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Cheap Trick To Unleash 18th Studio Album, ‘We’re All Alright,’ On June 16th

Cheap Trick has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new album. WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! arrives everywhere via Big Machine Records on Friday, June 16.

WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! – which follows last year’s acclaimed BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO – is available for pre-order now via Cheap Trick’s PledgeMusic campaign. Exclusive bundles include Vinyl, signed guitars, personalized video messages, memorabilia from the band and more. Beginning Friday, May 5, the album will be available for pre-order through all digital retailers and will be accompanied by two instant downloads: the electrifying first single, “Long Time Coming,” and album highlight, “Lolita.” Additional tracks will be available in the weeks leading up to the album’s release. Explore Cheap Trick’s PledgeMusic campaign here:

The song premiered yesterday via Billboard, which raved “‘Long Time Coming,’ a crunchy hard rocker driven by a Kinks-flavored riff, is a bit of a one-song tribute to Cheap Trick’s influential forebears.” The track is joined by a new companion visual, streaming now at

Cheap Trick’s 18th studio album, WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! was co-produced by the band and their longtime collaborator, GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball). The album will be available in Standard and Deluxe Editions, with the latter including three additional bonus tracks, among them a kaleidoscopic cover of The Move’s “Blackberry Way.”

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers – whose four decade-plus career has seen them play more than 5,000 shows and counting – will celebrate WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT! with a worldwide tour. The dates – presented by Live Nation and also featuring Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience – begin July 11 at Syracuse, NY’s Lakeview Amphitheater and then continue into September. Additional dates and support will be announced soon. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit

In addition, Cheap Trick have set a number of U.S. festival performances as well as a European tour slated to get underway June 23 with a much anticipated set at Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival. The trek will be highlighted by a trio of U.K. headline shows – the band’s first in six years – set for London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum (June 27), Manchester’s Academy (June 28), and Bristol’s O2 Academy (June 29).

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 a 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

BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO made a spectacular chart entry following its release on April 1, 2016 – officially designated “Cheap Trick Day” in their beloved hometown of Rockford, IL. The collection arrived at No. 3 on Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” chart while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No. 30. “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” the album’s powerful first single/video, also proved a multi-format smash, spending more than 15 consecutive days at the top of the Classic Rock airplay chart. As if that weren’t enough, Cheap Trick ruled the Classic Rock chart in the weeks preceding BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO with a stunning 11 tracks in the format’s top 15, including material recorded at a special iHeartRadio ICONS concert in New York City.

BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO was also among 2016’s best-reviewed releases.Kerrang! noted how Cheap Trick’s “ability to write sugar-coated riffs that stick in your head as though made of golden syrup has not diminished” while Classic Rock’s Paul Lester applauded “the consistency and urgency of this, their 17th studio record.” “The album “swings at the kind of big-riff, mutant-guitar rock and near-falsetto, multi-layered vocal melodies that have long been a part of the band’s 40-year repertoire,” raved The AV Club as Ultimate Classic Rock noted, “Really, they haven’t sounded this strong in years.” “A guns-blazing reinforcement of classic tropes,” declared MOJO with Uncut praising the album as “the band’s most consistently thrilling long-player since the Carter administration.” “A rugged, uncompromising platter that will satisfy existing fans and might find new ones to add to their cultish following,” exclaimed American Songwriter, further praising the album’s 11 “swaggering selections, any one of which could have come off albums recorded decades ago in their prime… BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO is everything anyone would want from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers at this late stage, and likely far more than even their staunchest fans expected. Here’s to another 40 years.”



(Big Machine)

Release Date: Friday, June 16th


  1. You Got It Going On
  2. Long Time Coming
  3. Nowhere
  4. Radio Lover
  5. Lolita
  6. Brand New Name On An Old Tattoo
  7. Floating Down
  8. She’s Alright
  9. Listen To Me
  10. The Rest Of My Life


  1. Blackberry Way
  2. Like A Fly
  3. If You Still Want My Love

Produced by Julian Raymond and Cheap Trick

Executive Producer: Scott Borchetta

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ON TOUR 2017



20 – Fresno, CA – Big Fresno Fair


23 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, ESAzkena – Rock Festival

25 – Hinwil, SWRock – The Ring Hinwil

27- London, ENG – O2 Kentish Town Forum

28Manchester, ENG – Academy

29Bristol, ENG – O2 Academy


07 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront

11 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater

13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center

17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

18 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

20 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

21 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

30 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre


01 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

02 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

05 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

06 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater

08 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

09 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

12 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion

13 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

15 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre

16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis

19 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

20 – Austin, TX – austin360 Amphitheater

23 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater *

24 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion *

26 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre *

29 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre *

30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *


01 – Marysville, CA – Toyota Amphitheater *

02 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre *

04 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre *

08 – Ridgefield, WA -mSunlight Supply Amphitheater *

09 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre *

* Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not appearing on this date