New Cheap Trick Book “This Band Has No Past” To Be Released In September

A new Cheap Trick book, titled “This Band Has No Past: How Cheap Trick Became Cheap Trick,” is set to be released on September 6 via Jawbone Press. The effort, which was written by Brian J. Kramp, will explore the band’s early days.

Here’s a synopsis [via Amazon]:

“’This band has no past’ was the first line of the farcical biography printed on the inner sleeve of Cheap Trick’s first album, but the band, of course, did have a past—a past that straddles two very different decades: from the tumult of the sixties to the anticlimax of the seventies, from the British Invasion to the record industry renaissance, with the band’s debut album arriving in 1977, the year vinyl sales peaked.

‘This Band Has No Past’ tells the story of a bar band from the Midwest—the best and weirdest bar band in the Midwest—and how these four baby boomers, having been lucky enough to avoid the Vietnam draft, doggedly pursued a most unlikely career in rock’n’roll and made it on their own terms. It traces every gnarly limb of the family tree of bands that culminated in Cheap Trick, then details how this unlikely foursome paid their dues—with interest—night after night, slogging it out everywhere from high schools to bars to bowling alleys to fans’ back yards, before signing to Epic Records and releasing two brilliant albums six months apart.

Drawing on more than eighty original interviews, ‘This Band Has No Past’ is packed full of new insights and information that fans of the band will devour. How was the Cheap Trick logo created? How did the checkerboard pattern come to be associated with the band? When did Rick Nielsen start wearing a ballcap 24/7? Who caught their mom and dad rolling on the couch? Read on and find out.”

Watch Cheap Trick Perform “I Want You To Want Me” With Stone Temple Pilots’ Jeff Gutt

During Cheap Trick’s March 27 show in Brisbane, Australia, the band were joined onstage by Stone Temple Pilots’ Jeff Gutt for a performance of “I Want You To Want Me.” You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

More Dates Added To Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick’s Upcoming Tour

Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick have added more dates to their summer North American tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

06/10 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
06/11 Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
06/14 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06/17 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/18 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
06/21 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/24 Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
06/26 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
07/01 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
07/02 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/05 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
07/07 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Ground
07/08 Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
07/12 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/15 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
07/16 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/22 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/23 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
07/26 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/27 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/13 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/19 Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena
08/20 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/23 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/26 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
08/27 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/31 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/02 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater
09/03 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
09/07 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
09/09 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
09/10 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
09/14 Saskatoon, SA – SaskTel Centre
09/16 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/17 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

Cheap Trick To Open For Rod Stewart On Summer North American Tour

Cheap Trick will be serving as the supporting act on Rod Stewart’s summer North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/01 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
07/02 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/05 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
07/12 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/16 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/22 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/26 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/27 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/12 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/13 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/19 Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G Etess Arena
08/20 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/23 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/27 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/31 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
09/02 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater
09/03 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Cheap Trick Perform At Baltimore Ravens Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game

Earlier today (January 9), Cheap Trick performed live during halftime at the Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Cheap Trick Announce Las Vegas Residency

Cheap Trick have announced a four-night Las Vegas residency. The shows will take place at The Strat Theater on February 25-26 and March 4-5. Guitarist Rick Nielsen told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the following:

“We’re going to play sort of like what we had done before, when we’ve played a full album, and then extra tracks. We’re going to try to do that in Vegas. We can play the first album, the second album, third album and fourth album over a four-night stand.”

Cheap Trick Bassist Tom Petersson Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson is currently recovering from open-heart surgery. He said the following about that:

“Hi everyone, You may have noticed that I was sitting down during Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ performance last night. I had to have open heart surgery a month ago and am under doctor’s orders to take it easy. I’m currently recuperating and slowly but surely getting stronger every day. Can’t wait to get back to see all of you again soon.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Cheap Trick Perform “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” On “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”

Cheap Trick were the musical guests on last night’s (April 8) episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” You can see footage of the band performing “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” on the show below. That track is from their new album “In Another World,” which was released today (April 9).

Cheap Trick Premiere New Song “Light Up The Fire”, Reveal Details For New Album “In Another World”

Cheap Trick have premiered a new song titled “Light Up The Fire.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Another World,” which will be released on April 9.

“In Another World” Track Listing:

01. “Here Comes The Summer”
02. “Quit Waking Me Up”
03. “Another World”
04. “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll”
05. “The Party”
06. “Final Days”
07. “So It Goes”
08. “Light Up The Fire”
09. “Passing Through”
10. “Here’s Looking At You”
11. “Another World Reprise”
12. “I’ll See You Again”
13. “Gimme Some Truth”