Cheap Trick and Def Leppard tour starts this month

Music News | Jun 1st, 2009

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Multi-platinum rock band Cheap Trick announce the pre-order of the new album The Latest, currently available exclusively through the band’s official website- and on The Latest, produced by Julian Raymond & Howard Willing, continues Cheap Trick’s reign as power-pop progenitors as they celebrate their 35th anniversary together.

Julian Raymond says, “Cheap Trick are fun to record because they are each a master of their craft, and there are so many great new songs on this record. But we also included an old one called ‘When The Lights Are Out.’ I couldn’t believe it wasn’t released in ‘76 when the band did it. I insisted they put it on the record just as it was.” See the video at

Those who take advantage of this unique offer will receive the album on June 23rd just as the band kicks off their summer tour with Def Leppard (tour dates below). Additional limited edition merchandise including the LP and 8-Track will also be available on Amazon is the exclusive digital retailer of The Latest for one month with the album hitting national retail in mid-July.

Cheap Trick formed in the city of Rockford, IL in 1974. The band has since released six platinum albums and had numerous hits including “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police.” Cheap Trick features the original line-up of Robin Zander – vocals and guitar, Rick Nielsen – guitar and backing vocals, Bun E. Carlos – drums and backing vocals & Tom Petersson – bass and backing vocals.

Cheap Trick hits the road this summer for a 40-city tour with Def Leppard. Catch them in the following cities:

23- Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
25- Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
26- Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
28- Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
30- Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

01- Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
03- Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
04- Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
07- Hartford, CT – Meadows Music Theatre
08- Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach
10- Burgettstown, PA – Post-Gazette Pavilion
11- Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amp.
12- Bristow, VA – Nissan Pavilion
15- Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
17- Tinley Park, IL – 1st Midw. Bank Amphitheatre
18- Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater
20- Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp.
21- Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
23- Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
24- Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07- Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Pavilion
08- Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10- Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
11- Birmingham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center
13- West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
14- Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
15- Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
18- New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
19- Houston, TX – C. Woods Mitchell Pavilion
21- Dallas, TX – Center
22- Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
24- Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
25- Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
28- Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
29- Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
30- Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

02- Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
03- Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
05- Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
06- San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater


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