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Newsletter Issue #74 - Dec 2011

Welcome to the seventy fourth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it and the Nov 2011 UK tour review - { UK Tour Nov 2011 } of interest.

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( ) as at 24 December. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions.

28 Dec 2011 - Atlanta, GA; 31 - St Petersburg, FL.

The band will be performing their "Dream Police" show, played in its entirity with a full orchestra at the New Years Eve show in St Petersburg, Florida. The show will apparently be broadcast live on Sirius radio in the US - for more information see:

The band performed the "Dream Police" show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 Sept, and the stunning video of the title track at that show can be viewed on the home page at

Other online media to enjoy:
- a 16 minute audio interview with Robin from early Dec 2012 on Tampa Bay's "107.3 The Eagle" radio station -
- video of a 4 minute interview with Robin on Fox TV Tampa Bay -
- a 2 minute video interview with Robin at Cowhead 102.5 around 21 Dec discussing the New Years Eve show -
- a 50 minute video interview with Rick and Dave Frey recorded in Washington DC in Oct 2011 at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit -

For collectors, a couple of British/European releases to look out for. On 9 Jan 2012, Sony release a second "Original Rock Classics" 5 CD box set, this one containing "At Budokan", "Dream Police" (expanded version), "One on One", "Lap of Luxury" and Busted". On 30 Jan 2012, there is apparently yet another re-release for the "Live in Australia" DVD, but this time, including an audio CD of the show (which has never been released before to my knowledge). More details on both of these can be found on

Cheap Trick merchandise can be found at the bands new online store - , and the bands "Zazzle" store also continues to offer a wide range of logo and other products.

Don't forget to check the official website regularly. As always, is always the first place to find news, up-to-date tour dates, photo's as well as merchandise etc.

I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive website at which features previous newsletters and show reviews as well as the ever-expanding "Collectables" and "Gigography" listings. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a stamped envelope for the next issue.

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