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Newsletter Issue #67 - Jan 2010

Welcome to the sixty-seventh "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it of interest.

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( as at 31st January. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions.

Feb 4 - Toronto, ONT, Canada; 5 - Windsor, ONT, Canada; 25 - Los Angeles, CA; 26 - Rancho Mirage, CA; Mar 2 - Milwaukee, WI; 3 - Milwaukee, WI; 5 - Kansas City, MO; 19 - Austin, TX; 20 - Durant, OK; 26 - Enoch, AB, Canada; 28 - Tacoma, WA; Apr 14 - Solano Beach, CA; 24 - Laughlin, NV; May 1 - Cary, NC; June 5 - Peachtree City, GA; July 29 - Dubuque, IA.

In addition to the dates above, the band played a sold-out show in Brooklyn, NY on 26 Jan which was filmed for the PBS "Soundstage" programme and expected to air in the US in June or July. The band will also be recording an episode of "Austin City Limits" in March for later broadcast.

Recent set lists have included new songs "Miracle", "Miss Tomorrow", "Sleep Forever" and "Closer - The Ballad of Burt and Linda", as well as classics such as "Heaven Tonight", "Baby Loves to Rock" and Just Got Back". The Cheap Trick Webmaster is posting setlists to the official messageboards as each show happens.

There are several media appearences to watch/listen out for in the next week:
- the band recorded an episode of the US TV show "One Tree Hill" on 8 Dec 2009 (performing "Smile", "Surrender" and "I Want You To Want Me"), with the episode scheduled to debut in US on 1 Feb 2010;
- a performance from NYC (recorded on 28 Jan at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square) can be heard on Sirius/XFM's "Artist Confidential", which is being re-broadcast on Feb 1, 2, 4 and 5 in the US;
- a reworked version of "Dream Police" will be featured in an Audi commecial during the Superbowl on 7 Feb. The song can be heard on the entry page of

The band have announced that they will be playing some shows with Squeeze in the summer 2010, but there are no further details at present. Keep watching the official website for news.

Since my last newsletter, there have been a number of shows and tour news to note:
- the band members played nine well attended and well received shows at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas in September, performing "Sgt Pepper Live" together with a full orchestra and other guest artists;
- the third leg of Def Leppard's North American tour (on which Cheap Trick were to be special guests) was cancelled by Def Leppard;
- on 7 Nov 2009, the band were musical guests at "An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends" in Cleveland. Scott has been a long time friend, and personally invited the band to perform at the event, along with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Several songs from "Sgt Pepper" were played, along with several Cheap Trick songs;
- the band performed at Landshark Stadium, Miami on 27 Dec 2009, before the NFL game between Miami and Houston. Rick also performed at half time with Brian Ray and Orianthi in a tribute to Les Paul. In addition, the band played a set at the Rose Bowl Tailgate Party at Pasadena, CA on Jan 1st, prior to the big Rose Bowl football game.

It's worth checking out the bands "YouTube" channel, as a number of new videos have recently been added. These include some 1980 rehearsal footage in advance of that summers Chicagofest show, also several songs from the Budokan in 1979 on the "Dream Police" tour, plus footage from Spring Break Daytona in 1989.

Don't forget to check the official website regularly. There are currently a lot of new photo's from recent shows/events, and of course is the first place to find news, up-to-date tour dates, as well as merchandise etc.

I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive website at 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.


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