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Newsletter Issue #69 - Jul 2010

Welcome to the sixty-ninth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it (and the Virginia { Virginia May 2010 } & Las Vegas { Las Vegas Pepper 2010 } reviews) of interest.

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( as at 26 July. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions.

Cheap Trick shows:
Jul 29 - Irvine Meadows CA (with Aerosmith); Aug 20 - Springfield IL; 21 - Red Wing MN; 22 - Wisconsin Dells, WI; 27 - Detroit MI; 28 - Dayton OH; 29 - Baltimore MD; Sep 3 - Memphis TN; 5 - Norfolk NE; Oct 8 - Saratoga CA; 9 - Sonoma CA; 23 - Florence IN; Nov 7 - Glasgow, UK; 8 - Wolverhampton, UK; 11 - Manchester, UK; 12 - London, UK.

"Sgt Pepper Live" shows at the Paris Hotel Casino, Las Vegas:
Jul 27, 28, 30, 31; Aug 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18; Sep 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18

The 6 shows from 20 Aug-3 Sep (Springfield through Memphis, with the exception of Wisconsin Dells) are with Blondie . It has been announced on the official website that Cheap Trick will open some shows and close others on this co-headline tour. Each band will play a 75 minute set.

The band played joint headline shows between 9-18 July with Squeeze, and links to reviews of several of these shows can be found on

The "Sgt Pepper Live" shows in Las Vegas have been well received, and again links to several reviews and articles can be found on the official home page. As well as playing the whole of the "Sgt Pepper" album, the band are also playing a "mini set" of Cheap Trick songs during the show. The band was recognised by the City of Las Vegas with the Mayor declaring June 11th (the date of the first show) as being "Sgt Pepper Live" Day. A 4 minute trailer for the shows can be found on

On July 15, Rick and Tom introduced an outdoor screening of "Live at Budokan" hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society. The event also included an autograph session.

Robin appeared at the ComicCon convention in San Diego on July 22. In collaboration with Matt and Tim Bowers, has he has created and written a comic titled "High Priest of Rhythmic Noise" which is due for release in the USA in the autumn. In the afternoon he attended a comic signing session, and Cheap Trick performed a 9 song set at a semi-private show in the evening.

Don't forget that the CT Webmaster is posting setlists to the official messageboards as each show happens.

Further to the re-releases stated in my last newsletter, Sony Legacy in the USA have continued to mine the back catalogue. The 3CD "Music of Cheap Trick" was released on May 25; the 3CD "Essential 3.0 Cheap Trick" was released on June 15; the CD/DVD "Budokan: Friday April 28, 1978" was released on July 6; and "Setlist: The Very Best of Cheap Trick Live" CD was released on July 13. All of these feature previously released material. Also, the promo video for "Sick Man of Europe" became available to purchase from iTunes in the USA in mid-July.

Please note that the "Countryside Blvd" CD featuring Robin has been put back from 25 May to 23 November.

Don't forget to check the official website regularly. There are currently a LOT of new photo's from recent shows & events, as well as links to several reviews and articles. Of course is always 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.

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