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American rock icons Cheap Trick coming to Shooting Star Friday

Cheap Trick will perform at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. (Submitted photo)

American rock band, Cheap Trick, will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center this Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Cheap Trick originally began as Fuse in 1967, a band formed by Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson in Rockford, Illinois. After recruiting more members and changing its name to Cheap Trick, the group saw huge success in Japan with the release of its 1977 album, "In Color", which was gold-certified. The group achieved its breakthrough in the United States after recording its live album, "At Budokan", which was triple-platinum certified in the States largely due to the success of its single, "I Want You to Want Me."

Later that year, Cheap Trick released its fourth album, "Dream Police", which sold more than a million copies and launched two Top 40 hit singles, "Voices" and "Dream Police". Other notable hits include the hard-rock ballad "The Flame", which became the group's first No. 1 single, a cover of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel", which reached No. 4, and "Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love", which reached No. 12.

Over the course of its career, Cheap Trick has performed more than 5,000 times, sold 20 million records, and received 40 gold and platinum-certified awards. The group's unique blend of Beatles-style pop, heavy metal, and punk is emulated by many bands to this day. Cheap Trick released its newest album in 2017, and the band continues to perform its iconic classics around the United States.

For more news about upcoming concerts and events at the Shooting Star, or to purchase tickets, please call 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), visit the website at www.StarCasino.com, or click on the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino. Tickets can be picked up at the Shooting Star box office, located at 777 Casino Road in Mahnomen.

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