to the official press release, the band will play the exact set they played 35 years ago, including songs like "I Want You to Want Me" and "Ain't That a Shame." The first show will be at the John Varvatos Bowery boutique, formerly the home of iconic underground music club CBGB’s, in New York City, and the second at the El Ray theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Fans around the world will be able to watch the April 28 performance in New York City online via Livestream. The April 30 performance in Los Angeles will be televised nationally on AXS TV and fans can get connected during the show by following @axstv on Twitter and using the hashtag #axscheaptrick.
Cheap Trick will hit the road for a nationwide tour beginning on May 3 in Tampa, FL.
To find out more about the anniversary concerts and the upcoming tour, head to the band’s official website.