These road veterans have added a bunch of new dates to their current tour that will bring them to Canada in March. The dates are as follows:
3/6 – Calgary–Deerfoot Inn & Casino
3/7 – Regina–Casino Regina
3/9 – Thunder Bay–Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
3/11 – Hamilton–Hamilton Place
3/12 – Toronto– Massey Hall
3/13 – Ottawa, ON–National Arts Centre
3/15 – Montreal, QC –Metropolis
As reported on ultimateclassicrock.com, while there’s been some talk of a new record, Cheap Trick are currently in the middle of a lawsuit with former drummer Bun E. Carlos, who sued his onetime bandmates earlier this year, claiming he was forced out of the group. In September, the band fired back and counter-sued to have Carlos “removed as a corporate director” of the inner workings of the band.
The Calgary, Regina and Thunder Bay shows are already on sale. The rest of the dates go on sale this week. Check local listings.
After seeing Cheap Trick open up for Kiss in 1977, I became a huge fan of the band. I saw them as a headliner in 1979 in Montreal on a triple bill with opening acts Prism and Graham Parker & The Rumour. Check out the ticket stub below.
The band’s latest studio album is 2009’s “The Latest” which I wasn’t overly impressed with. I much prefer their previous release, 2006’s “Rockford”, which I think is as good as their early albums from the late 70s. Check out the track “This Tine You Got It”: