No More Temporary Stage Shows for Rockford's Cheap Trick

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford's Cheap Trick has decided to perform on fewer stages.

Crossed off the list are temporary stages at outdoor music venues. The decision comes in light of what happened at one of their shows in Canada this Summer. A severe thunderstorm caused the stage to collapse. Five people were hurt, including a Cheap Trick truck driver.

Cheap Trick also decided to open a museum and music venue in an old car dealership in Chicago. This isn't expected to get in the way of plans to build Rick's Place in Rockford, the hotel and conference center that's been in the works for a few years.


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  • by Dave Location: Rockford on Nov 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    @Sammy, Dianne and Vicki. The band had a stage collapse while playing. Would it not stand to reason that you would not want to play on a temp stage anymore. Please do a little research and look what this band has given back to this community over the last 30 years. As to the plans for the museum, talk to the local city administrators. While they give all the tax credits to large corporations and out of county businesses they try to play hard ball on this project and blew the deal. End of story. Sammy you must listen to lil john and the wootang clan so you know zero about music. All 3 of you only look on the surface with your uninformed opinions.
  • by sammy Location: rockford on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    Cheap trick sucks!
  • by sammy Location: rockford on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    Cheap trick sucks!
  • by Diane Location: Rockford on Nov 11, 2011 at 02:51 PM
    Shame on Cheap Trick! This is the town that gave them their beginings and I went to see them many times here. Now, they desert us for the MONEY of Chicago. So much for loyalty.
  • by Vicki Location: Rockford on Nov 11, 2011 at 08:10 AM
    Cheap Trick has sold Rockford out for Chicago. We would have been very proud to have a museum of that kind here where Cheap Trick is originally from. I guess they gave us a cheap-trick! Chicago would like to take our pride away and give us all their trash and criminals.Thanks Chicago!
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