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Newsletter Issue #56 - October 2006

Welcome to the fifty-sixth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it of interest. It includes reviews of the bands visit to the Pacific Northwest in August { pacnw_aug06.htm } and to Illinois in Sept {illinois_06.htm }.

The following live dates are currently listed on the official CT website ( as at 4 Oct. 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:-
6 Oct - Lake Havasu AZ; 29 - Hollywood FL; 2 Nov - Los Angeles; 9 - Atlanta GA; 10 - St Petersburg FL; 11 - Orlando FL; 15 - Philadelphia; 16 - New York; 31 Dec - Waikoloa HI.

Following the release of "Rockford" worldwide in June, the band have continued to be busy in the media, and the front page of the official website continues to add links to some of these interviews and reviews. In addition:-
- the band performed "If It Takes a Lifetime" on the US nationally broadcast "Jerry Lewis' MDA Telethon" on Monday 4th Sept;
- they also performed on the "Don Imus in the Morning" show , broadcast on US radio and TV on Monday 25th Sept, playing "Don't Be Cruel", "Dream Police", "Voices", "I Want You to Want Me" and "If It Takes a Liftetime";
- Cheap Trick also featured heavily on XM radio over the Labor Day weekend in the US (end of August);
- they reportedly played a short acoustic set at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on 24th Aug, which was broadcast on local radio though the webcast didn't happen. The band apparently played an interesting selection, "Lookout", "Dream the Night Away", "Perfect Stranger" and "Surrender";
- a further local highlight saw Bun E join Nicholas Tremulus on Chicago's XRT radio station on 26th Sept for a two hour show, during which Bun played DJ by airing some covers of CT tunes, as well as some live Cheap Trick from his archives including the band playing some covers;
- don't miss Rick and Robin's upcoming appearance on "Sound Off With Matt Pinfield" on US TV's HDNet channel, premiering on October 15 and repeated a few days later.

"Come On Come On Come On" was the second single release from "Rockford", and received some airplay from radio stations in the US during September. However, the band have twice performed "If It Takes a Lifetime" on national media in the US during that month.

Following their release of the "Rockford" album and "Perfect Stranger" single in Europe, the German based SPV label has recently given a European release to Cheap Trick's "From Tokyo to You" DVD from the 2003 Japan tour, packaged together with the CD of the "Special One" album.

With the American football season underway, Rick can be heard/seen helping to perform the theme to ESPN's "Monday Night Football" on TV, along with the likes of Joe Perry, Little Richard, Little Steven, Clarence Clemons and others.

The band have been honoured by their hometown city of Rockford, as the cover art from the "Rockford" album will feature on the city's 2007 vehicle sticker.

Congratulations to those Cheap Trick fans who stayed on after the bands NYE show at Fremont Street in Las Vegas on 31 Dec 2005. Shortly before midnight an attempt was made on the world record for the "largest simultaneous toast in one venue". Those taking part had to register first in order for an official number to be calculated, and the Guinness Book of World Records have recently confirmed that a new world record was set with 13,500 participants. So for the other Cheap Trick fans besides me who registered and took part that night, congratulations and cheers!

As always, the official website ( lists the confirmed tour dates, and the online merchandise store continues to add new items on a regular basis, most recently a number of shirts including the yellow, ladies "Rockford" t-shirt. The mailing address for Trick International is 8225 5th Avenue #803, Brooklyn, NY 11209, USA.

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 December.

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