Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cheap Trick to rock Austin City Limits on New Year’s Day

Cheap Trick will usher in the New Year as the focus of the first episode of Austin City Limits in 2011.

The CT show is scheduled for broadcast on New Year’s Day; check your local listings for details.

Here’s the ACL blurb from the CT taping on March 18, 2010:

Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. Tonight they make their Austin City Limits debut performing songs from their newest releases plus a few classics.

With timeless songs including “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” Cheap Trick is a musical institution.

With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards, the band has been honored repeatedly for their contributions to the music industry. And with their most recent albums, starting with 1997’s self-titled release, the band has “reclaimed its sound and legacy” (Chicago Tribune).

In the last few years, the band wrote and performed the theme song to Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and performed the classic Beatles album, "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band," complete with an orchestra and guest artists Joan Osborne and Ian Ball for many critically-acclaimed shows.

Their most current release, "The Latest," has garnered glowing reviews worldwide and continues Cheap Trick’s reign as power-pop progenitors as they celebrate their 35th anniversary together.

Cheap Trick – Way Of The World
Harrah’s - Atlantic City, NJ – January 29, 2010