The Angels & Cheap Trick
10 September 2014
Re-unite for 2015 National Tour
a day on the green Wineries & indoor shows in Melb & Syd
An infectious power-pop rock band with a flair for the absurd and one of Australia’s most treasured rock icons – that‘s the dynamic double happening when The Angels and Cheap Trick reunite for an Australian tour early next year.
They will co-headline a day on the green wineries nationally in a ripping rock’n’roll bill with Baby Animals, The Superjesus and the Choirboys, then get all hot and sweaty with intimate shows at Sydney's Enmore Theatre and Melbourne’s Forum Theatre with the Choirboys opening (co-presented by Frontier Touring).
Cheap Trick and The Angels first crossed paths in 1980 playing some shows together in Europe and the U.S and a decade later, renewed their friendship on a huge Australian tour in 1990. The bands had instant simpatico, occasionally joining each other on stage and from all reports, one helluva good time was had by all. Not surprisingly they both jumped at the chance to re-unite once more for this tour. It will be Cheap Trick’s first visit to Australia since 2008.
John & Rick Brewster from The Angels said: “Our association with Cheap Trick began in 1980 when our truck was stolen in Chicago after supporting them in Detroit the night before. All our guitars, brand new PA and our tour manager's washing went with it. 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'.
“Since then we've toured England and France together in 1980 and Australia in 1990. Great band, great songs and great guys... can't wait to do it all again!”
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen adds: “We're really looking forward to the 2015 Angels Cheap Trick tour and being back in Australia again. Maybe we can finally get back all the guitars, amps and gear I loaned them!”
A DAY ON THE GREEN SHOWS:
The Angels, Cheap Trick, Baby Animals, The Superjesus, Choirboys*
Sat Feb 7 ANNIE’S LANE, CLARE VALLEY SA
Sun Feb 8 KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH WA *no Choirboys
Sat Feb 14 ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY VIC
Sat Feb 21 BIMBADGEN WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY NSW
Sun Feb 22 SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON QLD
a day on the green member presale starts 10am Monday 15 September. Click here to sign up.
For event information, click here.
INDOOR SHOWS (co-presented by Frontier Touring)
The Angels, Cheap Trick, Choirboys
Frid Feb 13 FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE
Thur Feb 19 ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY **
For event information: frontiertouring.com
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19 AT 9am.
From ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100
**except Enmore Theatre from Ticketek.com.au & 132 849