Cheap Trick to Bring Rockin’ Residency to The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
January 3, 2022
LAS VEGAS – January 3, 2022 – The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod and SPI Entertainment will welcome a second residency by legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to The STRAT Theater stage with epic rock band, Cheap Trick, starting with four shows in early 2022. Tickets will be available starting today, Jan. 3 for shows on Friday, Feb. 25, Saturday, Feb. 26, Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.
“Can’t wait to finally get back out on the road with Cheap Trick,” said Tom Petersson, bass guitarist and original band member for Cheap Trick. “I hope to see you during our Las Vegas residency at The STRAT. Happy New Year!”
Through a rock ‘n’ roll and pop sound that is undeniably their own, Cheap Trick continues to sell out shows with a string of classic hits including “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police,” “Surrender,” and worldwide #1 hit song, “The Flame.” Founded in 1974, Cheap Trick includes legendary original band members Robin Zander, vocalist and guitarist, Rick Nielsen on lead guitar, and Petersson. Daxx Nielsen joined the band on drums in 2010.
“We aren’t just bringing rock ‘n’ roll to the Las Vegas Strip, we’re throwing a party,” said Brad Goldberg, senior vice president of marketing and entertainment for Golden Entertainment, Inc., parent company of The STRAT. “We’re thrilled to add Cheap Trick to our lineup of legendary rock residencies at The STRAT for what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for their fans.”
Each show will pay tribute to monumental performances by Cheap Trick, including Live at Budokan, the band’s legendary live album recorded in Tokyo.
"Cheap Trick has delivered hit after hit over the course of their illustrious career,” said Adam Steck of SPI Entertainment, Co-Producer of the show. “Their music includes some of the greatest rock anthems in history, and I’m thrilled to be bringing them to The STRAT for their first Las Vegas residency.”
Show times will be 9 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets will be priced starting at $75 and will be available to members of Trick International, Cheap Trick’s fan club, at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, Jan. 3 and to members of True Rewards, The STRAT’s free rewards program, at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Tickets will be released to the general public at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 6 and available for purchase at tickets.thestrat.com/CheapTrick.
VIP packages for once-in-a-lifetime experiences will also be available. More information about the show is available at TheSTRAT.com and on Cheap Trick’s website, www.cheaptrick.com.
The STRAT Theater has a capacity for up to 900 fans, including a party pit directly in front of the stage, making it one of the most intimate showrooms in Las Vegas. Cheap Trick is the second rock residency at The STRAT, joining Sammy Hagar & Friends, which debuted in October. The first six shows of the residency sold out within a couple of hours and early 2022 dates will be announced, soon.
All attendees of this event will be required to receive a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours prior to event entry or have vaccination cards demonstrating they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
About Cheap Trick:
Founded in 1974, Cheap Trick is an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe 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) - 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 inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a long-overdue acknowledgment of a nearly five-decade career that has earned them more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications, myriad awards and industry honors, featured appearances on over 20 movie soundtracks, and total record sales well in excess of 20 million. Cheap Trick - Zander, Nielsen, Petersson along with drummer Daxx Nielsen - are of course one of rock’s hardest working live acts, lighting it up at arenas, concert halls, and amphitheaters worldwide more than 150 nights each year. More information about show dates and the band is available at www.cheaptrick.com.
About SPI Entertainment:
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer and Founder Adam Steck and Senior Vice President Alex Schechter, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with several buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 2 at MGM Grand, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, and The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. SPI's biggest hit, Australia's Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur Hotel & Casino is one of the longest-running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shows and entertainment include “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” a mentalist act; Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, an illusionist show; iLuminate, a multi-sensory blend of dance and technology; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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