Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will rock in the Yuletide season with the release of their first holiday themed album CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS, out October 20 on Big Machine Records.
Arriving mere months after their critically-acclaimed 18th studio album WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT!, Cheap Trick co-produced the holiday collection alongside their longtime collaborator, Grammy Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball).
With CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS, Cheap Trick delivers a sleigh full of Rock & Roll Christmas classics and festive favourites by Wizzard, Slade, Chuck Berry, The Ramones and The Kinks as well as newly penned offerings like the joyous lead track, “Merry Christmas Darlings.”
CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS TRACK LIST
1. “Merry Christmas Darlings” | Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom
2. “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” | Roy Wood
3. “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” | Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz
4. “Merry Xmas Everybody” | Neville Holder, Jim Lea
5. “Please Come Home For Christmas” | Charles Brown, Jr., Gene
6. “Remember Christmas” | Harry Nilsson
7. “Run Rudolph Run” | Marvin Brodie, Johnny Marks
8. “Father Christmas” | Ray Davies
9. “Silent Night” | Traditional – Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph
Mohr; Arrangement by Robin Zander, Julian Raymond
10. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” | Joey
11. “Our Father Of Life” | Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom
12. “Christmas Christmas” | Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom
The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers – whose four decade-plus career has seen them play more than 5,000 shows and counting – remain on the road this fall for a string of U.S. headline dates, long awaited Canadian run as special guests on Nickelback’s “Feed The Machine” arena tour and a top-billed set at Pembroke Pines, FL’s upcoming Rockfest 80’s (November 4).
Additional dates – including some very special CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS concerts – will be announced soon.
For complete details and ticket availability, please visit CheapTrick.com.
Cheap Trick will also be among the icons performing at Rock Getaway 2017, an all-star, all-inclusive weekend event set for the Hard Rock Hotel in Rivera Maya, Mexico October 26-November 1.
Set to appear on October 29, Cheap Trick joins a truly extraordinary lineup of legends including Steve Miller Band, Roger Daltrey, Foreigner, Blue Öyster Cult, Bad Company, Los Lobos, and many more. Limited packages are still available; for detail, please visit www.rockgetaway.com.
CHEAP TRICK ON TOUR 2017
23 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Sports Centre *
26 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome *
28 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place *
1 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena *
27 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino
29 – Riviera Maya, MX – Rock Getaway 2017 †
4 – Pembroke Pines, FL – Rockfest 80’s †
10 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11 – Shippensburg, PA – Luhrs Performing Arts Center
12 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
16 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
18 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
† Festival Performance
Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. 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,” “I Want You To Want Me” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame.”
2016 saw Cheap Trick’s long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications.
Cheap Trick closed the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with an show-stealing performance of “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “I Want You To Want Me,” prompting Rolling Stone to rave, “Their smoking three-song set (was) played to perfection, with Zander hitting all the notes he hit at Budokan back in 1978.” Members of the evening’s other top inductees – including longtime friend Steve Miller – then joined the band for a memorable all-star jam on Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” – a song famously featured on the immortal CHEAP TRICK AT BUDOKAN (below).
Cover art: Big Machine Records
Release source: Red Umbrella P.R.