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CHEAP TRICK TO PERFORM ICONIC BUDOKAN SET FOR 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC SHOW
LIVE PERFORMANCE TO TAKE PLACE AT JOHN VARVATOS BOWERY NYC ON SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH AND AT THE EL REY IN LA APRIL 30TH
NYC TO BE BROADCAST VIA LIVESTREAM.COM
LA SHOW TO AIR LIVE NATIONALLY ON AXS TV iBOOK FEATURING BUDOKAN CONTENT TO BE RELEASED APRIL 30
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary show in Budokan, Japan, Cheap Trick are excited to announce that they will play the exact April 28th, 1978 Budokan set on April 28th at the John Varvatos Bowery boutique in New York City, sponsored by Sony Experia and Legacy Recordings. As the space that formerly housed the seminal underground music club CBGB’s, the Varvatos store seemed the perfect place to celebrate this historic moment. This legendary band began its relationship with Varvatos in Spring 2008 when they starred in the seasonal brand campaign photographed by Danny Clinch. “I’m proud to host this momentous show for my friends Cheap Trick at my Bowery store which is celebrating its own 5th anniversary this month,” says designer John Varvatos.
Fans around the world will be able to watch the show live via Livestream.com by visiting http://new.livestream.com/CheapTrick/Budokan.
PopMarket.com will offer 50 VIP ticket bundles on April 4th at noon which will include entry to this private show, a meet and greet, a signed commemorative poster, the Cheap Trick Complete Epic Albums CD Box Set, plus the Budokan! 3 CD/1 DVD box set.
On April 30th, the band will perform the exact April 30, 1978 Budokan set at the El Rey in Los Angeles, CA. this show will air live nationally on AXS TV. Axs TV will also give home viewers a unique concert experience using social media. On twitter, fans can get connected with the live experience by following @axstv and using the hashtag #axscheaptrick. On facebook, fans can enter here to win autographed copies of the budokan! box set.
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 rocketed all the way to #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.
Since the 70s, Cheap Trick have been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With a multitude of timeless classics to their name, Cheap Trick is a musical institution that resonates as much today as they did at the height of their stardom in the ‘70’s. Anyone familiar with Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report will note that Cheap Trick wrote and performed the theme song. They have more than 5,000 performances under their belt, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards.
UPDATE: Congratulations to SUE ZISHOCK – New York winner and ANTHONY ROBLES – Los Angeles winner!
Good work, TrickFans! Many of you came close to an almost-perfect score. Your knowledge of all things Trick is quite impressive! Many thanks to Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Kim Gisborne for the tricky (no pun intended) questions used in this year’s contest, and thanks to Darran Prosser for the quiz headline graphic.Answers to the quiz are now posted below.
Welcome to our CHEAP TRICK DAY contest!
This year’s Trick Day Quiz winners will receive two (2) tickets to a special invite-only CHEAP TRICK show that is taking place at the end of this month. One show is in New York City, the other is in Los Angeles.
Here are the rules:
Below are a series of questions, with additional questions used as “tiebreakers.” The people who answer the most number of questions correctly will be in the Winner’s Circle Lottery. One winner and a guest will be chosen for the New York show, one winner and a guest will be chosen for the Los Angeles show.
Please answer the questions in the following format:
List the question number, and your answer next to it.
(For example: 1. ANSWER)
Please include your name, email address, and if you are a Trick International Fan Club member, include your membership number. Most importantly, please indicate which show – New York or Los Angeles – you would like to attend. You must indicate one city only or your submission will be void. One submission per person.
Send your answers to: TrickDayQuiz2013@AOL.COM
Please note that the winners will receive concert tickets only. Does not include any transportation, airfare or hotel accommodations.
Winners must provide the name of the guest upon notification. Both winner and guest must have valid photo identification.
Contest ends at 10:00amCST on April 2, 2013.
Contest is not open to employees or family members of CT Touring or its affiliated management companies or subsidiaries.
No correspondence will be entered into regarding questions or answers. Decision of the judges is final.
Contest is open to all CHEAP TRICK fans.
Winners will be notified April 4, 2013.
Answers and winners list will be posted after 5:00pmCST on April 4, 2013.
CLICK HERE to download the questions,or read them below!~