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Whaaat? Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band to perform at Boise golf tournament

Battling your budget about whether to buy a $15 ticket to the Albertsons Boise Open?


It’s a small price to pay to see Cheap Trick rock out. The band will perform a concert after golf concludes Sept. 14 at Hillcrest Country Club.

The 29th annual tournament, which happens Sept. 13-16, will feature 75 PGA Tour players and the top 75 Web.com Tour players off the 2018 money list. They’ll compete for 25 PGA Tour cards and $1 million in prize money.

But the real party starts when Cheap Trick takes the stage Friday evening off the 18th fairway. That’s where the new Fan Zone will be located. It includes local food and craft beer. Entry to the Fan Zone and Cheap Trick concert are included with either a weekly ($25 advance, $35 gate) or single-day ($15) golf tournament ticket.

(Cheap Trick? Fairly cheap concert, too.)

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, Cheap Trick has been a household name since its first record in 1977. The group has sold 20 million albums globally thanks to melodic hits such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Dream Police” and “Surrender.”

Cheap Trick is one of the rare classic-rock acts that have maintained nearly every key member. Vocalist Robin Zander, wacky guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson are in the band, along with touring drummer Daxx Nielsen. Original drummer Bun E. Carlos retired from the road in 2010.

All proceeds from Albertsons Boise Open ticket sales go to Treasure Valley charities. Purchase them at albertsonsboiseopen.com.

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