The Swarm

April 01, 2008

Happy Cheap Trick Day

TDS Editors

Daily Herald:

Rockford rockers Cheap Trick get their own day, today, thanks to Illinois lawmakers.

Last year, in the midst of a political stalemate at the Capitol, lawmakers voted to make April 1 “Cheap Trick Day.” Band founder and guitarist Rick Nielsen visited, made a speech in the Illinois Senate and tossed out guitar picks to senators.

According to a news release, Nielsen and fellow bandmates plan to spend their official day meeting with dignitaries and doing interviews.

(Illinois State Senator Dave Syverson presents the ‘Cheap Trick Day Proclamation to the band at their DeKalb, IL show on 3/29/08, which was greeted with thunderous applause from the audience.)

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Cheap Trick models for John Varvatos

Cheap Trick summer 2008 tour with Journey and Heart

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