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Newsletter Issue #4 - July 1997

Welcome to the fourth "unofficial" Cheap Trick newsletter. I'm pleased to be able to list European tour dates below. So after a long wait, we finally have some gigs to look forward to !

The main news, of course, is the upcoming European tour. The following are dates arranged so far. I understand from Red Ant that more may follow, possibly in Eastern Europe, and possibly further UK dates at the end of the tour. But at present, we should assume that this is the full tour. The 4 British dates were recently reported in Kerrang, so UK fans ought to keep an eye on that regularly, in case further dates are added. I'd advise European fans to keep an eye on the music press in their country. The dates below have been given to me by Red Ant. Tickets for the British dates are on sale now. Venues for the European dates should be contacted for confirmation and ticket availibility. The tour so far is:

26 Sept 1997 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia; 28 Sept - Manchester, England - University (0161-832 1111); 29 Sept - Wolverhampton, England - Wulfrun Hall (01902-312030); 30 Sept - Nottingham, England - Rock City (0115-912 9122); 1 Oct - London, England - Astoria (0171 734 8932/434 0403); 3 Oct - Paris, France - Elysee Montmarte; 5 Oct - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg; 6 Oct - Hamburg, Germany - Grosse Freiheit; 8 Oct - Malmo, Sweden - Kulturbolaget; 9 Oct - Stockholm, Sweden - Electric Garden; 11 Oct - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia; 13 Oct - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller; 14 Oct - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumphaus; 15 Oct - Berlin, Germany - Loft; 16 Oct - Frankfurt, Germany - Batsckapp; 18 Oct - Munich, Germany - Babylon; 19 Oct - Koln, Germany - Wartesaal; 20 Oct - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn; 22 Oct - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus; 23 Oct - Milan, Italy - City Square; 25 Oct - Hannover, Germany - Capital; 26 Oct - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo.

The first single from the album was Say Goodbye b/w Yeah Yeah. Released in the UK on 23 June, it features two live tracks, Voices and Surrender from Las Vegas '95, which are NOT available on the US release. I have no news on a second single off the album, though the second US single, just released is Anytime. Hopefully I'll have more news next time I write out.

Did you spot the "hidden" track on the new album ? If you start playing the first track, Anytime, then pause and rewind backwards through the track (if your CD player can do this),you will find that you can go back around minus 2 mins 57 seconds. You'll then find a track of samples/"out takes" etc of the tracks on the new album. An interesting item, so if you didn't know it was there, go and find it now ! It appears on the US and European releases, though not on the Japanese release (though of course that had the two Sub Pop tracks).

The interview Rick & Bun E did for the satellite TV channel VH-1 (UK) for their "Ten of the Best" programme is not scheduled for broadcast during July or August. So keep an eye out in September.

The North American tour is ongoing. The band continue to play on the East Coast in late July, heading down during August to North & South Carolina and the southern states of Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

I still have no more news on the release of the Cheap Trick tribute album "Cheap Shots" . I understand it is still slated for August in the US but as yet I've not seen an actual release date given anywhere. It would be no surprise to find that release has been further "put back".

To remind you that Trick International can be contacted at PO Box 7118, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150, USA. Merchandise can be ordered from Trickstuff, 630 S Whitney Way, # 150, Madison, WI 53711, USA.

I hope you've found this issue informative. Please send an sae (UK) or IRC (Europe) for the next issue, hopefully with more tour dates !

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