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Newsletter Issue #64 - April 2009

Welcome to the sixty-fourth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it of interest.

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( as at 27 April. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions:-

The band has a busy summer tour schedule, and will be supporting Def Leppard and Poison on the following dates in the USA and Canada:

23 June - Camden, NJ; 25 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH; 26 - Darien Center, NY; 28 - Scranton, PA; 30 - Mansfield, MA; 1 July - Holmdel, NJ; 3 - Saratoga Springs NY; 4 - Toronto, CAN; 7 - Hartford, CT; 8 - Wantagh, NY; 10 - Burgettstown, PA; 11 - Virginia Beach, VA; 12 - Bristow, VA; 15 - Cincinnati, OH; 17 - Tinley Park, IL; 18 - Milwaukee, WI; 20 - Maryland Heights, MO; 21- Kansas City, MO; 23 - Noblesville, IN; 24 - Clarkston, MI; 7 August - Raleigh, NC; 8 - Charlotte, NC; 10 - Nashville, TN; 11 - Birmingham, AL; 13 - West Palm Beach, FL; 14 - Tampa, FL; 15 - Atlanta, GA; 18 - New Orleans, LA; 19 - Houston, TX; 21 - Dallas, TX; 22 - Tulsa, OK; 24 - Englewood, CO; 25 - Salt Lake City, UT; 28 - Albuquerque, NM; 29 - Phoenix, AZ; 30 - Irvine, CA; 2 September - Mountain View, CA; 3 - Sacramento, CA; 5 - Las Vegas, NV; 6 - San Bernadino, CA.

In addition, Cheap Trick have a number of their own shows scheduled: 7 May - Dixon, CA; 23 - Norman, OK; 24 - Thackerville, OK; 26 July - Tower, MN.

Cheap Trick have announced that a new album will be released to coincide with the summer tour. No further details are available, but this would suggest a release in June or July. Keep watching the official website for more information.

Collectors may be interested in a recent release. In the USA, a new compilation titled "Playlist: The Very Best of Cheap Trick" was released on 31st March which features 14 tracks. Despite having almost the same catalogue number as the 2007 CD release in Europe titled "The Very Best of Cheap Trick", the track listing is quite different.

As mentioned in the February newsletter, Bun E is currently involved in a side project called "Tinted Windows" with James Iha, Taylor Hanson and Adam Schlesinger. That band has been busy in March and April, with several tour dates across the USA plus TV appearances on David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon's shows (21st and 23rd April respectively). They play two dates supporting No Doubt in New Jersey in early May. In addition, they released a self-titled CD on 21st April.

Rick has also been involved in a side project, composing some music for an upcoming Wii computer game from Sega titled "The Conduit".

As ever, the official website is worth checking regularly - not only for tour dates, but new photo's, merchandise and fan club details. The mailing address for the official fanclub, Trick International is 8225 5th Avenue #803, Brooklyn, NY 11209, USA.

I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive website at If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a stamped envelope for the next issue. If you (or any other Trick fans you know) would prefer to receive this newsletter by e-mail in future, please write or e-mail me.


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