Cheap Trick in NYC on 7/22 & in Japan on 8/2

Cheap Trick Touchdown in Japan on August 2

For Half-Time Performance at American Bowl

Celebrate July 22 Release of 'Special One' With Acoustic Set

At Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square

The Band Rock 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' July 24

Jul 18, 2003, 01:00 ET from d.baron media relations inc. on behalf of Cheap Trick

    LOS ANGELES, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiplatinum veteran rock group
 Cheap Trick return to Japan 25 years after recording their landmark "Live At
 Budokan" album for an exciting half-time performance at The American Bowl, the
 first official NFL Exhibition for the 2003-2004 season which culminates in
 Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston in late January 2004.  The event takes place on
 Saturday, August 2 at the Tokyo Dome.  ESPN will televise the game and Cheap
 Trick's performance live in the United States on ESPN2 at 5:00 a.m. and
 rebroadcast it during primetime on ESPN at 8:00 p.m.
     The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play their first game since defeating the
 Oakland Raiders in last year's Super Bowl when they face the 2002 AFC
 East-Champion New York Jets.  This is the first time in the American Bowl's
 history that a defending Super Bowl champion will be participating.
     In honor of "Live At Budokan," the NFL and the Hard Rock Cafe are teaming
 up to present Cheap Trick in an intimate acoustic performance on
 Friday, August 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Japan from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
     By the time Cheap Trick take the field in Tokyo, they will have completed
 a full U.S. promotional schedule to coincide with the release of "Special
 One," their first studio album in six years.  They celebrate the July 22
 release date in New York with an acoustic performance and Q&A session at the
 Virgin Megastore in Times Square.  On July 24, Cheap Trick will perform 'Scent
 of a Woman' on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" -- the track was the #1
 most added R&R rock track the week of its release to radio.
     "Billboard" magazine raves, "Robin Zander's open-throated vocals are
 undimmed, Rick Nielsen's high-density guitar work pushes the pop-smart hard
 rock tunes along and bassist Tom Petersson and drummer Bun E. Carlos keep the
 bed rock sold.  The quartet hasn't lost a step ... "

SOURCE d.baron media relations inc. on behalf of Cheap Trick