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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 ( 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 and visually.

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:

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 - 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, 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 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.  


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