Published on February 16th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen On The Upcoming U.S. Tour Of The Nielsen Trust & Future Plans
When it comes to Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, few artists seem to be as beloved by fellow inductees as Cheap Trick. A true rock band’s rock band, the music of Cheap Trick has been covered by dozens of notable artists, including Pearl Jam, Marilyn Manson, Kid Rock, Green Day and the Foo Fighters. It has been over 45 years since the group formed in Rockford, Illinois and Cheap Trick remains one of rock’s hardest working touring acts, having played over 5,000 gigs (and counting).
Yet Cheap Trick guitarist and principal songwriter Rick Nielsen still stays busy as a musician in his off-time. During a rare month or so off, Nielsen will be hitting with the roading with The Nielsen Trust. A true “family band,” The Nielsen Trust also features the talents of Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick’s stellar full-time drummer since 2010), Miles Nielsen (frontman of Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts) and singer/songwriter Kelly Steward, wife and frequent musical collaborator of Miles Nielsen.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Rick Nielsen by phone on February 14, 2020 about the upcoming dates for The Nielsen Trust, future recording plans and more, as embedded below; the chat will also air on a future edition of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast. More on The Nielsen Trust can be found online by visiting its official website at www.thenielsentrust.com.
And those announced tour dates:
– March 6 & 7, 2020 – Monk’s – Wisconsin Dells, WI
– March 19, 2020 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
– March 20, 2020 – Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
– March 21, 2020 – Brauer House – Lombard, IL
– March 25, 2020 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO
– March 26, 2020 – The Rust Belt – East Moline, IL
– March 27, 2020 – Tanners – Kimberly, WI
– April 1, 2020 – Venue 720 – Flora, IL
– April 2, 2020 – The Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL
– April 3, 2020 – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
– April 4, 2020 – The Apollo Theatre AC – Belvidere, IL