When we examined the best and strangest promotions of the 2016-17 Milwaukee Admirals season back in October, we weren’t aware the promo schedule was incomplete. In the subsequent months, the AHL franchise added “Green & Gold” days that allow fans to meet active and ’90s-era Packers like Jason Spiggs, Dorsey Levens, and Frank Winters. The Admirals organization has also filled in some slots in its concert series, which includes a post-game performance by a newly-annointed Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame act.
After the March 10 meeting between the Milwaukee Admirals and Rockford IceHogs, UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena will be alive with the sounds of Cheap Trick. The band was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in April. That milestone came just days after the release of Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, Cheap Trick’s 17th studio album and first without drummer Bun E. Carlos. Over the years, the perpetually touring Cheap Trick has been a semi-regular entertainment source after Ads games (most recently playing at the Bradley Center in 2014), but this will be the first opportunity to see the iconic Illinois act play a post-game concert since reaching certified Hall Of Fame standing.
Tickets are on sale now. Since the Admirals are hosting the team from Cheap Trick’s hometown, seats might not last long.