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Cheap Trick, The Angels Announce Joint Australian Shows

Written by Nastassia Baroni on September 10, 2014

Power-pop ’70s rockers Cheap Trick are returning to Australia next year for a run of shows alongside one of the country’s most treasured rock bands The Angels. The music heavyweights will co-headline a series of outdoor A Day On The Green concerts as well as their own intimate shows.

The two bands first toured together in 1980 when The Angels’ truck was stolen in Chicago after they supported Cheap Trick in Detroit the night before. “All our guitars, brand new PA and our tour manager’s washing went with it,” explain The Angels’ John and Rick Brewster.

“Rick Nielsen turned up at our gig later that same day at the Park West Club with a car full of guitars and offered them for the tour. The gig was a sell-out, we played with borrowed guitars, amps and drums and Rick stayed for the show, joining us for the encore jamming on Can’t Shake It,” they added.

“We’re really looking forward to the 2015 Angels Cheap Trick tour and being back in Australia again,” said Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. “Maybe we can finally get back all the guitars, amps and gear I loaned them!”

The Day On The Green concert series lineup also features sets from other Australian rock royalty the Baby Animals, The Superjesus and Choirboys. While in the country, Cheap Trick will take their rich catalogue, which includes classic hits like I Want You To Want Me, Surrender and Dream Police, to intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Angels, who this year lost their frontman Doc Neeson after a long illness, will join them for the intimate theatre shows in celebration of their 40th anniversary and Australian rockers Choirboys will open the shows.

See tour dates and ticket information below.

Watch: Cheap Trick – Surrender

A Day On The Green With The Angels, Cheap Trick, Baby Animals, Superjesus, Choirboys

Day On The Green Member presale starts 10am Monday, 15th September.
General public tickets on sale 9am Friday September 19th.

Saturday, 7th February 2015
Annie’s Lane, Clare Valley
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 8th February 2015
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth
(without the Choirboys)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 14th February 2015
Rockford Wines, Yarra Valley
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 21st February 2015
Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton
Tickets: Ticketmaster

The Angels, Cheap Trick, Choirboys Australian Shows

Frontier member presale starts 11am Monday, 15th September.
General public tickets on sale 9am Friday September 19th.

Friday, 13th February 2015
Forum Theatre, Melboure
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 19th February 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

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