Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen isn't ready to be relegated to relic status just yet. Still, fans will be happy to know that the man, his legendary band -- and yes, all those guitars -- are the subject of a special exhibit at the Burpee Museum Of Natural History, located in the band's hometown of Rockford, Ill.
When you're a headliner, you're awarded certain privileges. When you're playing your hometown, you probably even get more favorable treatment. And if you're a band as big as Aerosmith and your opening act is the equally impressive Cheap Trick, you've got to take advantage of the situation to guest on a classic song.
Odds are pretty good that if you're going to see Cheap Trick, you'll see them on a very specifically-sized stage. The band requested in their tour rider that their stage be professional and level: no less than 40 feet wide by 40 feet deep and four to five feet high off the ground.
Cheap Trick will rock the nation's capitol on this coming Sunday, April 22. The classic rockers are part of the entertainment for an Earth Day rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., which according to the band's website runs from 12PM to 7PM ET.
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick have just announced their 2012 summer tour dates, labeling their sizzling pair-up the ‘Global Warming Tour.’ After a successful tour in South America and Japan, Boston’s finest, along with the pride of Rockford, Ill., will return to the USA and kick things off in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 16.
While backstage at ‘American Idol’ might not be the most likely place to see Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, last night (March 15) that’s exactly where he could be found. 'Idol' judge and Aerosmith mouthpiece Steven Tyler posted the photo above on Twitter of Rick Nielsen posing with Tyler’s fellow judge Randy Jackson and ‘American Idol’ alumni Chris Daughtry with the caption, “Look who stopped by the Luv Shak at Idol.”
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