Newsletter Issue #66
- Sept 2009
Welcome to the sixty-sixth "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 Sept. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please
check before travelling, and check the website for further additions.
The band has been busy during the summer supporting Def Leppard and Poison in
the USA and Canada. That tour has now finished, though Def Leppard have just
announced that a further 20 shows (with Cheap Trick supporting, no Poison) are
being arranged though details of only 3 dates have been given so far. These are:
22 Oct - Reno NV; 24 - Boise ID; 25 - Spokane WA. Check cheaptrick.com
regularly for details of the other dates, which look likely to take place in
late October and November.
In addition, the band members will be involved in nine shows in Las Vegas,
performing "Sgt Pepper Live" together with a full orchestra and other guest
artists. These shows start today, and are being held at the Las Vegas Hilton on
Sept 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23.
The band have included some interesting tracks during the shows played so far,
including "Way of the World", "A Day in the Life" as well as new songs "When the
Lights Are Out", "Sick Man of Europe", "These Days" and "Miss Tomorrow".
Setlists for most of the summer shows can be found on a new section accessible
on the home page of the official website.
On 25th August, the band released a CD and DVD of the "Sgt Pepper" show that
they performed at a charity event in New York on 12 Dec 2007. This has only been
released in the USA, though is available on import in Europe. Proceeds from
sales of both formats will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
"The Latest" album continues to be the fastest selling 8-track in the world!
As well as touring with Def Leppard and Poison over the summer, the band have
also been busy with a number of media appearances. These include "The Tonight
Show with Conan O'Brien" on which they performed "Sick Man of Europe"; and NPR
Radio (recorded 7 July, broadcast on 27 Aug) on which they performed "I Want You
to Want Me", "These Days", "Sick Man of Europe" and "Dream Police". In addition,
Rick has been interviewed on WLS-FM, Chicago with Dick Biondi on 22 July, and on
a podcast for Military.com.
- Those in the USA can view the Conan appearance online via cheaptrick.com
- The NPR performance can be heard in streaming audio at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112288372
- The WLS-FM interview can be downloaded in MP3 format from
- The Military.com podcast can be downloaded in MP3 format from
The front page of the official website, www.cheaptrick.com continues to feature
a long (and updated) list of links to recent reviews of shows and the new CD -
lots of good reading. In addition, you can watch a number of videos on the bands
own "YouTube" channel via the official website, including the new video for
"Sick Man of Europe". The official website is worth checking regularly - not
only for tour dates, but new photo's, merchandise and fan club details.
The band has just opened a new, online custom merchandise store. This can be
accessed at www.zazzle.com/cheaptrick . Shoppers can customise a wide range of
clothing and other goods with the bands distinctive logo, as well as order CT
logo mouse pads, coffee mugs, magnets etc.
I hope you've found this latest issue informative and don't forget my archive
website at www.ctnewseurope.co.uk 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
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