Monday, April 29, 2013

VIDEO: Cheap Trick perform Budokan album live in New York

Cheap Trick celebrated the 35th anniversary of their legendary show in Budokan, Japan on Sunday in New York.

The band played the exact April 28th, 1978 Budokan set at the John Varvatos Bowery boutique in New York City, the former home of seminal underground music club CBGB’s.

The event was streamed live online and an archive of the show can be viewed below; the feed will only be available for a 48-hour period.

Cheap Trick will do it all again on Tuesday when they will perform the exact April 30th, 1978 Budokan set at the El Rey in Los Angeles, CA. This show will air live nationally on AXS TV.

Bolstered by the hit singles, “I Want You To Want Me,” and “Ain’t That A Shame,” 1978’s “Cheap Trick at Budokan” is the album that catapulted the Rockford, IL, quartet to superstardom. The album reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and went triple platinum, and Rolling Stone has since called it one of the top 500 albums of all time.

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