Hear Cheap Trick’s ‘Summer’ Song; 2018 Tour Starts

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Cheap Trick have joined classic rock band Poison, with all original members, on the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, produced by Live Nation.

On the eve of the tour which began May 18 (see below), Cheap Trick released a single, “The Summer Looks Good on You.” Listen to it below.

In the tour announcement, Poison’s lead singer Bret Michaels, Poison lead singer said: “It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!”

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen added: “Another Poison/Cheap Trick Tour!!! It’s always been FUN with these guys!”

Since the ’70s, Cheap Trick–Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar)–have offered their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous pop wit and rock ‘n’ roll. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” the band, now with drummer Daxx Nielsen, continue to tour relentlessly and in 2016 they earned induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Watch the lyric video for Cheap Trick’s “The Summer Looks Good on You”

Related: Our inside story on Cheap Trick’s rise

Watch Trick’s first song, “Hello There,” from the stage during their May 18 tour opener

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Poison, fronted by reality TV star Michaels (lead vocals/guitar), Bobby Dall (bass), Rikki Rockett (drums), and CC Deville (guitars), is known for their high energy live show. They have sold a reported 40+ million albums and DVDs worldwide. They’ve released seven studio albums, four live albums, and five compilation albums. They’ve charted 12 singles on the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Unskinny Bop,” and “Something To Believe In,” as well as the #1 smash hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”

Their breakthrough debut album, the multi-Platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, Open Up and Say… Ahh!, which became the band’s most successful album, being certified five times Platinum in the U.S. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi-Platinum selling album, Flesh & Blood.

Cheap Trick 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

With Poison
5/25 – Kansas City, KS – Sprint Center
5/26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/29 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
6/2 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
6/3 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/5 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
6/7 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
6/8 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/9 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
6/12 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/13 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheatre
6/14 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
6/15 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/17 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
6/19 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
6/21 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
6/22 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6/23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/24 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center
6/26 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
6/30 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
7/01 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Event Center

Watch Cheap Trick perform “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police” from the front row

Other Cheap Trick Dates
5/27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma 2018
6/29 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park (with Lynyrd Skynyrd)
7/06 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre (with Lynyrd Skynyrd)
7/08 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/13 – Manchester, IA – Delaware County Fair
7/14 – Chippewa Falls, WI – Northern Wisconsin State Fair
7/20 – Bossier City, IA – Horseshoe Bossier City – Riverdome
7/25 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Klondike Days Fair
7/26 – Minot, ND – North Dakota State Fair
7/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field (with Def Leppard, Journey)
8/03 – Leamington, ON – Hogs for Hospice
8/04 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair – Celeste Center
8/05 – Binghamton, NY – Spiedle Festival
8/11 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with Def Leppard, Journey)
8/24 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (with Def Leppard, Journey)
8/26 – Du Quoin, IL – Du Quoin State Fair
8/30 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center of the Arts Amphitheater
8/31 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre


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