Wednesday, July 20, 2011

VIDEO: Cheap Trick return to the stage

After narrowly escaping injury – or worse – on Sunday when the stage collapsed during their set at Ottawa’s Bluesfest due to a sudden and violent wind storm, Cheap Trick were back in business and rockin’ on Tuesday.

Cheap Trick returned to the stage at Artpark in Lewiston, NY and played before more than 15,000 fans.

While shaken by Sunday’s events, which saw 8 people injured in Ottawa – including one of their truck drivers – the Illinois rockers forged on with their seemingly never-ending tour.

The was some good news regarding the Ottawa incident, as Trick truck driver Sandy was released from hospital Tuesday – see photo above as he poses with other members of the CT crew.

Check out details and video of the Ottawa scene here and here.

In other CT news, tickets are now on sale for the band’s return of their Dream Police show at to Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Casino.

Joined again by the Rhythmic Noise Philharmonic Orchestra & Mind Choir in 4D featuring an 18-piece Orchestra, Cheap Trick will play the intimate 500-seat theater during weekend dates from Friday, Oct. 7 to Saturday, Nov. 5.

The state-of-the-art production, featuring songs from the platinum record Dream Police and all the hits from the band’s extensive catalog, came together through collaboration with production designer Butch Allen (Paul McCartney, Metallica, No Doubt), producer Bello Nock and world-class video and film director Jim Yukich.

The Dream Police show will also see its Los Angeles debut on September 23 at the Greek Theater.

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Cheap Trick – Dream Police
Artpark – Lewiston, NY – July 19, 2011

Cheap Trick – The Flame
Artpark – Lewiston, NY – July 19, 2011

See also:

VIDEO: Robin Zander of Cheap Trick assesses Ottawa stage collapse scene
VIDEO: Cheap Trick cut short as Ottawa Bluesfest stage collapses during storm
VIDEO: Cheap Trick rock NHL post-game in Tampa Bay
VIDEO: Cheap Trick guitarist joins Slash in Chicago
VIDEO: Cheap Trick rock Conan