Newsletter Issue #73
- Nov 2011
Welcome to the seventy-third "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope
you find it of interest.
The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website (www.cheaptrick.com)
as at 13 November. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so
please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions.
26 Nov - Glasgow, Scotland; 27 - Birmingham, England; 29 - Manchester, England;
30 - London, England; 4 Dec - Las Vegas, NV; 8 - Huntingdon, NY; 10 - Silver
Spring, MD; 31 - St Petersburg, FL.
Cheap Trick return to the UK in later this month, supporting Deep Purple at 4
arena shows in Scotland and England, and are reported to have a 55-60 minute set
time. The band will be performing their "Dream Police" show played in its
entirity with a full orchestra at the New Years Eve show in Florida.
The band performed the "Dream Police" show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
on 23 Sept, which was followed in October and November by a successful 5
weekend/10 show run of the show in Milwaukee. Photographs from many of the shows
can be enjoyed on the official website. Whilst the core of the show remained
unchanged, some of the graphics had been changed since the Jan/Feb run. It was
also nice to see at the Milwaukee shows that there were changes to the latter
part of the setlist every night, with rarely played songs like "Worlds Greatest
Lover", "Mandocello", "Yeah Yeah" and "Walk Away" featuring on different
weekends. The "Dream Police" show continued to be outstanding, both musically
Although there was miraculously only one injury caused by the stage collapse at
Ottawa in July, the bands instruments were severely damaged. Many, including
Rick's checkerboard five neck guitar have been undergoing repair over the past
few months, so hopefully we'll see the return of many familiar instruments in
the near future.
On 9 November it was announced that Cheap Trick will "curate" a museum and music
venue in Chicago. "Cheap Trick Chicago" is planned to include a restaurant,
musical instrument museum, radio station and performance space. More information
can be found on various news sites including: http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/music/8717979-421/cheap-trick-plans-museum-concert-venue-on-record-row.html
Footage from the bands appearance at the UK's Download Festival in June was
aired in mid-July on the UK's "Sky Arts" TV channel, and there may be a second
chance to to see Cheap Trick in a few days. Sky Arts 1 is broadcasting a 130
minute "highlights" programme at 11pm on Fri 18 Nov 2011. Cheap Trick had 3
songs screened first time around - "I Want You to Want Me", "Surrender" and
"Sick Man of Europe" so one or more may feature in this highlights show .
The new online store - www.cheaptrickstore.com was launched on 25 October. It
features a number of new items, and several shirts are currently available at a
reduced price. In addition, the bands "Zazzle" store continues to offer a wide
range of logo and other products.
Don't forget to check the official website regularly. As always, cheaptrick.com
is always the first place to find news, up-to-date tour dates, photo's as well
as merchandise etc.
I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive
website at www.ctnewseurope.co.uk which features previous newsletters and show
reviews as well as the ever-expanding "Collectables" and "Gigography" listings.
If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a stamped
envelope for the next issue.