Cheap Trick’s new album The Latest is set for a national retail release on July 21st via the band’s own label Cheap Trick Unlimited distributed by RED. With exclusive availability since June 23rd through the band’s website and Amazon.com, the new outing has garnered positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
The Associated Press declares the album “sounds like a bunch of amped-up 20-year olds gleefully bashing away in a garage for nothing more than the sheer joy of plugging in, turning it up all the way and rocking out.”
“The Latest is vintage Cheap Trick - power pop delivered with humor, bravado and confidence, the guitars roaring, Robin Zander’s voice high in flight,” states The Wall Street Journal.
The band is also releasing The Latest on limited edition vinyl and 8-track through their official website.
Recently, Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen made a special appearance on The Colbert Report as Stephen Colbert is quite a fan of the 8-track format and the band. While Cheap Trick can be heard every night as creators of the show’s theme song, they gave the Colbert Nation a stripped-down version of the new track “Sick Man of Europe.”
Watch the video here:
On June 23rd, Cheap Trick kicked off their national tour alongside Def Leppard to rave reviews. RollingStone.com notes “their bracing blend of Beatlesque hooks and high voltage riffs still rocks righteously” and the Cleveland Scene proclaims, “Robin Zander has never sounded better vocally and the new material from their fresh release entitled The Latest meshed well with their older material.”
10- Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
11- Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amp.
12- Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion
15- Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
17- Tinley Park, IL - 1st Midw. Bank Amphitheatre
18- Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
20- Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amp.
21- Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
23- Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
24- Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07- Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Pavilion
08- Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10- Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
11- Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Music Center
13- West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
14- Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
15- Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
18- New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena
19- Houston, TX - C. Woods Mitchell Pavilion
21- Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
22- Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
24- Englewood, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
25- Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
28- Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
29- Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
30- Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
02- Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
03- Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
05- Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
06- San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Cheap Trick formed in the city of Rockford, IL in 1974. The band has sold over 20 million albums and had numerous hits including “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police.” Cheap Trick features the original line-up of Robin Zander - vocals and guitar, Rick Nielsen - guitar and backing vocals, Bun E. Carlos - drums and backing vocals & Tom Petersson - bass and backing vocals.