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Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Burpee Museum of Natural History invite you to Rick’s Picks: Rick Nielsen’s life long affair with guitars and music.
Rick and the Burpee have created a one-of-a-kind exhibit that tells the story of Rick’s passions for guitars, music and Rock & Roll. Unlike any museum exhibit they have ever seen before, and through a state-of-the-art multimedia experience, visitors step into the mind of one of Rock & Roll’s legends.
LEGENDARY BANDâ€™S ACL DEBUT PREMIERES ON PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE ON JANUARY 1
For its first episode of the New Year, the award-winning PBS television series AUSTIN CITY LIMITS welcomes famed American rockers Cheap Trick to the Studio 6A stage for a new, hour-long episode. The performance marks the iconic bandâ€™s first appearance on the show, and it premieres on PBS stations nationwide on January 1, 2011.
Performing classics like â€œI Want You to Want Me,â€ â€œSurrender,â€ and â€œDream Policeâ€ plus tunes from its more recent body of work, veteran rockers Cheap Trick show ACL viewers that theyâ€™re still going strong, more than 30 years after forming in Rockford, IL in the early 1970â€™s.
â€œMoving confidently into the future while remaining convincingly rooted in the past? Now thatâ€™s a neat trick,â€ said The New Yorker of the bandâ€™s 2009 release, The Latest.
“Cheap Trick is timeless!â€™ exclaimed series executive producer Terry Lickona. â€œActually, the band started at almost exactly the same time as Austin City Limits, so after 36 years it’s about time they finally hit our stage. And they are still at the top of their game!”â€¨
In addition to the release of The Latest, Cheap Trick has recently written and performed the theme song to Comedy Centralâ€™s The Colbert Report. In its wildly successful history, the band has performed more than 5,000 concerts and has sold more than 20 million records worldwide.
Season 36 celebrates an exciting time in the history of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, as the show tapes its last season in its original studio, which was designated last year as an historic rock and roll landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In early 2011, the show will move to its new home in the heart of downtown Austin at ACL Live the Moody Theater, a full-time music venue and state of the art production facility.
Visit austincitylimits.org for more information.