Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick to return to PPAC in November


Providence, RI – The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced Monday that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick will perform live on the PPAC stage on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8P. This will be the band’s first performance in the theatre since 1989.

Tickets for CHEAP TRICK go on sale this Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), by phone at 401.421.ARTS (2787) and online at ppacri.org. Box Office window and phone hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P.

Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick plays at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on August 3, 2019. Photo by Doug MacGunnigle, WPRO

Cheap Trick is “one of rock’s hardest working live acts,” playing live in venues worldwide more than 150 nights each year. They have remained among the most influential and popular bands of any era, with a cannon of certifiable classics like “I Want You to Want Me,” “California Man,” “Dream Police,” and the wordwide #1 hit single “The Flame.” Their self-titled first album was issued in 1977; their breakthrough album Cheap Trick at Budokan was released in 1979. Since then, they have released over twenty more albums. The group has earned more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications, with total record sales well in excess of 20 million. Cheap Trick has received myriad awards and industry honors, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tickets are $69.50 – $29.50, with a VIP Tour package available for $169. All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket restoration charge; prices are subject to change without notice.

Robin Zander Cheap Trick plays at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on August 3, 2019. Photo by Doug MacGunnigle, WPRO

Masks will be required for all audience members and event staff for this concert. PPAC says in a news release that masks may be temporarily adjusted or removed while actively eating or drinking; otherwise, masks must always be worn while inside the theatre.

PPAC also announced that they are now a GBAC STAR™ accredited performing arts venue, indicating that the theatre has adopted “the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.” PPAC has no capacity restrictions; ALL event staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. PPAC is following current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC, state and local government. Please visit ppacri.org/healthandsafety for updates on all shows, including the Cheap Trick concert.

Rick Neilsen and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick play at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on August 3, 2019. Photo by Doug MacGunnigle, WPRO