SINGLE, “LIGHT UP THE FIRE,” #1 AT CLASSIC ROCK RADIO
IN ANOTHER WORLD AVAILABLE NOW VIA BMG DIGITALLY AND ON CD
STANDARD BLACK, LIMITED EDITION BLUE AND WHITE SPLATTERED VINYL,
AND EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION TARGET PICTURE DISC
ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 4
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Cheap Trick have made an historic chart debut with their acclaimed new album, IN ANOTHER WORLD. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ 20th studio album enters at #1 on Billboard’s “Rock” chart — their highest first-week chart placement in the veteran band’s long, remarkable career. The record also bowed at #1 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, #5 “Current Digital,” #6 “Top Current,” #6 “Internet,” #7 Top Albums,” and #10 “Digital.” To add to the excitement, the band’s current single, “Light Up The Fire,” is now #1 at Classic Rock Radio both Mediabase and BDS.
IN ANOTHER WORLD is available now via BMG digitally and on CD; standard black vinyl arrives on Friday, June 4. Limited edition blue and white splattered vinyl will also be available at independent record stores nationwide. In addition, a limited edition picture disc will be available exclusively via Target.
Fueled by such new Cheap Trick classics as “Light Up The Fire“ and the blistering “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll,“ IN ANOTHER WORLD has been lighting up playlists at streaming platforms around the world, reaching the #2 spot on Spotify’s “Classic Rock Now” while also being featured on “All New Rock,” “Most Wanted Rock,” and “Rock the World!” IN ANOTHER WORLD is further being highlighted on a number of top Apple Music playlists including “Hard Rock Best New Songs,” “Hard Rock Artists We Love” and “New in Rock.”
Long regarded as one of rock’s greatest ever live outfits, Cheap Trick – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and drummer Daxx Nielsen – recently celebrated IN ANOTHER WORLD with an unforgettable performance of “Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll” on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
WATCH “BOYS & GIRLS & ROCK N ROLL” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Along with its explosive popular success, IN ANOTHER WORLD has been met by ecstatic praise from high profile media outlets everywhere:
“Since their first album in 1977, Cheap Trick has consistently put out perfectly polished power-pop and hard rock gems, and that tradition continues here…all we can do is be thankful for the longevity and endless creativity of the quartet from Rockford, Illinois…Singer Robin Zander sounds exactly as he did nearly 45 years ago, and hasn’t lost a thing off his fastball. And Tom Petersson, who pioneered the 12-string bass, lays down a bottom so full and chunky it’s hard to believe this four-piece band has only one guitar and one bass.”
“Like Cleopatra with power chords, Cheap Trick cannot be withered by age, nor does custom stale their infinite variety…In Another World, their twentieth studio album, is one of their best yet. As ever the band appear to have listened to both every record ever made and nothing at all since 1977.”
“In Another World has all the familiar ingredients of the band’s classic power-pop sound.”
“A gripping, charming and laudable return from the legendary rock quartet.”
“The energy is still there, the dedication to the craft of writing Beatlesque power-pop songs is still there, and the elder Nielsen’s guitar tone still sounds like it could chip rust off an old battleship.”
Singer Robin Zander sounds ageless…Combined with the very inventive and solid guitar work of Rick Nielsen and energized by his son, drummer Daxx Nielsen, and bassist Tom Petersson,
this recording stands alongside any of their classic releases.”