On Friday April 8th, Cheap Trick is being inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame at 9 pm EST in New York City. Earlier that same evening, the band, Why Isn't Cheap Trick In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? will be playing their final show at Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio. Doors 5 pm with WICHITRNRHOF? onstage at 7. Admission - as always - is FREE. And - as per tradition - Teenage Fanclub Fanclub will open the show.
Why Isn't Cheap Trick In the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? was founded many years ago with a simple purpose: to find an answer to the question, Why Isn't Cheap Trick In the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame? Their yearly protest shows of Cheap Trick covers generated big press and even bigger bar tabs whenever they played. However, they always vowed to disband once Cheap Trick were rightfully given their spot alongside the other great rock bands of all time (and Billy Joel). That day has come. (click here for a recap of the press)
So true to their word, this will be their last show. Bassist and Four String Brew owner Dan Cochran added, "I'm extremely happy for Cheap Trick, though I have to admit, I just got Tom's 12-string bass sound down last year so I'm kind of disappointed that the band is breaking up. Though Colin was planning to perform a complete version of The Doctor in 2017, so I guess that is off the table. Thank God."
"We might still show up and play some Cheap Trick songs once in awhile under a different name, but Why Isn't Cheap Trick In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? is finished." said guitarist Rick Kinsinger.
"I agree with Rick," said vocalist Colin Gawel, "our work is done. Justice has been served. And besides, with a new Trick record coming out, I'm going to need the extra time amending my complete Cheap Trick song rankings."
Drummer Herb Schupp added, "Maybe for our final show I can finally convince the guys to play "Who D' King."?
Below: Live at Ace Of Cups, 2015 - Surrender. Below that, 2014- Marci Mays on vocals. Below that, 2013 at Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH, Induction Ceremony day.