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Newsletter Issue #52 - Jan 2006

Welcome to the fifty second "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it (and the enclosed review of New Years Eve in Las Vegas  vegas_nye05.htm ) of interest.

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( as at 25 January. Check online regularly as shows for 2006 are being added. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions:-
2 & 3 Feb - Milwaukee WI; 21 - Los Angeles; 23 - Cabazon CA; 11 Mar - Orlando FL; 15 Apr - Tacoma WA; 21 & 22 - Lincoln City OR; 28 - Laughlin NV; 29 - Valley Centre CA; 5 May - Las Vegas.

It has just been confirmed that the band will support Aerosmith during March and early April in the USA and Canada at the following shows. There is a link on the "Tour Dates" page on the official CT website for ticket pre-sale for some shows. The dates are:-
2 Mar - Miami; 4 Pensacola FL; 7 - Lexington KY; 9 - Manchester NH; 12 - Hershey PA; 15 - Wilkes Barre PA; 17 - East Lansing MI; 19 - Montreal QB, Canada; 21 - London ON, Canada; 23 - Des Moines IA; 25 - Grand Forks ND; 27 - Peoria IL; 29 - Oklahoma City OK; 31 - Omaha NE; 2 Apr - Green Bay WI; 5 - Saskatoon SK, Canada; 7 - Edmonton AB, Canada; 9 - Vancouver BC, Canada.
It has also been stated that there will be no Fan Club Meet'n'Greets at these shows.

Although there were few Cheap Trick dates during December and January, band members have made a few stage appearances during this time. On 13 December, Rick joined Aerosmith on stage in Milwaukee to play "Train Kept A-Rolling" at the end of the show. Robin made a significant contribution to a show in Ft Myers, Florida on 15 December in aid of Hurricane Relief. He was joined by other musicians such as Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Eddie Money, Buck Dharma, Joe Lynn Turner and members of Loverboy and Grand Funk Railroad amongst others. And on 17 January, Robin joined Aerosmith on stage in Tampa, Florida and shared vocals on "Come Together" with Steven Tyler.

On December 30, the band appeared on Channel 8 in Las Vegas to help present "Kevin's Neighbourhood Weather". The results were apparently very funny, and the video could be found on the website during January to watch again.

As yet there is no news on a release date for the new studio album, though it is speculated to be due out sometime late spring/early summer. But as reported in previous newsletters, three re-mastered and expanded studio albums are due to be released shortly in the US. "Dream Police" and "All Shook Up" should both be in the shops from 7 March, whilst "Next Position Please - Authorised Edition" should be available the same day via digital download providers. I have no information at present as to whether "Next Position Please" will later be released on CD. Billboard have reported the extra material on each remastered album to be as follows:- "Dream Police" will include the bonus tracks "The House is Rockin" and "Way of the World" (both previously unreleased live versions from 1979), a studio outtake of "Dream Police" without strings and a 1988 live recording of "I Know What I Want". "All Shook Up" will include "Everything Works If You Let It" and the four songs from the "Found All The Parts" EP which have only previously been available on CD in Japan. "Next Position Please" will include the extra tracks "Twisted Heart", "Don't Make Our Love a Crime" and "You Talk Too Much", and the track listing will be sequenced as originally intended.

As always, the official website ( has the most up to date tour dates, also photo's and the merchandise store where new items are regularly added.

I hope you've found this latest issue informative. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a stamped envelope 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 or e-mail me. The next newsletter is planned for March/April depending on news.


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