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Newsletter Issue #37 - February 2003

Welcome to the thirty seventh "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter! This includes a review of the shows in Florida in late December   {Review florida_.htm } which I hope you find of interest.

The tour schedule is getting busier, and the following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website as at 11 Feb:

14 Feb - Laredo TX; 15 - Ft Worth TX, 17 - Bloomington IN; 18 - Indianapolis IN; 20 - St Louis MO; 21 - Robinsonville MS; 22 - New Orleans; 6 Mar - Copenhagen, Denmark; 7 - Hamburg, Germany; 8 - Berlin, Germany; 10 - Amsterdam, Holland; 11 - Cologne, Germany; 13 - London, England; 28 - Sequim WA; 29 - Tacoma WA; 30 - Vancouver, Canada; 1 Apr - Eugene OR; 2 - Portland OR; 4 - Park City UT; 5 - Boulder CO; 15 - Milwaukee WI; 19 - Verona NY; 30 - Glen Allen VA; 25 May - Little Rock AR; 7 Jun - Stevens Point WI; 12 - Altoona IA; 21 - Burlington IA; 23 - Fargo ND; 11 Jul - Calgary, Canada; 12 - Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada; 18 - St Joseph MI; 19 - Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; 24 - Stillwater MN; 25 - Jefferson WI; 28 Aug - Oshkosh WI; 29 - Marshfield WI; 2 Oct - San Diego CA; 5 - Bakersfield CA; 6 - Fresno CA; 7 - Redding CA. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

It is reported that the new CD will be released on March 31 in Japan and April 8 in the USA/Europe. I don't have a title as yet, but as reported previously, the track listing is believed to include the following:- "Low Life", "Special One", "Too Much", "My Obsession", "Pop Drone", "If I Could", "Scent of a Woman", "Best Friend", "Sorry Boy" and "Words". The Japanese release will have a bonus track of "Special One" sung in Japanese.

On January21, whilst in San Francisco for the two shows at the Great American Music Hall, Rick was interviewed by "The Bone" radio station. During an entertaining 30 minute interview, studio versions of the new songs "Scent of a Woman" and "Too Much"were played, and Rick mentioned that it is planned to tour in Japan in August.

Rick and Robin performed a special acoustic performance of "The Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock" on January 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This was an invitation-only performance and the two played a 21 song set. This included songs such as "Walk Away", "If I Could", "Fan Club" and "Say Goodbye" as well as more regular concert favourites. Both also did a "celebrity chef" spot at the Hotel the following day. On February 1st, Robin and Rick attended a party at the Sarasota Film Festival in Florida, honouring producer Jack Douglas, and both briefly joined Aerosmith on stage, helping with backing vocals for a few songs.

Staying on the topic of new songs, Bun E's Jukebox on the official website ( has just been updated, with new graphics and new songs. The highlight is the Japanese version of "Special One", plus live versions of seven songs from the 1997 "Cheap Trick" CD. Follow the link on the opening page for "Special One".

My archive website moved in early February to a new home, and can now be found at All past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photos are archived there, and it also includes a page of London and Amsterdam information that may be helpful for anyone coming to those shows from overseas. I've also added some (mostly fan) photo's from 2001 and 2002, plus some setlists & tickets etc from my collection. (Thanks to Lisa J in Texas for hosting some pages recently whilst I was unable to update my website at its old location!)

As always, the current range of official merchandise can be viewed on the official website, and 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

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 newsletter is planned for April, and will include a review of some of the Europe shows. Hope to meet many of the UK/European based fans at some of those shows!

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