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It’s the 35th Anniversary of Cheap Trick’s Live at Budokan Concerts!

Daxx Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander attend the 35th Anniversary of Cheap Trick at Budokan at The John Varvatos Bowery NYC store on April 28, 2013 (photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for John Varvatos)

Yes, it’s been 35 years since Cheap Trick rocked Japan in 1978 on April 28 and 30 in front of 12,000 screaming fans!

Those concerts, of course, resulted in their legendary best-selling album, which was released in October of 1978 in Japan and in February of 1979 in the U.S.

Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the live album at #430 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

According to rollingstone.com, to mark the event, the band celebrated last night in NYC:

“…singer Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson and Nielsen’s son Daxx sitting in for Bun E. Carlos on drums – celebrated the show’s 35th anniversary by recreating it not at massive arena, but at the tiny John Varvatos boutique on the Bowery. (A second show is scheduled for April 30th at Los Angeles’ El Rey.)”

Varvatos is the original location of CBGBs:

“…ground zero for the punk movement, and its walls are covered in pictures of artists in their iconic youths – David Bowie, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, the Ramones and scores more. The venue’s spirit celebrates youth, but Sunday’s Cheap Trick show was a reminder that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. You don’t have to burn out or fade away – you can just keep rockin’.

Yeah, baby!

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