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Newsletter Issue #28 - July, 2001

Welcome to the twenty eighth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter.

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website: 1 Jul - Great Lakes IL; 3 - Oklahoma City OK;4 - St Louis; 6 - Dallas; 7 - Selma TX; 8 - Woodlands TX; 10 - Scottsdale AZ; 12 - San Diego; 13 - Santa Maria CA; 14 - Las Vegas; 16 - Santa Ana CA; 17 - Anaheim CA; 19 - Saratoga CA; 20 - Merced CA; 21 - Central Point OR; 23 - Portland OR; 24 - Seattle; 25 - Vancouver, BC, Canada; 27 - Caldwell ID; 28 - Spokane WA; 3 Aug - Oaklawn IL; 7 - Sandusky OH; 8 - Columbus OH; 10 - Boardman OH; 11 - North Tonawanda NY; 12 - Syracuse NY; 17 - Chicago; 24 - Memphis TN; 25 - Weyauwega WI; 29 - St Paul MN: 31 - Naperville IL; 1 Sep - Hanover Park IL; 3 - Denver CO; 5 & 6 - Los Angeles; 7 - San Diego CA. As always, these dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

The band played 9 dates in Germany, England and Ireland between June 4 and June 15. However, the highlight must have been the three album shows played in London. You can read about them in the attached review {Review -
london.htm } - and "Heaven Tonight" was aptly named, as guests for that show were Roy Wood, Chrissie Hynde and British rock DJ Tommy Vance. Fans in the UK should keep an eye out in the UK monthly music press for any reviews of the London shows. For those people online, the official website includes some photo's from the third night in London.

In the UK, the cable/satellite TV channel VH-1's Friday Rock Show (with Tommy Vance) included a 20 minute segment with Rick and Tom on Fri 15 June. As well as interview footage, this included the video of The Flame as well as You're All Talk from the Rockford 25th Anniversary show.

It is reported that pre-orders for the Silver DVD in USA will be shipped on July 9, and this will initially be a limited edition double disk set. This will apparently be available at the bands summer shows, as well as available to order via the official website (under "merchandise"). It is reported that the single DVD will be commercially released worldwide in September.

Cheap Trick were one of the bands who played at "Joey Ramones 50th Birthday Bash" (memorial show) in NYC on May 19. They played a 6 song set comprising Hello There, Hot Love, ELO Kiddies, He's a Whore, Clock Strikes Ten and Surrender. Bun E was unable to be at the show due to a prior commitment, and was replaced for the 20 minute set by Charley Drayton. Others on the bill included Blondie and the Damned.

The May 2001 issue of the UK's Record Collector magazine included it's annual readers poll of most collectible artists, and Cheap Trick climbed from #323 in 2000 to 213 this year. They are currently deemed more collectible (by RC readers) than The Police, Bon Jovi, Supertramp, The Smashing Pumpkins and Michael Jackson!

As ever, merchandise is available from Trickstuff, the current range can be viewed on the official website, orders/enquiries should be sent to Trickstuff, PO Box 1911, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. The official fan service, Trick International is at 1957 - 86th Street, PMB #149, Brooklyn, NY 11214 USA, e-mail at and the official website is at All past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photo's are archived on my internet site -

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 to or e-mail me. The next issue is due in Sept.

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