by Kelly Keltner
Categories: Causes, Environment, Music.

Classic rock band Cheap Trick apparently not only wants you to want them, but also to celebrate Earth Day. The band that gave millions of spurned would-be lovers the ultimate anthem of unrequited love, “I Want You to Want Me”, will be playing the National Mall in Washington D.C. to officially kick off the capital’s Earth Day celebrations.

Along with Kicking Daisies, Explorers Club and Dave Mason (“We Just Disagree”), Cheap Trick will perform at the Mobilize the Earth rally. The rally hopes to raise awareness for environmental issues and motivate people to take action to not only do their part, but help motivate their government to do their part as well.

The event, which will begin at noon and last until 7 p.m., is free to all those who wish to attend. Along with Cheap Trick and accompanying headliners, the event will feature numerous guest speakers and other performers who will be announced in the coming days.

This year’s event marks the return of music at the Mall to celebrate Earth Day after a year’s break. In 2010, Sting and John Legend played to a packed mall to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

Via Contact Music

About Kelly Keltner

Kelly Keltner is a writer and blogger based in a very lush and green Tennessee. She's written for a number of publications including cultofmac.com and usatoday.com. You can follow her on Twitter @blondeheroine.

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