Reviews: Cheap Trick at Hard Rock Live

Cheap Trick delivered an electrifying performance at Hard Rock Live on March 14, 2023. The legendary rock band took the stage to a roaring crowd of fans who were eagerly waiting to hear their classic hits and new material.

From the moment they started playing, Cheap Trick had the audience on their feet, dancing and singing along to every song. Their signature sound was as powerful and energetic as ever, with Robin Zander’s soaring vocals blending perfectly with Rick Nielsen’s blistering guitar riffs.

Since 1974, Cheap Trick is an indisputable American institution known for its hugely influential pop rock ‘n’ roll brand. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender” and “I Want You To Want Me.”

The band’s setlist included a mix of old favorites like “Surrender” and “I Want You to Want Me,” as well as newer tracks from their latest album, “In Another World.” Each song was delivered with precision and passion, showcasing the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s enduring talent and musicianship.

Cheap Trick’s performance at Hard Rock Live was an unforgettable night of rock and roll that left the audience wanting more. Their timeless sound and energetic stage presence continue to captivate fans of all ages, making them one of the most influential and enduring bands of our time.


_Daedrian McNaughton/Jorn Kaae

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