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Cheap Trick to replicate history for 'Budokan' 35th anniversary

RollingStone.com

Cheap Trick are planning a pair of shows to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their concerts in Tokyo that spawned the classic live album "At Budokan."

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The rockers will replicate history, playing the same songs in the same order they did in 1978. They'll start on April 28 at the John Varvatos boutique on the Bowery in New York (the former home of CBGB), where they'll re-create the show they performed on the same day in 1978. They'll follow up on April 30 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles by playing the same set from 35 years ago.

Fans will be able to watch the shows through live streams. The April 28 New York show will be broadcast on Livestream.com, while the April 30 Los Angeles show will air on AXS TV. For more information, visit the band's website.

Cheap Trick also marked the 20th anniversary of their Budokan shows in 1998 with a string of concerts.

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22Comments
Apr 7, 2013 12:05PM
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Cheap Trick rocks! I saw Rick Neilsen play a custom 5 neck guitar that weighed 70 pounds,

I was in the 8th row and got a couple guitar picks that he threw, Pretty cool that the guitar picks have a slightly worn spot from where he used them to play, I keep them right next to my Fender Strat.

Apr 7, 2013 10:24AM
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They were a great band.  Why do I feel like my stepdad who listened to Glenn Miller records all the time?
Apr 7, 2013 8:55AM
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awesome. i've seen cheap trick every year since 78. love their new albums! but the classics are still

the best. i would go but i'll be seeing them two times in may. a true american rock band! they don't get

the respect that they deserve. great songwriters and musicians and always put on a great show.

Apr 7, 2013 8:36AM
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I wonder if Bun E Carlos will be drumming?
Apr 7, 2013 6:02AM
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The article says they WILL be doing shows in Japan at The Budokan Arena. As it mentions they will also play the same songs in the same order as they did for the recorded shows.
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