Performing “Dream Police” and other hits with 10-piece orchestra and choir.
Early Bird tickets $100 — includes all you can drink!
New Year’s Eve is about spectacle — and downtown St. Pete just got a lot more spectacular! Jannus Live is the place to be to bring in a rockin’ 2012. Cheap Trick will perform a lavish production of their classic Dream Police album — plus all their hits — accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra and choir, situated above the stage (continued).
Cheap Trick’s Dream Police, which earlier this year enjoyed a sellout run of dates in the Midwest and at The Greek in Los Angeles, will require Jannus Live to reconfigure its already-expansive stage to accommodate the band’s truckloads of sound, lights and effects. The result will be a multi-sensory spectacle.
“This show is as great as The Who performing Tommy,” enthused Eddie Trunk of VH1’s That Metal Show. “We’re barely into the second month of 2011 and I’ve already seen a show that will be tough to beat as the best show of the year,” said Ken Sumka of Chicago’s 93XRT.
In addition to performing Dream Police in its entirety, Cheap Trick will play a generous portion of their rich, platinum-selling catalog, including hits “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” “The Flame” and others.
In 1979, after a string of four platinum albums, Cheap Trick closed out the decade with the masterful Dream Police, which pumped up its bedrock catchy power-pop with ambitious orchestrations. Bringing it to the stage is no small feat, but on that the band has embraced and turned into a truly stunning experience.
Tickets for Cheap Trick’s Dream Police are on sale at Ticketmaster, jannuslive.com or at Jannus Live’s ticket outlet at Detroit Liquors on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. Early bird tickets are $100 — includes all you can drink — for a limited time only.