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Newsletter Issue #45 - July 2004

Welcome to the forty fifth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it (and the enclosed Northwest northwest_04.htm  & London london_04.htm  reviews) of interest. The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website as at 29 July (dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling):

5 Aug - Rye NY; 6 - Clearfield PA; 7 - Baltimore MD; 12 - Louisville KY; 13 - Chicago; 14 - Oshkosh WI; 2 Sep - Lincoln NE; 3 - Du Quoin IL; 5 - Harris MI; 10 - Norwalk CT; 11 - Ft Worth TX; 17 - Atlantic City NJ; 23 - El Cajon CA; 24 & 25 - Long Beach CA; 29 & 30 - Agoura Hills CA; 2 Oct - Tacoma WA

Also, Cheap Trick are "reported" as being on the bill for the Rolling Stone "50 Years Of Rock And Roll" on September 17th and 18th at the Roseland Ballroom, New York but this is unconfirmed. As always, shows are subject to change or cancellation and confirmed dates can be found on the official website.

Several shows towards the end of the Aerosmith tour in June were cancelled by Aerosmith, and two of the early European Festival dates (Lennestadt on 10 July and Leipzig on 11 July) were also cancelled. Cheap Trick had no control over these cancellations. Vicenza and Lisbon were also later cancelled. Speaking of shows, gives links to a large number of recent reviews and press. In addition, a lot of new photos are featured on the official website which are worth viewing.

The new DVD, "From Tokyo to You", was released in the US on 15 June, and the band did an instore signing at J&R Music World in New York on that date to promote the release.

The remastered "Silver" double CD of the 25th Anniversary show at Rockford was released in the USA on June 29th and features two extra tracks - "Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School" and "On Top of the World", both recorded at the Metro, Chicago shows in April/May 1998. The "Special One" CD was finally released in parts of Europe in early July 2004 whilst CD list "Special One" as being re-released in the USA by Big 3 on 27 July with different cover artwork. I believe that Sony are also reissuing the "Essential Cheap Trick" in late July with one bonus track, but I cannot confirm this.

Cheap Trick performed at XM Satellite Radio in Washington DC on June 13th, as part of the "Then... Again... Live!" series. They played a full set of semi acoustic (Fan Club, Too Much, Lookout, I Want You to Want Me) then electric (Hello There, Big Eyes, Come on Come On, Clock Strikes Ten, Pop Drone, My Obsession, Need Your Love, The Flame, Dream Police, 70's Song, Surrender, Ain't that a Shame, Scent of a Woman, Goodnight Now). The concert is due for broadcast later in the year.

The band are reported to have been working on new material, with working titles such as "Give It Away", "Gazoonheit", "Two Pickets to Tittsburgh" and "Arabesque" having been mentioned in press interviews. In addition, Rick Nielsen and son Miles are featured with young band "Heavils" on a recording of "Just Got Back". And finally, thanks to Craig in Halifax, England for the information that a new tribute album titled "Tricked Out" is being produced by Fastlane Records. No release date has yet been confirmed on the labels website though.

The rest of my archive website (including past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photos) can be found at , which also includes some new CT/Hard Rock Cafe pictures hardrock.htm.

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 or e-mail me. The next newsletter is planned for Sept/Oct.


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