This is fitting: The Rockford Rivets (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) are honoring Cheap Trick‘s enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a commemorative bobblehead series.
While Cheap Trick’s induction might spark interest on its own, the Rivets are a natural fit for a promotion of this kind, as Cheap Trick originated in Rockford. The team is making the bobbleheads—which depict current band members Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Peterson, and Daxx Nielsen—available through an exclusive ticket package. Each bobblehead will have its own giveaway date. The promotion was announced yesterday afternoon, shortly before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
This one-of-a-kind series will be $60 for the first 500 packages sold and then will be $70. A portion of the proceeds will go to each band member’s charity of choice. The ONLY way to get the set is by purchasing this package. This will not be a giveaway item at the gate.
The package will include five games and the guarantee of receiving the whole set. The plan includes the May 31 season opener, and the bobblehead nights on June 24, July 9, July 23 and August 5. The set includes the “never a wasted ticket policy,” meaning that if a fan can’t make it to a certain game, they can trade in their tickets and receive tickets for a different game.
The Rivets are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Rockford’s hometown heroes, who have sold more than 20 million records in their four-decade career, general manager Chad Bauer said.
“I am a huge Cheap Trick fan and am honored that they have allowed us to launch this series,” Bauer said.
The Cheap Trick Package will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 11. Fans will be able to purchase the tickets online or by calling the box office at (815) 240-4159.