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Newsletter Issue #34 - June, 2002

Welcome to the thirty fourth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter! This includes reviews of three of the shows in the UK in late April, plus four Midwest shows in late May, both of which I hope you find of interest. {Reviews - britain.htm and  midwest_02.htm}.

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website:
28 June - Selma TX; 29 - Woodlands TX; 4 July - Tuscon AZ; 5 - Las Vegas; 7 - San Diego; 9 - Los Angeles (Hollywood) - ; 12 - Agoura Hills CA; 13 - Laguna Hills CA; 14 - Ventura CA; 3 August - Minnedosa, MAN, Canada; 9 - Columbus OH; 16 - Milwaukee WI; 17 - St Paul MN; 24 - Buffalo NY; 25 - Syracuse NY; 3 October - Fresno CA; 5 - Coachella CA. (March 12, 2003 - Royal Albert Hall, London)

Although not yet listed on the official website, it is very promising for European fans to note the prestigious March 12th, 2003 date in London, and it may be that other dates in the UK and/or Europe might be added around that time. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

Some people have recently asked me about a rumour that the band will be supporting Bad Company's UK tour in the Autumn. The band's management have confirmed that there is no truth to this rumour.

Band members were involved in two webcast interviews by UK stations. Tom was interviewed live by telephone on 18 April on Andii Wax's late night show on TotalRock radio, and Rick's interview was broadcast on 26 April during the Gideon Coe Show on BBC Six Music (interviewed prior to the 25 April show in London).

Two current American magazines to look out for:- Bun E features in the July issue of "Modern Drummer", whilst Rick features in and on the front cover of July's "Vintage Guitar Collector"

The band have been working on songs for the next CD at the Bearsville Studio's in New York, and Rick has reported on stage that the songs for the CD has all now been recorded. The album is being produced by Chris Shaw, who has most recently worked with Bob Dylan and Sheryl Crow, and the likely release of the CD is late 2002/early 2003.

Sony Music released the remastered "Greatest Hits" CD in the USA on 14th May. It features the same tracks as on the original 1991 release but with the addition of "Clock Strikes Ten" from the "Live at Budokan" CD. Sony UK have no information on this being released in the UK/Europe, though it can easily be found in the UK on import.

"Bun E's Basement Bootleg #4" should be available to purchase around JulyAug. The limited edition double CD set will comprise of "Semi Acoustical" with the bonus CD being "Cheeseland 76". Ordering details will appear on the official website, and I plan to send out paper copies of the order form with my next newsletter.

The fifth fan tribute CD (Alt.Tribute.Cheap Trick #5) is in the process of being put together, with the deadline for submissions to this "not for profit" CD being August 31. For further details please contact, write to Push Button Gasget Inc, P.O Box 511793, Milwaukee, WI 53203 USA or visit the website at

As always, the current range of official merchandise can be viewed on the official website, and 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 photos are archived on my internet site -

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