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Newsletter Issue #62 - October 2008

Welcome to the sixty-second "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 9 Oct. Check online regularly as new shows are added occasionally. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and check the website for further additions:-

October 24 - Deep Park, NY (free show); December 11 - Dubuque, IA; 12 - Elgin, IL

The following shows are supporting Def Leppard in Australia:
October 31 - Perth; November 1 - Adelaide; 3 - Melbourne; 5 - Sydney; 6 - Newcastle; 8 - Brisbane; 10 - Wollongong; 11 - Canberra

On 21st November, members of Cheap Trick will be involved in a "Sgt Pepper at 40" show at the Ruth Eckerd Hall, together with the Florida RockSymphony and special guests.

On 4th October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the band ended their strenuous three month tour of North America with Journey & Heart by playing a 60 minute set. The band have been well received throughout the tour, despite being the opening act of the three band bill.

There are two upcoming releases in the USA to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original "At Budokan" LP release. On 28th October, a 180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing of the original 10 track LP will be released. Two weeks later on 11th November, a deluxe 4 DVD/CD set will be released. This will feature the first commercial DVD release of the 75 minute show that was broadcast on Japanese TV in 1978. Bonus video features include a documentary with the band, as well as a bonus live track from the 1978 tour and two tracks from the 30th Anniversary show at the Budokan in April 2008. The set also features 3 audio CD's, replicating the audio of the DVD as well as the newly remastered "Complete Budokan" double CD set.

Further to my news last time that, Sony released a 5 CD set in the UK on 16th June, I can confirm that the first three studio albums plus "All Shook Up" included in this set are all the extended versions with bonus tracks. The other CD in the set is the 14 track version of "Next Position Please".

British readers should look out for the November issue of "Classic Rock" magazine which will feature an article on Cheap Trick at Budokan.

Some readers may be interested that I have revived some work done by some fans a few years back, and have recently published a "Tour Date" archive on my website at The "Gigography" aims to compile as complete as possible a listing of all Cheap Trick shows during their career. It'll be hard to get anywhere near 100% complete with the details of shows in the early-mid 70's so hard to track down, but hopefully this archive will continue to grow as more historic information is found. If you have details of any shows not listed or note any corrections required, please e-mail me.

As ever, the official website is worth checking regularly, and not only for details of
confirmed tour dates. Several sets of new photos continue to be added. In addition, the merchandise store continues to offer a wide range of Cheap Trick goodies, with a number of items having "sale" prices at present.

The mailing address for the official fanclub, Trick International is 8225 5th Avenue #803, Brooklyn, NY 11209,

I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive website at 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.

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