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Newsletter Issue #27 - May, 2001

Welcome to the twenty seventh "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter. This includes a review of the most of the April shows in Japan which I hope you find interesting. {Newsletter Review - japan2001.htm }. However, the BIG news is in the tour dates...

The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website: 27 Apr - Kansas City; 28 - Sloan IA; 29 - Columbia MO; 4 May - Louisville KY; 5 - Atlanta GA; 6 - Nashville; 11 - Cincinatti; 24 - Indianapolis; 25 - Burgettstown PA; 26 - Philadelphia; 4 Jun - Berlin, Germany - Columbia-Fritz; 5 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn; 7 - Munich, Germany - Metropole; 8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle; 9 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall; 11 - London (songs from "Cheap Trick"), 12 - London (Songs from "In Color") & 13 - London (songs from "Heaven Tonight") - All London dates are at The Garage; 15 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street; 22 - Bay City MI; 30 - Muskegon MI; 1 Jul - Great Lakes IL; 4 - St Louis; 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; 8 Aug - Columbus OH; 10 - Boardman OH; 17 - Chicago; 25 - Weyauwega WI; 3 Sep - Denver CO; 5 & 6 - Los Angeles; 7 - San Diego. As always, these dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling.

As can be seen from the list above, the band has another busy summer of touring, and I'm sure readers in Europe will be delighted to see dates in Germany, England and Ireland in the first half of June. The European dates were added to the official website around 21 April, though I do not know when tickets will be on sale for these shows. The best advice is to contact the respective venues.

For those people online, the official website ( currently includes a diary of the April tour of Japan, plus photo's, written by the bands manager Dave Frey. Worth a look!

The song "Tonight It's You" is prominently featured in the new movie "The Adventures of Joe Dirt" which stars David Spade and Dennis Miller. This movie released in the USA in March.

I've heard that the May or June issue of Guitar Player magazine (with Eric Clapton on the cover) includes Rick talking about "Surrender" and also an article on Swag, the other band in which Tom has been involved. I haven't yet seen the issue myself to confirm.

A reminder to the musically talented fans, a fourth fan tribute album is being produced. The deadline for entries to this non-profit making CD is July 1. For further details, contact, write to Push Button Gadget Inc, P.O. Box 511793, Milwaukee, WI 53203 USA or visit the website at Songs should be submittted on CD-R or cassette tape only, should be clearly marked and band info (and perhaps a photo) included.

Merchandise is available from Trickstuff and the current range can be viewed on the official website. New merchandise recently added to the online store includes the "Silver" tour programme and a hooded sweatshirt. Orders/enquiries should be sent to Trickstuff, PO Box 1911, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA. As ever, 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. My apologies that there hasn't been a great deal of news this past couple of months, but I hope that for the European fans reading this, the news of tour dates in June is news enough! 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 out in July.

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