Cheap Trick closed out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night with an energetic performance of classic songs “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me,” and “Dream Police” at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The ’70s power-pop hitmakers, known for their never-ending tour schedule, first became eligible for induction in 2002 and finally received the nod last December. Their most recent album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, was released on April 1 — Cheap Trick Day in their home state of Illinois.
Singer Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson, and original drummer Bun E. Carlos, who’s since been replaced by Nielson’s son Daxx, appeared to accept the honor. The elder Nielson also presented a guitar as a gift to fellow class of 2016 inductee Steve Miller.
The entire ceremony will air on HBO at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 30. Watch fan-shot clips of Cheap Trick’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance below.
That was fucking awesome! #CheapTrick #RockHall2016 pic.twitter.com/IXxQit5vwT
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I want you to want me #RockHall2016 #HBO 🎸🎸🎸 pic.twitter.com/DVvIob5zS1
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