Newsletter Issue #68
- Apr 2010
Welcome to the sixty-eighth "UNOFFICIAL"
Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it (and the
Austin Durant 2010
The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website (www.cheaptrick.com)
as at 21 April. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so
please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions.
Apr 24 - Laughlin, NV; May 1 - Cary, NC; 21 - Fredericksburg VA; 22 - Ashburn VA;
June 4 - Orlando FL; 5 - Peachtree City, GA; July 3 - Scottsdale AZ; 9 -
Columbus OH; 10 - Chicago IL; 13 - New York NY; 14 - Boston MA; 16 -
Philadelphia PA; 17 - Gilford NH; 18 - New Brunswick NJ; Aug 20 - Springfield
IL; 21 - Red Wing MN; 27 - Detroit MI; 28 - Dayton OH; 29 - Baltimore MD; Sep 3
- Memphis TN; Oct 8 - Saratoga CA.
The shows from 9-18 July are with Squeeze, with the shows from 20 Aug-3 Sep
being with Blondie. It has been announced on the official website that these are
both "co-headline" tours, Cheap Trick will open some shows and close others. In
both cases, each band will play a 75 minute set.
A statement has just been added to the messageboards on the official website
which reads "There are some TENTATIVE dates being planned for a short UK tour.
Dates are as follows: November 7 - Glasgow - venue is TBD; 8 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall; 11 - Manchester - Academy 2; 12 - London - Shepherds Bush Empire.
Please note these dates are NOT CONFIRMED - they are TENTATIVE. Once they are
confirmed, we will let you know here at cheaptrick.com".
Don't forget that the CT Webmaster is posting setlists to the official
messageboards as each show happens.
The band released a statement via the official website on March 19th : "Bun E.
Carlos is not currently the touring drummer for Cheap Trick. Bun E. remains a
band member. Everyone is healthy and Cheap Trick will continue to tour as
planned." Daxx Nielsen is filling in on drums on tour.
Whilst the band continue to promote "The Latest", Robin Zander is heavily
involved in a new CD release. He has worked with a number of Nashville's
premiere session musicians and other names to record an album being released
under the band name Countryside. The CD, titled "Countryside Blvd" is released
on 25 May by Big 3 Records in the US. The CD features a dozen songs, many of
which were written by Robin.
Meanwhile, Sony again revisit the band's back catalogue, with the re-release of
"One on One" together with "Next Position Please" on April 6th. In addition, the
"Wounded Bird" label are set to re-release CT albums in the near future, with
"Standing on the Edge", "The Doctor" and "Busted/Found All The Parts" all slated
for June 8th in the USA in case anyone missed them first time around. Sony
Legacy is also releasing a 3 CD compilation "The Music of Cheap Trick" on May
It's worth checking out the bands "YouTube" channel, as a number of new videos
have recently been added. These include complete recent shows at Enoch, AB
Canada and Tacoma WA as well as rehearsal footage of the song "Sleep Forever".
In addition, the News/front page on the official website includes video of
several recent interviews as well as links to recent news articles and reviews.
Don't forget to check the official website regularly. There are currently a lot
of new photo's from recent shows/events, and of course cheaptrick.com is the
first place to find news, up-to-date tour dates, as well as merchandise etc.
I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive
website at www.ctnewseurope.co.uk If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be
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