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with Roxy Blue

Cheap Trick in Memphis at Graceland

wednesDAY

AUGUST 25

     SOUNDSTAGE     

DOORS at

7:00 pm

SHOW at

8:00 pm

PRICES $29.50 - $125

RESERVED SEATING 

Regarded as one of the best live bands of all time, Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal for over four decades in a way that is instantly recognizable and unforgettable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite, “The Flame,” Cheap Trick is a musical institution. 

With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap Trick is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, Cheap Trick has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. 

 

In 2016, Cheap Trick was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They have also played more than 5,000 shows, written soundtracks for 29 movies and wrote and performed the theme song for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.

Cheap Trick playing at Graceland is especially meaningful. In 2018 guitarist Rick Nielsen recalled how Elvis Presley had impacted the band’s career at two key moments. The first was in the late ‘60’s when Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson first began working together as The Grim Reapers. Their cover of Presley’s “Hound Dog” landed them their first record deal with Epic. They recorded that song under their new band name, Fuse. Fuse eventually became Cheap Trick, and 20 years later, they covered another Presley hit, “Don’t Be Cruel,” which became a top 5 single for the band.