Watch Cheap Trick Plays First Post-Covid Show
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Cheap Trick played their first post-pandemic concert on Saturday and was joined by some of the members’ sons. The show took place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Their 19-song set featured a mix of classic hits and deep cuts, in addition to songs from their new album “In Another World”. They also threw in some covers.
Robin Taylor Zander, son of lead singer Robin Zander, stepped in for bassist Tom Petersson as he is still recovering after undergoing open-heart surgery in March. Guitarist Rick Nielsen’s son Daxx has been their touring drummer since 2010.
Last month, Petersson spoke about his recent operation to the Detroit radio station WRIF.
“I was in good shape, and it was something they discovered unexpectedly,” he revealed. “I didn’t have any symptoms. But it was the kind of thing where without knowing about it, you would just all of a sudden suddenly drop dead. I was, like, ‘OK. I’m in. Open-heart surgery? Sounds good to me.'”
“It’s a lot of psychological stuff that you don’t hear about or think about — post-traumatic stress,” he admitted. “And it’s scary. It’s kind of like being in an auto accident — you’re not thinking of it that much at the time, and later you look back on it and you think, ‘Holy shit. That was close.'”
Cheap Trick have several gigs throughout 2021.