Cheap Trick are nothing like their name suggests. These stalwarts of the rock scene, show no signs of stopping. Tonight, The Tivoli plays host to one of the greatest rock bands of the 80’s and we're all ready to dance the night away.
Leading us off for the night are aussie rockers Dallas Crane. Raw vocals and heavy riffs are the perfect way to prepare for the onslaught of Cheap Trick tunes heading our way. Smashing out song after song, the Dallas Crane boys deliver a whopping sound. Treating the crowd to a cover of Led Zepplin's ‘Rock and Roll’, there isn't a motionless body in the whole crowd. Everyone is having an absolute blast rockin’ out to the DC sounds and we're all more than ready to have Cheap Trick lads take the stage.
Cheap Trick don't do things in halves. It's all or nothing. As the band takes the stage, the crowd goes wild. This is definitely a congregation of some highly passionate fans and they're in for one of the greatest performances this band has ever delivered. Blasting straight into ‘Hello There’, every element of this iconic 80’s band is on point. From the iconic riffwork of Rick Nielson, to those high pitched wails of legendary frontman Robin Zander ,
Cheap Trick’s on stage presence is as well renowned as their sound. These guys have definitely stood the test of time and the packed out Tivoli reflects that. As the massive set list progresses, we get every song that we anticipated. From ‘California Man’ to ‘Baby Wants To Rock’, this set list covers every single element of Cheap Trick's career. Of course, their most well known songs such as ‘If You Want My Love’ and ‘I Want You To Want Me’ are peppered into the set, they’re overshadowed by the massive force and passion that Cheap Trick put into each song.
As the main set closes out with a massive Tivoli sing along to ‘Dream Police’, it's not long before the band takes the stage one final time to smash out a trio encore comprising of ‘Never Had a Lot to Lose’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Goodnight Now’. This has been a show of epic proportions and one that has seared a permanent memory into the minds of every single person in attendance. I for one hope that this is not the last time they grace our shores.
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