Cheap Trick to Perform After Feb. 21 Game

Milwaukee, WI—Milwaukee Admirals President Jon Greenberg announced today that classic rock legends Cheap Trick will perform following the team’s game on Friday, February 21st against the Abbotsford Heat, sponsored by Lee Jeans, Coors Light, Toyota, and Potawatomi Bingo Casino. The concert is free to attend with a game ticket.

A limited number of on-ice passes, which allow exclusive access to watch the concert from the ice directly in front of the stage, will go on sale at a later date.

Since the 1970’s Cheap Trick has been blending elements of metal, pop and punk. Being one of the most covered bands of all time, it’s not surprising that their songs are still all over the radio today. Originally from Rockford, IL, Cheap Trick released their first album in 1969 following up with their next big album release in 1977, In Color. This record featured the hit song, ‘I Want You To Want Me’ which worked its way up to #7 on the U.S charts. In Color, which received rave reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine, went on to be certified gold platinum.

Their next big release was their Heaven Tonight album, which featured well-known songs, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Heaven Tonight’ both of which cracked the Top 100 on the US Billboard Charts. The album itself made it to 48 on the U.S Billboard 200 and achieved a gold record award in 1979 and went platinum in 1995.

‘The Flame’ was released in 1988 on the Lap of Luxury album and went on to become their most successful single, hitting number one on the charts in three different countries. After ‘The Flame’ topped the charts a cover of Elivis Presley’s ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ made it all the way up to #4. Lap of Luxury went on to become their fourth platinum album and was their second most successful album making it to #16 on the Billboard 200 chart., trailing only Dream Police which went all the way up to #6.

During Cheap Trick’s rise they have successfully released albums which lead them to 40 gold and platinum record awards and over 20 million records sold. They’ve released more than 29 sound tracks and produced the theme song to That 70’s Show. Cheap Trick has performed more than 5,000 times and has done shows alongside well-known bands like Def Leppard, AC/DC and Queen.

Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more receive significant discounts off the original ticket price. For more information, or to purchase group tickets, fans can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550.

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