Cheap Trick performs at Palace Theatre Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m

ALBANY — Cheap Trick is part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll.

Frontlined since 1974 by Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar), the Rockford, IL-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are as vital today as ever, having released three records in the last three years — “Bang Zoom Crazy... Hello” (2016), “We’re All Alright!” (2017) and “Christmas Christmas” (2017) – and toured to packed audiences around the world (four decades/5,000+ shows).

Cheap Trick is an American institution, beloved 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), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) - are pioneers with a streak of classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man” and “Dream Police,” to “Surrender and “I Want You To Want Me.”

2016 saw Cheap Trick’s long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications.

Cheap Trick closed the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with a performance of “Surrender,” “Dream Police” and “I Want You To Want Me.”

Ticket prices range from $34.75 to $84.75, and are on sale now at the Palace Theatre Box Office (located at 19 Clinton Ave. in Albany). Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as select days and hours for events and On Sales.

Tickets are also available for purchase online at ticketmaster.com.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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