Cheap Trick Concert History

Cheap Trick is an American power pop/rock n roll band from Rockford, Illinois that's played for over four decades, and in 2016 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Having gained popularity in the late-70s centered within the Midwest and within Japan, the band members are Rick Nielsen (guitarist and main songwriter), Bun E. Carlos (born Brad Carlson) (drums), Robin Zander (vocals and guitars), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar). Though they...

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Dec 13, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick Pechanga Arena San Diego San Diego, California, United States
Dec 09, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick Golden 1 Center Sacramento, California, United States
Dec 07, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick ExtraMile Arena Boise, Idaho, United States
Dec 05, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick Spokane Arena Spokane, Washington, United States
Dec 03, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick PNE Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nov 17, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick The O2 London, England, United Kingdom
Nov 16, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick Utilita Arena Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Nov 13, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick Utilita Arena Birmingham Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Nov 11, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Nov 09, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick First Direct Arena Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Nov 08, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick AO Arena Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Nov 05, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick 3Arena Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Nov 04, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick The SSE Arena, Belfast Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Nov 02, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick OVO Hydro Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Oct 31, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Oct 30, 2024
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Journey / Cheap Trick Utilita Arena Cardiff Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Oct 21, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick Madison Square Garden New York, New York, United States
Oct 19, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Oct 17, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Oct 16, 2024
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Heart / Cheap Trick Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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Sep 29, 2024
 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Kansas / Cheap Trick on Jan 11, 1978 [472-small]

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Jan 11, 1978
 Houston, Texas, United States
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Aug 24, 2008
 Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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Apr 22, 1999
 Albany, New York, United States
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Ricky Racer Mar 29, 2023

Cheap Trick is coming to the Fred in Peachtree City!

Originally forming in 1973, Cheap Trick broke through to mainstream popularity in 1979 with their breakthrough No. 4 live album, At Budokan, and the Top 10 single “I Want You To Want Me.” The bands follow-up album, Dream Police reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band has won over legions of loyal fans with 17 studio albums and a catalog of hits such as “Surrender,” “Ain’t That A Shame,” “Dream Police,” “The Flame,” and more. Throughout their career, which spans more than 5 decades, the band has performed more than 5,000 live shows and has sold more than 20 million albums. Cheap Trick was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Their heavy guitar-driven sound, laden with punk-rock undertones delicately balanced with power pop paved the way for arena rock acts and has been cited as influencing artists such as Nirvana, Green Day, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins.


Richard Binder Nov 04, 2021

There is a date that needs added. My first concert was New England, UFO and Cheap Trick. Prairie Capital Convention Center. February 6th , 1981. I remember New England's drummer came down from the riser and having the longest hair I'd ever seen. Michael Shenker was playing lead guitar and his Marshall amp head quit working. He shoved the stack and it fell over. Roadies had another whole Marshall stack put in place quickly. Not just the head. My older friend's girlfriend was pulled up on stage along with quite a few others for Bun E. Carlos drum solo. They gave them Bun E. masks to wear. My friends are amazed I remember long term so well. Considering all the partying we did.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is Cheap Trick?

Cheap Trick is a pop-metal-punk fusion band that has endured a great legacy from the 1970s to the present day, having sold over 20 million records. Despite the lineup changing several times over the decades, Cheap Trick has developed a cult following.

What genre is Cheap Trick?

Primarily a pop band with a real 1960s and '70s spirit, Cheap Trick also conveyed elements of rock and embraced elements of philosophic absurdism in their lyrics while their instrumentation blended power chords with pop-fused beats.

When did Cheap Trick start?

When Cheap Trick first started in 1967 by Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson, it was called “Fuse,” but in 1972, the band assumed a new name: “Sick Man of Europe.” On August 15, 1973, the band changed its name a third time to “Cheap Trick,” performing their first concert with the new name in Wisconsin in 1974.

The following year, Cheap Trick recorded its first demo and began performing at small venues in the Midwest, gaining the attention of Epic Records, which signed Cheap Trick in 1976. Cheap Trick released its self-titled debut album with Epic on February 3, 1977 followed by In Color just seven months later.

Who were the original members of Cheap Trick?

The original members of Cheap Trick who are credited on their 1977 debut album are:

  • Frontman Robin Zander on lead vocals and rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen on lead guitar, mandocello, and backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson on bass guitar and backing vocal
  • Bun E. Carlos on drums

Why did Bun E. Carlos leave Cheap Trick?

Bun E. Carlos left Cheap Trick in 2010 after 37 years with the band. Though there were several reasons for his departure, it primarily came down to a dispute between Carlos and Zander about the number of shows the band would perform in Las Vegas, which led to Carlos’s dismissal from the band. On March 9, 2010, the band issued a statement to the effect that Carlos was no longer recording, touring, or acting as a member of the band in any capacity.

That might have been the end of it, but in 2012, Cheap Trick stopped paying Carlos and refused to include him in any further business decisions, so Carlos sued the band for $600,000. On February 26, 2015, the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum with Zander announcing that Carlos was now a non-touring member of the band who would be involved in business decisions going forward.

What is the song "Surrender" by Cheap Trick about?

"Surrender" is about the intergenerational relationship between Baby Boomers and Gen. X. Released in 1978 on the album Heaven Tonight, it's a song engaging the adolescents of the 1970s and how they begin to question the generation that raised them. It contains themes about sex, coming-of-age, drugs, and most of all, a "surrender" to loosening inhibitions and garnering a kind of youthful, zestful freedom.

What Elvis Presley Song did Cheap Trick remake?

On July 13, 1956, Elvis Presley released the single “Don’t Cruel,” a B-side track that managed to defy the norm and become one of the biggest and most influential rock songs of history. The song would be covered by many artists over the next few decades including Cheap Trick, whose version of the song peaked at number four on the Hot 100 chart in the US in 1988.

How many concerts has Cheap Trick had?

Cheap Trick has had 2,638 concerts.

What genre is Cheap Trick?

Cheap Trick is most often considered to be Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), Mellow Gold, Art Rock, Power Pop, New Wave Pop, Glam Metal, Glam Rock, and Beatlesque.

When is the next Cheap Trick concert?

The next Cheap Trick concert is on April 20, 2024 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. The bands performing are: Heart / Cheap Trick.

When was the last Cheap Trick concert?

The last Cheap Trick concert was on April 06, 2024 at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida, United States. The bands that performed were: REO Speedwagon / Cheap Trick.

What setlist does Cheap Trick play live?

The songs that Cheap Trick performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the April 06, 2024 concert at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida, United States:

  1. Clock Strikes Ten
  2. Hot Love
  3. California Man
  4. If You Want My Love
  5. Southern Girls
  6. Ain't That a Shame
  7. Downed
  8. I Know What I Want
  9. The Flame
  10. I Want You to Want Me
  11. Dream Police
  12. Surrender
  13. Goodnight

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