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Newsletter Issue #49 - June 2005

Welcome to the forty ninth "UNOFFICIAL" Cheap Trick newsletter, and I hope you find it of interest. It includes reviews of shows on the West Coast in March/April ( calvegas_05.htm   ); and in North Dakota ( northdak.htm   ) and Niagara Falls, Canada ( niagara.htm   ) in May, which I hope you find interesting to read. My apologies for the longer wait for this issue, but news has been a little slow in the past three months.

The touring schedule for the summer is busy through to mid September, including the dates with Alice Cooper in the USA. The following live dates currently announced on the official CT website ( as at 9 June. As always, dates are subject to confirmation and change so please check before travelling, and watch the website for further additions:-

9 Jun - Nashville; 10 - Highland Park IL; 11 - Piercy CA; 17 - Chattanooga TN; 23 - Green Bay WI; 24 - Fargo ND; 25 - Oklahoma City OK; 30 - Tampa FL; 14 Jul - Walker MN; 16 - Comstock NE; 17 - Cadott WI; 19 - Central Point OR; 21 - Hershey PA; 22 - Fond Du Lac WI; 29 - Grand Beach MB, Canada; 5 & 6 Aug - Reno NV; 11 - West Allis WI; 13 - Malone NY; 14 - Springfield IL; 18 Louisville KY; 8 Oct - Marksville LA

The following dates are with Alice Cooper - 20 Aug - Cincinnati OH; 22 & 23 - Toronto ON, Canada; 25 - Vienna VA; 26 - Atlanta GA; 28 - Farmingville NY; 29 - Holmdel NJ; 30 - Syracuse NY; 1 Sep - Rockford IL; 2 - Madison WI; 4 - Loveland CO; 5 - Pueblo CO; 9 - Grand Junction CO; 10 - Albuquerque NM; 14 - Alpine CA; 16 - Los Angeles.

Velvet Revolver played a show in Rockford IL on 29 April, and Rick and Bun guested on "Surrender" towards the end of the show.

For those of you with an iPod, I understand that 5 tracks from the bands "AOL Sessions" (recorded live in 2003) can be purchased for download from iTunes. The tracks are "Hello There", "Too Much", "I Want You to Want Me", "Surrender" and "Scent of a Woman". Thanks to Lisa J for these details.

The first three (remastered) albums were again re-issued in the US as a "box set" by Sony Legacy on 5 April. The track listings and bonus tracks are the same as previously released, but the artwork of the box is different. Three new remastered albums are expected to be released late in 2005, with "Dream Police", "All Shook Up" and "Next Position" all likely to feature bonus tracks. However, no release date has yet been confirmed by Sony Music.

The animated movie "Rock & Rule" was finally released on DVD on 7 June in the USA. Two versions are available - a single disk and a double disk set with extra bonus materials. The film features three tracks by Cheap Trick (complete versions can be found in the Sex.America.Cheap Trick CD box set), as well as a duet by Robin and Debbie Harry (titled "Send Love Through") at the climax of the movie.

Please note that the bands Fan Service, Trick International, has a new mailing address - Trick International/CT Touring, Inc, 2145 86th Street #604, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Also, the "Fan Club Store" on the official website features some new items, and that video clips have been re-added to the the "Discography" page on the website.

I hope you've found this issue informative. If you receive this by paper mail, I'd be grateful you could send a sae (or more) or IRC 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 Aug/Sep, depending on news.

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