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Newsletter Issue #44 - May 2004

Welcome to the forty fourth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it (and the enclosed April review apriltour04.htm) of interest. The following live dates are currently announced on the official CT website as at 14th May (dates are subject to confirmation and change, please check before travelling):

(The following dates are all with Aerosmith except those marked **) 16 May - Saskatoon SK, Canada; 18 - Edmonton AB, Canada; 20 - Calgary AB, Canada; 22 - Ridgefield WA; 23 - Seattle**; 24 - Nampa ID; 2 Jun - Dallas TX; 4 - Houston TX; 6 - Birmingham AL; 8 - Indianapolis IN; 9 - Buffalo NY; 12 - Atlantic City NJ; 14 - Scranton PA; 16 - Virginia Beach VA; 18 - Pittsburgh PA; 20 - Holmdel NJ; 22 - Long Island NY; 23 - Verona NY**; 24 - Boston MA; 26 - Hershey PA; 28 - Cleveland OH

The Aerosmith tour finishes in Cleveland, and Cheap Trick's tour then continues... 29 Jun - Milwaukee WI; 3 Jul - Coburg, Germany; 4 - Montreux, Switzerland; 6 - Izola, Slovenia; 8 - Roeselare, Belgium; 9 - Weert, Holland; 10 - Lennestadt, Germany; 11 - Leipzig, Germany; 13 - Milan, Italy; 14 - Vicenza, italy; 17 - Madrid, Spain; 18 - Lisbon, Portugal; 21 - London, England; 5 Aug - Rye NY; 6 - Clearfield PA; 7 - Baltimore MD; 12 - Louisville KY; 13 - Chicago; 14 - Oshkosh WI; 10 Sep - Norwalk CT.

All of the European dates announced so far (except London) are Festival shows with Deep Purple and other artists. The Deep Purple website includes links to the websites for most of the Festivals, which also include ticket ordering details (however, most of the Festival websites are in the language of the country in which each Festival is being held). If planning to travel to any of these Festivals, do confirm details first. Please note that Cheap Trick are no longer playing at Uster, Switzerland on 2 July; the 13 July Milan show is at the Como Stadium which I believe is in Como and not Milan; the Vicenza show on 14 July may be nearer to Padova; and I understand that the 18 July show is nearer to Oporto than Lisbon. And finally for Europe, I understand that there will not be any other UK shows except for London on 21 July.

Continuing on the subject of touring, the official website links a number of recent reviews and press. The page address is

The new DVD, "From Tokyo to You", can now be pre-ordered online from . The first 1,000 pre-orders made through MusicToday will receive a limited edition pin and sticker set and also have the chance to win an autographed copy of "Special One". The DVD is due for release in the USA on 15 June, but I do not know of release plans outside the United States. The DVD includes 15 songs filmed at the Sendai, Japan show in August 2003, as well as behind the scenes footage, interviews, the NFL half time show and footage from the Summersonic shows. If you'd like to refresh your memory of these, my review of the Japan 2003 tour can be found at

The remastered "Silver" double CD of the 25th Anniversary show at Rockford was apparently due for release in the USA during May. However, I have no further details about it or of a release date.

The rest of my archive website (including past issues of this newsletter, interviews, reviews and photos) can be found at

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 newsletter is planned for late July/August.


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