Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on January 28, 2010

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Cheap Trick

Audi of America today announced that it will advertise during Super Bowl XLIV, the brand's third consecutive time in the Super Bowl. The spot will highlight the Audi A3 TDI, recently named by Green Car Journal as the 2010 "Green Car of the Year" and will have a fun, tongue-in-cheek environmental theme. Rock legends Cheap Trick will reinterpret one of their classic pieces as the soundtrack to the commercial.

Returning to the Super Bowl after a nearly 20-year hiatus, the 2008 Audi spot delivered a parody of the movie "The Godfather" and signaled that the brand was ready to challenge the perceived luxury leaders. The 2009 effort featured actor Jason Statham in a series of high-speed chase scenes involving recent luxury models, sending the dual message that some things are best left in the past and luxury is evolving, with Audi at the forefront. This year, Audi will demonstrate its leadership position within the luxury segment with a brand spot that delivers the message that being environmentally conscious might not be easy, but the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel is now a proven environmental solution. [press release]

Not counting a 'Best of', Cheap Trick's latest release is a live CD & DVD from a show where they performed the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track for track with "the New York Philharmonic orchestra, an Indian music ensemble and an array of several very special guests". It was released in 2009 just a couple of months after they also put out a new album of their own material (called "The Latest").

Monday night (1/25), Cheap Trick played a show at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza here in NYC (they also played a private/taped shows at St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn the night after that). More pictures from Irving along with the setlist and all future tour dates (they have a gig coming in Atlantic City soon), below...

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Cheap Trick setlist
Way of the World
Come On Come On
If You Want My Love
I Want You to Want Me
These Days
Baby Loves to Rock
Sleep Forever
Heaven Tonight
Miss Tomorrow
Miracle
Just Got Back
Sick Man of Europe
Closer -The Ballad of Burt & Linda
Surrender
Dream Police
Auf Wiedersehen
He's A Whore
Good Night

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Cheap Trick - 2010 Tour Dates
1/29/10 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrahs - CT on at 9pm - tix on sale 12/5/09 - available at harrahs.com or ticketmaster.com

1/30/10 - Boston, MA - House of Blues. Tix on sale 11/20/09. livenation.com

2/4/10 - Toronto, ONT Canada - The Sound Academy. CT on at 8:30pm. Tix on sale 12/14/09 through ticketmaster.ca

2/5/10 - Windsor, ONT - The Colosseum at Caesar's Windsor. CT on at 8pm. Tix available at: ticketmaster.com - TIX ON SALE 12/4/09

2/25/10 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues - CT on at 9:15p. Tix on sale 12/5/09 available at www.ticketmaster.com

2/26/10 - Rancho Mirage, CA - Agua Caliente Casino - CT on at 8pm. Tix on sale 1/9/10 available at hotwatercasino.com/theshow

3/2/10 + 3/3/10 - Milwaukee WI - Potawatomi Casino - CT on at 8pm. Tix on sale Jan 9

3/5/10 - Kansas City, MO - Ameristar Casino - CT on at 8pm. Tix on sale 11/30/09 available at tickets.com

3/19/10 - Austin, TX - Auditorium Shores - More information at www.sxsw.com

3/20/10 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Events Center - CT on at 8:00p. Tix info at starticketsplus.com

3/26/10 - Enoch, AB Canada - River Cree Casino - CT on at 8pm. Tix on sale 1/29/10 at www.ticketmaster.ca

3/28/10 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino - CT on at 7pm

4/24/10 - Laughlin, NV - Laughlin River Run/Aquarius Casino Resort - CT on at 9pm

5/1/10 - Cary, NC - Booth Amphitheater - CT on at 9:30pm. Tix on sale January 2010 through ticketmaster.com

NEW! 6/5/10 - Peachtree City, GA - Fred Amphitheater - CT on at 9:00pm. Tix on sale 3/6/10 at www.amphitheater.org

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Comments (42)

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Posted by TXn | January 28, 2010 3:16 PM

The Jason Faulkner / Roger Joseph Manning JR set was a short but sweet taste of Jellyfish... the crowd was half blissful and half confused (during the first song someone shouted for them to get off of the stage only to be met by a near mob of die hard Jellyfish fans at the front of the stage)

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 3:22 PM

Irving Plaza still exists?

Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2010 3:23 PM

Cheap Trick... really????
WHO FUCKING CARES?!?!?!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 3:30 PM

lots of people, apparently.. place was PACKED.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 3:32 PM

the fact that someone heckled half of Jellyfish (at a Cheap Trick show no less) shows a insane amount of disrespect

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 3:46 PM

total sell out. and at fifty plus bucks a pop. Apparently lots of people still care.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 3:46 PM

that's a lot of guitar picks

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 4:07 PM

WORST SHOW EVER. HANG IT UP TRICK.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 4:12 PM

It was a decent show, but a little disappointing. It was way too short at an hour and 15 minutes, especially one that cost $55. Plus, there were too many shitty new songs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 4:42 PM

They didn't do "The Flame"?

Posted by Regular reader | January 28, 2010 5:08 PM

Great show. They still got it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 5:17 PM

Definitely too packed. Could have/should have added a second show. Set list omits He's a Whore an all-time fan favorite.

Hey 3:30 drop dead will ya? What did you do Monday night? Stay home and pull your pud to How I Meht Your Mother? Beach House on Jimmy Fallon?
You big douche.

Posted by smack | January 28, 2010 5:21 PM

i can't believe they neglect the first album like that... at the very least they should have done ELO Kiddies and Oh Candy...

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 5:32 PM

"i can't believe they neglect the first album like that... at the very least they should have done ELO Kiddies and Oh Candy..."

I know. Instead they play seven new songs no one cares about. Now that's a cheap trick to pull on your audience.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 5:42 PM

This was a great show. Seeing half of Jellyfish play together was amazing. Then watching half of Jellyfish back up CT for the whole set was equally as incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 5:54 PM

DreaMEH Police

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 6:04 PM

The 12-string bass is exquisite.

Posted by Marlon Richards | January 28, 2010 7:18 PM

Cheap Trick are total punx

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2010 9:27 PM

Over the Edge has the greatest movie soundtrack of all time--thanks to Cheap Trick and more!

Posted by Regular reader | January 28, 2010 11:50 PM

Cheap Trick is a rock dynamo! Awesome set. Loved Roger and Jason joining CT.

Posted by Diana | January 29, 2010 12:46 AM

Simply the worst ever.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 9:55 AM

they should have retired long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 10:17 AM

one hit wonders. who cares. au

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 10:51 AM

CHEAP TRICK ROCKS!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 11:27 AM

one hit wonders??????? worst show ever???????? are you all right????
these guys have had over 15 ten 20 singles and the most respect in the music industry..so fvck ya self at least there orignal band not like others

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 6:51 PM

An embarrassment to the eyes and an affront to the ears.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 11:04 PM

You stood in front of me on stage left when you took those photos at St. Ann's---on Tom's side of the stage...Bet you didn't know that the guitar Robin uses/used on "I Want You To Want Me" was once my old 1975 Fender Tele' Custom Deluxe..

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2010 11:54 PM

Wow, good to see readers of vegan blogs are douchebags, too. They played new songs because they're promoting a new record. If you wanted a nostalgia act you should track down a Who show. As for the haters, Rick Nielsen has more talent in his left nut than you fucktards will muster in a lifetime of trying to marry some hellish version of Lou Reed as filtered through Jay-Z.

Posted by Mangina Travelogue | January 30, 2010 9:26 PM

Seriously Mr. Vagina, Cheap Trick will be remembered as nothing more than a footnote in music history, a weeping rash on the buttocks of rock and roll. They're cosmically awful.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2010 12:46 AM

It was a good show, the place was very packed. The set was too slow for about 5 tunes in the middle and too much new stuff.

Posted by Carlo | January 31, 2010 6:46 PM

CT continues to rock hard. Their new album received rave reviews, from critics, musicians and fans. CT's live shows are consistently awesome.

Posted by Diana | January 31, 2010 10:26 PM

They are my all-time favorite band. What anyone else thinks is irrelevant. Cheap Trick Rocks!

Posted by Jake | February 1, 2010 2:19 AM

great show in boston, too.
wish they had played longer - 1.15 is kinda short.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2010 7:05 PM

"Cosmically awful?" Seriously? Do you have a fucking brain holding your ears apart, Mr. Anonymous, or have you reduced it to creamy, delicious guac? You're just another annoying NY Hipster. Go steal a pale ale from one of your seven roomates and watch a documentary about Susan Sontag. Or let's do this: put a Greyhound of you fucks together, load it with TNT, and aim it at Sean Hannity's testicles. OK with you, Kitten? Now, please return to pleasuring yourself to thoughts of your girlfriend's hairy armpits.

Posted by Mangina Travelogue | February 2, 2010 7:34 PM

Anonymous Jan. 31 12:46 AM, how can I put this nicely? You're a total moron! Cheap Trick continue to get mentioned in top music magazines for their contributions to rock, influencing too many musicians to list here, and incredible music that has stood the test of time. Songs like Surrender and I Want You To Want Me have engraved the band's name in history. This band has gold and platinum albums. Cheap Trick's, Tom Petersson invented the 12-String guitar. When best live albums are discussed, Budokan Live never fails to come up. In 2009, Classic Rock Magazine (UK) said, Cheap Trick's latest albums rival the ones from the start of their career. Trick consistently receives glowing reviews of their live shows. You have no idea what you are talking about Anonymous.

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Posted by Indie Power | February 4, 2010 6:41 PM

Cheap Trick Still Rocks! Name another Band together 36 Years(yes, they formed in '74)that can still rock like this and has CD's of New material that's as good as their early stuff!
And how Robin Zander can still sing like he does is Incredible. Long Live the Trick!

Posted by Biff | February 25, 2010 5:56 PM

Great stuff, Mangina Travelogue. You've hit it. NYC is turning into Terd City, thanks to Bloomberg. Another reason I can't wait to get the hell out of here. Giant pedestrian malls in midtown, ducky little tables and chairs on Broadway, and your choice of where to get run over in a bike lane. It's a joke. Let's go green, everybody. Meanwhile I'm trying to get a tree for in front of my house from the city for 2-1/2 years...all I get is a big run-around. So much for Blooming-idiot-berg and his Save The Planet/Million Trees program.

Posted by Tiffy | April 25, 2010 11:08 AM

Cheap Trick is one of the most influential bands of all time. Pearl Jam, Fugazi, Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, OK Go, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Plain White T's, and Foo Fighters are just a few of the bands that have gone on record citing Cheap Trick as a major influence. They are the hardest working band their age and still tour more than most bands today. Their first three albums are masterpieces. Some of you should do some research before posting such blatantly ignorant statements.

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