Legendary power-pop collective Cheap Trick have released “No Direction Home”, the first single to be taken from the band’s upcoming album Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello due on April 1st through Big Machine Records. The album will be available for pre-order from March 4th.
“No Direction Home” is an instant classic from Cheap Trick. Its pulsating riffs intertwine with the anthemic chorus in the first taste of new music in over five years from the iconic four-piece from Rockfield, Illinois.
The release of Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The long-awaited news celebrates the pioneering sound that has lead to sales in excess of 20 million and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications for their multi-award winning back catalogue. Cheap Trick have also been featured on more the 20 major feature film soundtracks.
Now into their fourth decade, Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello marks the band’s 17th studio album. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer Julian Raymond, the album is the first to be released through Big Machine Records.
Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 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 Nelsen (drums) – are truly one of a kind, power pop pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, spanning “Surrender” and “I Want You To Want Me” to “Dream Police” and the worldwide #1 hit single, “The Flame”.
The band – famous for having played over 5000 shows in their career – will hit the road again this summer in support of Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello, to celebrate their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – alongside Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – as part of the “Rock Hall Three For All” tour of the US.
The 30-date tour will run from July until September, starting at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Michigan on July 14th and finishing in Florida’s Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre on September 23rd. Full Cheap Trick tour dates can be found at cheaptrick.com/tour-dates
Cheap Trick are firmly cemented as one of the most important bands in music history. With the release of Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello, the collective will continue their reign as the top progenitors of power-pop through 2016 and beyond.