Friday, November 11, 2011

Cheap Trick plan Chicago museum & live venue

Cheap Trick are planning on opening a multi-purpose complex in downtown Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports CT band manager David Frey said in a statement that Cheap Trick Chicago will be “a one-of-a-kind eatery, unique musical instrument museum, radio station, and performance space as well as rooftop and outdoor and event space in the future Music Row in Chicago.”

Alderman Bob Fioretti has been pushing a plan to revitalize an area of downtown that will link famed music sites, like Chess Records and Vee-Jay & Brunswick Records, with vacant auto dealerships along South Michigan Avenue to create a new entertainment district.

Frey says the complex may feature some of Cheap Trick’s personal archives of music artifacts, including items from Rick Neilsen’s guitar and Bun E. Carlos’ drum collections.

The onsite radio station will be

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Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me
Live At Budokan DVD

See also:

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