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Newsletter Issue #65 - July 2009

Welcome to the sixty-fifth "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 5 July. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions:-

The band has a busy summer tour schedule, and are currently supporting Def Leppard and Poison on the following dates in the USA and Canada: 7 July - Hartford, CT; 8 - Wantagh, NY; 10 - Burgettstown, PA; 11 - Virginia Beach, VA; 12 - Bristow, VA; 15 - Cincinnati, OH; 17 - Tinley Park, IL; 18 - Milwaukee, WI; 20 - Maryland Heights, MO; 21- Kansas City, MO; 23 - Noblesville, IN; 24 - Clarkston, MI; 7 August - Raleigh, NC; 8 - Charlotte, NC; 10 - Nashville, TN; 11 - Birmingham, AL; 13 - West Palm Beach, FL; 14 - Tampa, FL; 15 - Atlanta, GA; 18 - New Orleans, LA; 19 - Houston, TX; 21 - Dallas, TX; 22 - Tulsa, OK; 24 - Englewood, CO; 25 - Salt Lake City, UT; 28 - Albuquerque, NM; 29 - Phoenix, AZ; 30 - Irvine, CA; 2 September - Mountain View, CA; 3 - Sacramento, CA; 5 - Las Vegas, NV; 6 - San Bernadino, CA. (Please note that there are additional Def Leppard tour dates but Cheap Trick are only playing at those listed on to Sep 6.)

The band have included some interesting tracks during the shows played so far, including "Way of the World", "A Day in the Life" as well as new songs "Sick Man of Europe" and "These Days".

Cheap Trick have a couple of their own shows scheduled: 26 July - Tower, MN; 27 - Madison WI.

In addition, the band members will be involved in nine shows in Las Vegas, performing "Sgt Pepper Live" together with a full orchestra and other guest artists. These shows will be held at the Las Vegas Hilton on Sept 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23.

The new album, titled "The Latest" was made available for pre-order from the official website and from and started shipping in the latter part of June. It appears that the CD will be more widely released in the US and Japan on or around 21 July (and available in Europe via import I believe). As well as the standard CD, limited edition LP and 8-track editions were available via the official website.

The front page of the official website, features a long list of links to recent reviews of shows and the new CD - lots of good reading. In addition, those based in the USA can watch a number of videos on the bands own "YouTube" channel via the official website.

As well as the new studio album, another Cheap Trick recording became available in June. The band recorded a version of the "Transformers Theme" which is included on the soundtrack CD of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" which released on June 23. In addition, the "Every Trick in the Book" video compilation will finally be released on DVD in the USA on July 14, in Japan on July 25, and was apparently released in Europe on June 29. Collectors may be interested in two upcoming, limited edition releases in Japan: the "Essential Cheap Trick" is due for release on Blu-spec CD on July 22, and "Lap of Luxury" is being re-released there in a card sleeve on Aug 5.

As ever, the official website is worth checking regularly - not only for tour dates, but new photo's, merchandise and fan club details.

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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