May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bridging elements of ’60s guitar pop, heavy metal, and punk rock, Cheap Trick carved a path of commercial success set the template for subsequent power pop and arena rock artists. Cheap Trick released their self-titled debut album in 1977 and, later that year, found success in Japan with the release of their second album, In Color. The band would achieve mainstream popularity in the United States in 1979 with the breakthrough No. 4 live album At Budokan and a Top 10 single, a live re-recording of “I Want You to Want Me.” They followed with Dream Police (1979), their most commercially successful studio album, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. They later topped the US charts in 1988 with “The Flame.” Cheap Trick has performed live more than 5,000 times and sold more than 20 million albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.