The dual headlining night of Cheap Trick and Peter Frampton, at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, saw the combined 85+ years of rocking experience in full force, and their talent has definitely not lost a beat.
Cheap Trick started the night off by bringing back such classics as “I Want You To Want Me”, “Dream Police”, and “Southern Girls”. Robin Zander, clad in all white clothes and matching hat, has barely lost a step. His voice sounds as good as ever. Rick Nielsen, on lead guitar, put on a clinic and brought out a wide array of guitars to perform with (highlighted by a Sgt. Peppers themed guitar). The surprises did not stop there, as Canadian icon, Sass Jordan, joined Zander onstage for a duet on Cheap Trick’s, “If You Want My Love”. The performance wouldn’t be complete without the band playing their rendition of, “In The Street”, also known as the ‘That 70’s Show’ theme song.
Once Cheap Trick had bid their final adieu, it was time for the living rock guitar legend, Peter Frampton, to hit the stage. For a man who has been releasing albums for the last 42+ years, he surely has not lost his groove, nor his technical prowess; and of course, he would be nowhere without his signature talk-box effect pedal. He did not disappoint the crowd, performing such fan favourites “Show Me the Way”, “Baby, I Love Your Way”, and even covered Stevie Wonder’s, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. The climax of the show was when Frampton performed his most signature song, “Do You Feel Like I Do?”. Fans definitely left the show with the feeling that this was a show to remember!
Next time either of these two artists come through Toronto again, you will not want to miss out!