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Cheap Trick played the Paramount w/ Mickey Leigh’s New Yorkestra (pics, setlist), opening Chicago venue

photos by Greg Cristman

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick was amazing… the band barely let up; if there was a second or a pause they ripped into another song, played The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour as if they owned it. “She’s Tight” which brought back images of the video from thirty years ago. “The Dream Police” which I would say is my favorite, and “I Want You to Want Me”. Rickie Nilsson kept flipping guitar picks out into the audience and like a kid I wanted to get one. -[Train Writer]

Cheap Trick played The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island on December 8th, with support from Mickey Leigh’s New Yorkestra (Mickey Leigh is Joey Ramone’s brother). The band has two more dates set on their calendar before the clock strikes 2012, on December 28th at Buckhead Theater in Atlanta and on New Year’s Eve in St. Petersburg, FL at Jannus Landing.

So far, no plans to have Cheap Trick perform at the, um Cheap Trick. As BV Chicago posted last month

Cheap Trick, the Rockford band behind the ’70s hits “Dream Police” and “I Want You to Want Me,” announced that it will “curate” a museum and music venue in a former Buick dealership at 2245 S. Michigan in the emerging Record Row-Motor Row district.

Band manager David Frey said in a statement that Cheap Trick Chicago will be “a one-of-a-kind eatery, unique musical instrument museum, radio station, and performance space as well as rooftop and outdoor and event space in the future Music Row in Chicago.”

…The announcement is a continuation of Fioretti’s vision to link the historic Chess Records site, 2120 S. Michigan; the empty Vee-Jay and Brunswick Records site, 1449 S. Michigan, and vacant auto dealerships into an entertainment district that would blend history, recording studios, hotels and restaurants.

“I think we could put the Cheap Trick project together by next year,” Fioretti said Wednesday. -[Chicago Sun Times]

More pictures and the setlist from The Paramount on December 8th and all tour dates are below.

Mickey Leigh’s New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

Mickey Leigh's New Yorkestra

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Cheap Trick setlist
Cheap Trick Setlist:
Hello There
California Man
Oh Candy
I Want You to Want Me
She’s Tight
He’s a Whore
Downed
Magical Mystery Tour
On Top of the World
Borderline
The House is Rockin’
Never Had a Lot to Lose
Taxman
Baby Loves to Rock
The Flame
Sick Man of Europe
Surrender
Gonna Raise Hell
Dream Police
Clock Strikes Ten
Goodnight


CHEAP TRICK – 2012 TOUR DATES
Dec 28 Buckhead Theater Atlanta, GA
Dec 31 Jannus Landing St Petersburg, FL

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