Alice Cooper Band accepts ALS Challenge!

Today, on their day off outside of Washington, DC, the Alice Cooper band answered the many calls for them to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds and awareness to battle ALS. The band each made individual donations to alsa.org, and encourage others to do the same!

Alice Cooper accepted the challenge last night in Virginia Beach, VA where he challenged Motley Crue and Johnny Depp.  Motley Crue immediately accepted and participated following their own show and vowing to donate $10K to the cause.  Time will tell if Johnny Depp accepts the challenge!

Band Members from left to right:

Chuck Garric – Bass | Ryan Roxie – Guitar | Nita Strauss – Guitar | Tommy Henriksen – Guitar | Glen Sobel – Drums

Alice Cooper takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out Motley Crue & Johnny Depp!

Alice Cooper accepted Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live in front of a sold out audience tonight, 8/20/14 in Virginia Beach! Alice called out his fellow tour mates Motley Crue and friend Johnny Depp!

Alice also offered to auction his American Flag stage shirt and his post ice bath robe to benefit ALSA.org!  Will Motley Crue and Johnny Depp accept the challenge?

Find out how you can help at ALSA.org!

Even more Alice Cooper solo dates announced!

Alice Cooper just announced 3 new solo shows this fall at the following cities/venues!

Tickets go on sale to the public 10am local Friday, 8/22/2014!  Pre-sale details if available will be added below soon!

Check out alicecooper.com/tour-dates for tickets and VIP Package details.

 

October 17th, 2014

Montgomery, AL

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

*Pre-sale tickets onsale Tuesday, 8/19 @ 10am at:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/alice-cooper-montgomery-alabama-10-17-2014/event/20004D0C92A1551E

Password: SICKTHINGS

*VIPs onsale 8/19 @ 10am http://meetalicecooper.com/

Public Tickets onsale: 8/22 @ 10am local time at:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/20004D0C92A1551E

 

October 18th, 2014

Location: Macon, GA

Macon Arena

*Pre-sale tickets onsale Wednesday, 8/20 @ 10am at:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004D07D57DD996

Password: SICKTHINGS

*VIPs onsale 8/20 @ 10am http://meetalicecooper.com/

Public onsale: 8/22 @ 10am local time at:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004D07D57DD996

 

November 23rd, 2014

Tacoma, WA

Emerald Queen Casino

*Pre-sale tickets onsale Tuesday, 8/19 @ 10am at:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/alice-cooper-tacoma-washington-11-23-2014/event/0F004D0D916A112F

Password: SICKTHINGS

*VIPs onsale 8/19 @ 10am http://meetalicecooper.com/

Public onsale: 8/22 @ 10am local time at:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/alice-cooper-tacoma-washington-11-23-2014/event/0F004D0D916A112F

New Alice Cooper Tour Dates Announced!

Alice Cooper will be performing a few solo shows this fall at the following cities/venues!

Tickets go on sale to the public 10am local Friday, 8/15/2014!  Pre-sale details if available below!

Check out alicecooper.com/tour-dates for tickets and VIP Package details.

10/30/14
Rama, ON
Casino Rama
*No pre-sale
*VIPs onsale 8/15 @ 10am @ www.meetalicecooper.com
Public onsale: 8/15 @ alicecooper.com/tour-dates

10/31/14
Kitchener, ON
Centre in the Square
Pre-sale 8/14 @ 10am
Password: TBA
VIPs onsale 8/14 @ 10am meetalicecooper.com/
Public onsale: 8/15 @ alicecooper.com/tour-dates

11/2/14
Hammond, IN
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
*Pre-sale tickets onsale NOW at ticketmaster.com
Password: SICKTHINGS
*VIPs onsale 8/13 @ 10am meetalicecooper.com/
Public onsale: 8/15

11/26/14
Las Vegas
The Pearl Theatre @ The Palms
Las Vegas, NV
*Pre-sale tickets onsale 8/13 @10am at www.ticketmaster.com
Password: SICKTHINGS
*VIPs onsale 8/13 @ 10am meetalicecooper.com/
Public onsale: 8/15

Limited Edition Alice Cooper Hollywood Bowl T-shirt Available now!

Limited Edition Alice Cooper T-Shirt commemorating Alice’s 1972 and 2014 performances at the Hollywood Bowl.  Available now in the US Webstore!
bowlVery limited quantities available in the U.S. Webstore!  

http://shop.alicecooper.com/index.php/alice-cooper-hollywood-bowl-event-tee.html

 

RIP Dick Wagner, long time Alice Cooper friend, guitarist and collaborator

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Alice and Dick Wagner backstage, Detroit 7/18/2012
Photo by Kyler Clark

Today the world of Rock N Roll lost one of it’s greatest heros. Guitarist Dick Wagner, Alice’s collaborator and friend left this world this morning.

Alice still speaks fondly about writing with Dick, not just the hits but also “Might As Well Be On Mars” which Alice considers to be one of his favorite songs.  Together with guitarist Steve Hunter, Dick had a very strong influence on the sound of Alice’s early solo career. The pair also played in Lou Reed’s legendary “Rock N Roll Animal” band.

Dick had a hand in writing some memorable and important pieces in Alice’s career including “Welcome To My Nightmare”, “Only Women Bleed”, “Department of Youth”, “I Never Cry”, “Go To Hell”, “You And Me”, “It’s Hot Tonight”, “How You Gonna See Me Now” and “From The Inside”.

Prior to recording, writing, and touring with Alice, Dick had a successful Michigan-based rock band called The Frost. He did his first solo album, “Richard Wagner,” with Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin.

Dick had been keeping busy recording, producing and writing.  He also wrote an autobiography titled “Not Only Women Bleed”, to which Alice Cooper wrote a foreward for.  The book is  available at notonlywomenbleed.com.

Below is a statement from Alice on the passing of his friend Dick Wagner:

“Even though we know it’s inevitable, we never expect to suddenly lose close friends and collaborators. Dick Wagner and I shared as many laughs as we did hit records. He was one of a kind. He is irreplaceable. His brand of playing and writing is not seen anymore, and there are very few people that I enjoyed working with as much as I enjoyed working with Dick Wagner. A lot of my radio success in my solo career had to do with my relationship with Dick Wagner. Not just on stage, but in the studio and writing. Some of my biggest singles were ballads what I wrote with Dick Wagner. Most of “Welcome To My Nightmare” was written with Dick. There was just a magic in the way we wrote together. He was always able to find exactly the right chord to match perfectly with what I was doing. I think that we always think our friends will be around as long as we are, so to hear of Dick’s passing comes as a sudden shock and an enormous loss for me, Rock N Roll and to his family.”