Photos by Fred Kuhlman
Promoter: Danny Zelisko Presents (https://www.dannyzeliskopresents.com/ )
Venue: Talking Stick Resort – Ballroom (https://www.talkingstickresort.com/ )
Date: Saturday August 14th, 2021
Cheap Trick comes back to the valley with their show at the Talking Stick Resort in the Grand Ballroom. Cheap Trick is one of those bands that I believe is better live then on their studio albums. Part of the draw of their live performances is the characters in the band. Robin Zander, guitarist and lead signer has a dynamic stage presents. The real leader of the group is Rick Nielsen, an outrageous guitarist. Not from is antics on stage, but his choice in guitars. Jimmy Page had his double neck. Getty Lee had a triple neck guitar. Well Rick Nielsen is not to be outdone, he comes out and plays a 5-neck guitar.
If you really want to get a feeling for what to expect at a live Cheap Trick concert, I would recommend their live album, Cheap Trick at Budokan. I believe it is one of the top 10 live recordings. With hits, “Surrender”, “Dream Police”, “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I Want You To Want Me”, it should be one great night of Rock n Roll music by a truly classic rock band. I hope to see you all there.