Cheap Trick Plan Budokan Anniversary Concerts

Band to re-create 1978 shows that spawned classic live album

Rick Nielson, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zanier of Cheap Trick
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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. The rockers will replicate history, playing the same songs in the same order they did in 1978. They'll start on April 28th 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 30th  at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles by playing the same set from 35 years ago.

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Fans will be able to watch the shows through live streams. The April 28th New York show will be broadcast on Livestream.com, while the April 30th 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.