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Newsletter Issue #54 - May 2006

Welcome to the fifty-fourth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it of interest. It includes a review of the bands two shows at Lincoln City, Oregon in April 2006 { oregon_06.htm }

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( as at 12 May. Check online regularly as shows for 2006 are being added. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions:-
13 May - Indianapolis IN; 2 Jun - St Petersburg FL; 17 - Sheffield UK; 18 - London UK; 30 - Atlantic City NJ; 1 Jul - Quebec City QB Canada; 5 - Interlochen MI; 7 - Milwaukee WI; 21 - Hammond IN; 22 - St Louis MO; 28 - Toledo OH; 4 Aug - Darrington WA; 5 - Kelowna BC, Canada; 7 - Sturgis SD; 18 - Beaver Dam WI; 3 Sep - Highland Park IL.

The shows in England in mid June will be with Def Leppard and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band; and some of the summer shows in North America are Festival dates with other bands on the same bill.

As previously reported, the new studio CD will be released on 6th June 2006 and will be titled "Rockford". The track listing is: "Welcome To The World", "Perfect Stranger", "If It Takes A Lifetime", Come On Come On Come On", Oh Claire", "This Time You Got It", "Give It Away", "One More Day", "Every Night And Every Day", "Dream The Night Away", "All Those Years" and "Decaf". It is reported that the Japanese release will also feature the bonus track "Mondo Raga". The first single for airplay was released early in March, titled "Perfect Stranger" and the song was first played live at the Anaheim shows on 24 & 25 April. At present it is unclear if there is a distribution deal for the CD in Europe, so fans here may again have to order it as an import. There is currently a pre-order offer on the official website, whereby a limited edition t-shirt and exclusive download can be ordered together with the "Rockford" CD. For more details go to

With the new single and upcoming album release, the bands visibility in the media is on the rise. The official website contains links to some recent reviews of the single and CD. The band also appeared on the "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" show on May 9th, playing "Surrender" live at the shows recording in Chicago. The band are reported to be reappearing on the show around June 29. The will also appear on the American, syndicated "Bob & Tom Radio Show" on May 12, playing live and answering questions. They are also slated to appear on American radio's "Rockline" on May 31 at 8.30 PST. And finally, Tom will shortly be the cover artist in "Bass Player" magazine. Check back frequently to the official website for details of further media coverage leading up to and after the release of the "Rockford" CD, and British fans should look out for CD and show reviews in the UK music press over the summer.

For those living near Cheap Trick's hometown of Rockford, it is reported that the "Beefaroo" restaurant on Riverside Blvd has replaced its well known Cheap Trick display with some new CT items.

As always, the official website ( has the most up to date tour dates. It also includes a number of new photographs from shows in April and May, and the merchandise store again features some new items.

I hope you've found this latest issue informative. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a stamped envelope 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 or e-mail me. The next newsletter is planned for July/August depending on news.


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