Tonight’s the night that Boston’s own Aerosmith finally rocks the TD Garden! Robin Zander, frontman of opening act Cheap Trick, called in to Karlson & McKenzie Tuesday morning to talk about what he calls “the biggest show of the summer” as well as his own band’s career.
Kevin Karlson told a story about when he went to see Cheap Trick live, but showed up well after the 7PM start time assuming there was an opening act. There wasn’t…So Kevin saw all of two songs. That made Zander implore him to check out this week’s shows with Aerosmith.
Pete McKenzie asked him about this summer’s heat wave that’s sweeping across the country and bringing constant 90+ degree days in New England. Zander doesn’t have a problem with it like most people his age might.
“I’m terminally young,” said Zander, who turned 60 in January.
As for Cheap Trick’s plans, Zander sees no reason to stop recording and performing music – even if an on-stage death is in their future!
“We’ll just keep going until one of us drops dead – that will be a show!” he exclaimed to bursts of laughter.
Listen to the full interview with Robin Zander below. Cheap Trick opens for Aerosmith at the TD Garden tonight (July 17) and again on Thursday, July 19.
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