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Newsletter Issue #32 - February, 2002

Welcome to the thirty second "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter. This contains a review of two of the Florida shows in late January that I hope you will find of interest {Review - florida.htm}.

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website: 9 February - Salt Lake City; 20 April - Camber Sands, England; 23 - Glasgow, Scotland (The Garage); 24 - Manchester, England (Manchester University Debating Hall); 25 - London, England (University of London Union); 27 - Camber Sands, England.

As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

As you can see, the main news (and the reason for bringing this newsletter forward from March) is the confirmation of three further British dates in April, in between the two weekend "All Tomorrows Parties" festival dates at Camber Sands, Sussex, England. As mentioned in the last issue, more information about this festival (the same line up play on successive weekends) can be found at the website and in some of the UK music press. The Festival runs for 3 days each weekend, and only a 3 day pass can be bought for each weekend (which includes lodging) - no single day tickets are sold. Tickets for the three new dates (Glasgow, Manchester, London) are available from ticket agencies, online from and/or the venues. The band have no plans to play any further dates in Europe during the trip in April.

The band enjoyed a successful 7 show run on the West Coast in January, supporting Aerosmith. Their 45 minute sets were well received and Rick joined Aerosmith on stage in Fresno CA, playing with them on "Mama Kin". On February 9, Cheap Trick play the Ice Village at the Winter Olympic Games at Salt Lake City.

The Rhino website ( reports that the 1998 "Music for Hangovers" DVD and VHS video is finally due to be released in the USA on March 12.

"Bun E In A Box", the definitive Bun E Carlos drum sampler was debuted at the NAMM show in California in mid January. The sample collection contains loops from a number of Cheap Trick songs, and was produced and recorded by Steve Albini. It is aimed at professional and aspiring music producers and I understand cannot be played on a regular CD player. Prices range from $99-249 depending on format, and further details can be found at

The current range of official merchandise list can be viewed on the official website, orders/enquiries should be sent to Trickstuff, PO Box 1911, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. The official fan service, Trick International is at 1957 - 86th Street, PMB #149, Brooklyn, NY 11214 USA, e-mail at and the official website is at All past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photos are archived on my internet site -

My apologies that this is a little thin on news, but I did want to write out as soon as possible with the extra British dates in April. Nonetheless, I hope you've found this issue informative. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a sae (or more) or IRC 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 to or e-mail me. The next issue will probably be in late April or early May, unless there's any further important news to impart.

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