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Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick found early success in Japan, and capitalized on this popularity by recording Cheap Trick at Budokan in Tokyo on April 28 and 30, 1978, with an audience of 12,000 screaming Japanese fans nearly drowning out the band at times. [At Budokan] was intended for release only in Japan but with strong airplay of the promotional album From Tokyo to You, an estimated 30,000 import copies were sold in the United States and the album was released domestically in February 1979. The album also introduced two previously unreleased original songs, "Lookout" and "Need Your Love".

In the U.S., the album peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 and became the group's best selling album with over three million copies sold. It also ranked number 13 on Billboard's Top Pop Albums of 1979 year-end chart. The single "I Want You to Want Me" reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single, a cover of Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame" also charted, reaching number 35. Cheap Trick at Budokan was certified triple Platinum in 1986 by the RIAA. -[Wiki]

So yeah, you could say that Live at Budokan was OK for Cheap Trick. Maybe even big enough to warrant a party?

Cheap Trick will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the concerts with a pair of US shows on the two shows' anniversaries, on April 28 at the John Varvatos boutique on the Bowery in New York (formerly CBGB, the subject of an amazing looking film) and April 30 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Each day will see the band performing the exact set the did in Japan 35 years prior, and both shows will be streamed online. A VERY limited number of tickets for the NYC show are available as part of a anniversary boxset deal.

Head below to stream all of the band's landmark LP.

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Comments (30)

I love Cheap Trick. But, this is probably one of the corniest way to have a show. Not only do I have to sign up and probably be bombarded by spam for the rest of my life, I'll have to buy a $500 package to see them in what is probably the most 'soul-less' place in NYC surrounded by a bunch of old men w/botox. No Thanks!

Play the BK waterfront instead.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 11:49 AM

Ha recreating a live show..

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 11:54 AM

If no Bun, they ain't re-creating jack.

Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2013 12:01 PM

I can't think of any band worthy of $500 tickets. Maybe if The Beatles reunited with the corpses of John and George on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 12:13 PM

Just got two...now where's my botox?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 12:17 PM

After crew , rec co geeks , hangers on & store clerks im guessing there will be room for 13 fans.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:08 PM

Yes, let's recreate a show that took place 30 years ago at a Japanese ARENA by playing the same set at what was formerly the tiny shithole birthplace of punk rock but now exists as a boutique for rich assholes that want to look "rock n roll."

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:22 PM

No show is worth a lifetime of SPAM. Fuck that noise.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:31 PM

I
Want
You
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To
Buy
Jeeeeeans

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:38 PM

$500?????? That's really uncool.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:45 PM

They did this album in it's entirety back in the 90's at Roseland when Bun E was still in the band and it was FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 1:46 PM

Wait a minute, I thought Cheap Trick were not going on tour again? It was just going to be those shows last year? Oh clowns who think they know everything on here, please come out and take your beating now. Goes without saying for you fuckheads, TOLD YOU SO!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:03 PM

2:03 is 61 and believes in the power of botox.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:06 PM

2:06 don't know his BV threads too well

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:29 PM

2:29 spends WAAAAAAAAAAY too much time in his mom's basement reading threads on BV

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:35 PM

2:29 is sulking right now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 2:57 PM

I was also at that show 146.........Todd Rundgren was also there and jammed with the Trick on "Ain't That A Shame"......great show....

Posted by Benniken | April 5, 2013 3:01 PM

2:35 am dyslexic.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:10 PM

wow five hundred bucks for 3/4 of the original band playing a recreation of a live album originally recorded o the other side of the world in a wrestling arena now in a clothing store that used to be a famous punk club that Cheap Trick never had anything to do with originally. Makes perfect sense right?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:11 PM

For another thousand you can watch John Varvatos suck Rick Nielsen's checker board patterned dick in the previously infamous downstairs bathroom.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:13 PM

"2:06 don't know his BV threads too well"

@2:29, I feel really bad for you. You may not have a life but you can take solace in the fact that you know BV threads well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:25 PM

Wait a minute, I thought 2:29 was not going on tour again? It was just going to be those shows last year? Oh clowns who think they know everything on here, please come out and take your beating now. Goes without saying for you fuckheads, TOLD YOU SO!

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:27 PM

expensive trick

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 3:43 PM

Robin Zander Band ripped up BB Kings last night for $35.
Where were ya?

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 5:57 PM

Worst band ever

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 9:29 AM

^ First of all-dumb.

Second of all, the sound of all those screeching Japs prevents me from enjoying that "landmark" release-SCRUB FROM THE MASTER TAPES.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 9:34 AM

I would be much more interested in some Cheap Hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 1:36 PM

"This is the first song off our new album..."

Posted by Anonymous | April 6, 2013 6:44 PM

So yeah, you could say that Live at Budokan was OK for Cheap Trick. Maybe even big enough to warrant a party?

Posted by PAUL | April 9, 2013 4:27 AM

Do you have any news about these events? I want to see some concert's pictures or videos.

Posted by Bobby | July 19, 2013 7:33 PM

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