WASHINGTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Classic rockers Cheap Trick have gone all the way to the U.S. Congress with their efforts to push for tougher legislation on outdoor stages.
The band has been advocating more stringent requirements for outdoor stage design since they had a near brush with tragedy when a stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed, shortly after the band left the stage.
On Oct. 3rd, Guitarist Rick Nielson and band manager Dave Frey appeared before a congressional committee to press congress to require a standardized certification process for outdoor stages.
The band is also making a similar push in north of the border, encouraging Canadians to pressure the Canadian federal government to take similar steps. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers