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Newsletter Issue #31 - January, 2002

Welcome to the thirtyfirst "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter. This contains a review of the Dec 29-31 shows in Rockford and Chicago that I hope you will find of interest {Review - nye2001.htm}.

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website: 5 January 2002 - Denver**; 7 - Salt Lake City**; 9 - San Jose CA**; 11 - Las Vegas**; 13 - Los Angeles**; 15 - Fresno CA**; 17 - San Diego CA**; 24 - Jacksonville FL; 25 - St Petersburg FL; 26 - Hallandale FL; 28 - Charleston SC; 29 - Athens GA; 30 - Nashville TN; 1 February - Robinsonville MS; 20 April - Camber Sands, UK; 27 - Camber Sands, UK. (Note: ** these dates are opening for Aerosmith). As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

As can be seen from the tour dates above, Cheap Trick have now confirmed they will be playing at the "All Tomorrows Parties" Festival on the weekends of 19-21 and 26-28 April 2002 at Camber Sands in Sussex, England. 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. The band are reported to be trying to fit other dates in between the two Festival shows.

Further to the international release dates of the "Silver" DVD that I published last time, please note that the 135 minute VHS video of the Silver show has also been released in some countries including USA and UK.

The Rhino website reports that the 1998 "Music for Hangovers" DVD and VHS video is finally due to be released in the USA, with March 26 the tentative date. I have no details of whether it will be released outside the USA. Hopefully more news next time.

The show played at North Tonawanda NY on 11 Aug 2001 was filmed for Japanese TV and is to air on NHK TV in Japan on Jan 15.

The "In Color... And In Black And White" album achieved platinum status late in 2001 and the band members received their awards backstage at the New Years Eve show at Navy Pier, Chicago.

The band made a 30 minute appearance at the KSAN radio station in San Francisco on Jan 8th in front of a small audience of radio station competition winners and Trick International members. The 5 song set, interspersed with a few questions and answers was broadcast both locally and webcast on the internet, and the setlist was "I Want You To Want Me", "Tonight Its You", "Don't Be Cruel", "Borderline" and "California Man". The (large, 10MB) file of the webcast can be downloaded from

The January issue of Classic Rock magazine in the UK (cover picture is of W Axl Rose) features Cheap Trick no less than 3 times! There is a 1/3 page "Studio Report" feature, as well as prominent reviews of the re-released "Sex.America.Cheap Trick" box set and the "Silver" DVD. There was even a competition offering the chance to win one of 5 copies of the DVD... shame that the 3 possible answers were ALL incorrect! (a/ Rocknroll, Georgia; b/ Rockfield, Illinois; c/ Rockforfiles, Oregon).

The latest addition to the official merchandise list is a new Japanese logo tour jacket. The current range 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 -

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 is due in March, or sooner if more UK or European dates are added in April.

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