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Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson playlists his songs of the summer ahead of ‘Under The Southern Stars’

Before Under The Southern Stars 2022 rolls into town this March, we’ve enlisted the help of Tom Petersson, the bassist from festival headliners Cheap Trick to put together the perfect summer playlist. Now you’ll be ready for the pre-UTSS roadtrip!

With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades, 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap Trick have well and truly earned their spot as one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years.

They’ll join Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rose Tattoo, Electric Mary, and more around the country for this year’s Under The Southern Stars festivities (be sure to check your festival date as lineups may vary).

Under The Southern Stars Tour 2022 Dates

  • March 11, 2022, – Maitland Showgrounds, Maitland NSW
  • March 12, 2022, – Hastings Foreshore Reserve, Hastings VIC
  • March 13, 2022, – J.C. Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga VIC
  • March 18, 2022, – Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
  • March 19, 2022, – Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
  • March 20, 2022, – Bonython Park, Adelaide SA
  • March 22, 2022, – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
  • March 25, 2022, – Kings Beach Ampitheatre, Kings Beach QLD
  • March 26, 2022, – Southport Sharks, Southport QLD
  • March 27, 2022, – Riverstage Brisbane, Brisbane QLD

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Cheap Trick – I Want You to Want Me (from Budokan!) [Official Video]

Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick’s Songs of the Aussie Summer:

AC/DC – Live Wire

“Of course have to start with some Bon Scott”

Live Wire (Live from the Atlantic Studios, New York, NY – December 1977)

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

“And follow with Brian Johnson”

AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Official Video)

Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon

“So many classic songs.”

Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon (Official Video)

The Easy Beats – Friday On My Mind

“If it’s good enough for David Bowie to cover….”

The Easybeats – Friday On My Mind (Official Audio)

The Bee Gees – Lonely Days

“Too many great songs to choose just one but here goes.”

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burnings

“Great live band!”

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning

Divinyls – Boys In Town

“Christine Amphlett was totally underrated. Great live band too.”

Divinyls – Boys In Town [HQ/1080p]

Tame Impala – Elephant

“A song I never get tired of. Sounds like John Lennon.”

Tame Impala – Elephant (Official Video)

Wolfmother – Joker and the Thief

“Very heavy three piece.”

Wolfmother – Joker and the Thief

The Angels – Dogs Are Talking

“We loved touring with them. Good clean fun!”

The Angels – Dogs Are Talking

Listen to the playlist here:

Under The Southern Stars will take Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more around Australia in 2022. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.