REVIEW – Alice Cooper proved to be more than just another concert, but more like an EXPERIENCE

SOURCE: The Rust Belt Chronicles

Alice Cooper at EXPRESS LIVE. Photos taken Parry Ritter/The Rust Belt Chronicles.

Alice Cooper at EXPRESS LIVE. Photos taken Parry Ritter/The Rust Belt Chronicles.

I’ve been going to rock concerts for nearly four decades now so it’s pretty hard to throw something at me that will truly leave me feeling amazed. Well those boundaries were not only tested last Friday night at EXPRESS LIVE in Columbus, Ohio, they were absolutely blown away by the legendary Alice Cooper and his band.

For whatever reason every time that I had the chance to see the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer, something always came up to make it impossible to visit the venue he was frequenting at the time. And after finally getting to see ‘The Godfather of Shock Rock’ live, I’m not real happy that I was denied those previous opportunities.

Not only would I consider what I saw one of the top 10 shows I have seen during the past 38 years, I might be hard-pressed not to put it at the top of the list. Not only was there theatrics throughout the show, there were theatrics throughout the show being done by a man who is 68 years old, and doing them with what looked like relative ease (I can only hope to be walking at that age).

As if that wasn’t enough, he was singing songs that I remember as a teenager and taking me back to a time that were full of great memories. Not only did he do that with his hits but there were also a few covers thrown in by other rock legends, I’ll get to that in a little more detail later in the article.

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NWI TIMES – Alice Cooper Rocks Star Plaza Again

SOURCE: NWITIMES.COM

PHOTO BY DAMIAN RICO, THE TIMES. ALICE COOPER TAKES THE STAGE ON THURSDAY EVENING AT THE STAR PLAZA THEATRE FOR HIS SPEND THE NIGHT WITH ALICE COOPER TOUR

After all these years, Alice Cooper is still bringing it.

The shocker rocker extraordinaire delivered a performance Thursday filled with his snake, blood, an electric chair, monsters and a guillotine coupled with classics like “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen,” “Feed My Frankenstein,” “Poison,” “School’s Out” and more. He made it a nightmare to remember at the Star Plaza Theatre.

His current tour, Spend the Night with Alice Cooper, runs about an hour and a half and pays homage to some of the musician’s best late rock pals during the Raise the Dead segment, which highlights the work of Keith Moon (“Pinball Wizard”), Jimmy Hendrix (“Fire”), Jim Morrison (“Love Me Two Times”) and David Bowie (“Suffragette City”).

Raised Vincent Furnier in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a Baptist minister, Alice Cooper has made his name as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most prolific showmen entertaining fans for generations with a theater production-like show.

But don’t be fooled, his high energy antics and top-notch band are a force to be reckoned with and much more than just theatrics. Guitarists Nita “The Hurricane” Strauss, Tommy Henriksen, Ryan Roxie and Chuck Garric put on demanding performances night after night. Drummer Glen Sobel’s mesmerizing skills are both breathtaking and inspiring.

Some other highlights of the show were when Cooper was transformed into a 12-foot monster during “Feed My Frankenstein” and when he was beheaded by the ginormous guillotine onstage.

Alice Cooper formed his band in high school and was discovered by Frank Zappa in 1969 and has managed to remain consistently relevant. Most impressive is Cooper has stayed true to his early days of a dark horror themed-show, which has set him apart from any other artists in the business.

READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT NWITIMES.COM

OPENING NIGHT IN BILOXI!

Alice Cooper kicked off the Spend The Night With Alice Cooper Tour last Friday night to a sold out crowd

Set list:
Black Widow
Public Animal #9
No More Mr Nice Guy
Under My Wheels
Is It My Body
Billion Dollar Babies
Long Way To Go
Poison
Halo of Flies
Feed My Frankenstein
Cold Ethyl
Only Women Bleed
Guilty
Ballad Of Dwight Fry
Killer – I Love The Dead
Pinball Wizard (The Who)
Love Me 2 Times (Doors)
Fire (Hendrix)
Suffragette City (Bowie)
I’m Eighteen
Schools Out / Another Brick In The Wall
Elected

Alice also brought back the classic Toy Box from Welcome To My Nightmare!

Alice Cooper Performs Elected in Biloxi on 4/29/2016. Photo by Kyler Clark

  

Alice Cooper Performs Elected in Biloxi on 4/29/2016. Photo by Kyler Clark

 

BLABBERMOUTH PRESALE

blabbermout artSOURCE:  Blabbermouth.net

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has announced 19 new Spend The Night With Alice Cooper” headlining dates in North America, beginning on August 6 at Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Wings Event Center and ending on October 30 at Los Angeles, California’s Pantages Theatre.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will take place on Wednesday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, April 14 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “EYES” to access tickets before the general public.

The details are as follows:

Aug. 06 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event Center (buy tickets)
Aug. 07 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace (buy tickets)
Aug. 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward Center for The Performing Arts
Aug. 13 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall (buy tickets)
Aug. 14 – Orlando, FL @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (buy tickets)
Aug. 19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion (buy tickets)
Aug. 21 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater (buy tickets)
Aug. 23 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center (buy tickets)
Aug. 24 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre (buy tickets)
Aug. 26 – Tucson, AZ @ AVA Amphitheater (buy tickets)
Oct. 04 – Toledo, OH @ Stranahan Theater (buy tickets)
Oct. 05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre (buy tickets)
Oct. 06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Theatre (buy tickets)
Oct. 08 – Omaha, NE @ Ralston Arena (buy tickets)
Oct. 18 – Victoria, BC @ The Q Centre (buy tickets)
Oct. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield (buy tickets)
Oct. 28 – San Diego, CA @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal (buy tickets)
Oct. 29 – Indio, CA @ Fantasy Springs Casino Resort (buy tickets)
Oct. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre (buy tickets)

Cooper in February told ABC News Radio that he was working on a new solo album and a follow-up to HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES‘ self-titled debut record, which came out last fall.

Cooper‘s new solo album will feature contributions from his current backing group as well as material he has co-written with the other surviving members of the original ALICE COOPER band.

“[Drummer] Neal [Smith] and [guitarist] Mike [Bruce] and I just wrote two or three songs,” he said. “[Bassist] Dennis [Dunaway] and I wrote some songs together.”

He added: “When we broke up [in 1974], we broke up as friends. We never broke up as enemies. If they’re doing a gig, I show up and sing a few songs with them. If I’m doing a gig and they’re in town, they come up on stage. So, there’s never been any bad blood between any of us.”

In addition to CooperHOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES features international film star and musician Johnny Depp and AEROSMITH‘s Joe Perry.

Alice Cooper‘s latest album, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare”, sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. Cooper‘s previous CD, 2008′s “Along Came A Spider”, opened with just under 10,000 copies to land at No. 53.

Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original multi-platinum “Welcome To My Nightmare” album in 1975, “Welcome 2 My Nightmare” picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alice-cooper-announces-new-headlining-shows-special-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/

ROLLINGSTONE.COM - ALICE COOPER TALKS VAMPIRES TOUR

rollignstoneSOURCE:  ROLLINGSTONE.COM

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup whose core members are Alice CooperJohnny Depp and Joe Perry, will set out on their first comprehensive North American tour this summer. Beginning with a gig in Verona, New York in late May, the band will visit the northern part of the U.S. and into Canada before wrapping in Paso Robles, California in late July. Other than an appearance at the Grammys in February, the band’s only North American gigs have been club shows in Hollywood.

The musicians supporting the core for the trek include drummer Matt Sorum (the Cult, Guns N’ Roses), guitarist Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper’s band) and pianist, percussionist and guitarist Bruce Witkin (Johnny Depp’s group the Kids). Since Duff McKagan, who had played bass at all of the band’s previous gigs, has reunited with Guns N’ Roses and will be touring with them this summer, the Vampires are welcoming Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo to the fold to handle four-string duties.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hollywood-vampires-detail-18-date-north-american-summer-tour-20160411#ixzz45XCvaRWW

NEW US DATES ANNOUNCED PLUS UPDATED VIP PACKAGES

IMG_4178-1.JPGAlice Cooper has announced the following new concert dates in the US!  There will be VIP packages available for these shows that will INCLUDE TICKETS, and it is not yet known if we will offer VIP packages WITHOUT tickets for these shows.  SO, if you are looking to go to one of these concerts AND do a VIP package, do NOT buy a separate ticket!  All packages go on sale tomorrow, 4/12 and the general on sale for tickets is 4/15 with the exception of the Ft Laudersale show which goes on sale on 4/22.  Details on what’s included in these VIP packages is detailed below, with items that differ from the standard packages in bold!  Visit alicecooper.com/tour-dates for purchase links!

DATE CITY/STATE VENUE

8/6/2016

Kalamazoo, MI

Wings Event Center

8/7/2016

Louisville, KY

Louisville Palace

8/12/2016

FT. Lauderdale, FL

Broward Center for The Performing Arts

8/13/2016

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall

8/14/2016

Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

8/19/2016

Oklahoma City, OK

The Criterion

8/21/2016

Austin, TX

ACL Live at The Moody Theater

8/23/2016

Houston, TX

Revention Music Center

8/24/2016

Grand Prairie, TX

Verizon Theatre

8/26/2016

Tucson, AZ

AVA Amphitheater

10/4/2016

Toledo, OH

Stranahan Theater

10/5/2016

Indianapolis, IN

Murat Theatre

10/6/2016

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Theatre

10/8/2016

Omaha, NE

Ralston Arena

10/18/2016

Victoria, BC

The Q Centre

10/26/2016

San Francsico, CA

The Warfield

10/28/2016

San Diego, CA

Harrah’s Resort SoCal

10/29/2016

Indio, CA

Fantasy Springs Casino Resort

10/30/2016

Los Angeles, CA

Pantages Theatre


Front Row Insanity Package
Package includes:
  • One front row ticket
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive aftershow Meet & Greet with Alice Cooper
  • Personal photograph with Alice Cooper
  • On stage tour prior to Alice’s performance – including a photo with the FrankenAlice and your head in Alice’s guillotine!
  • Autographed Alice Cooper Certificate of Insanity
  • Official Alice Cooper set list
  • Specially designed Alice Cooper tour shirt
  • Alice Cooper tote bag
  • Collectible Alice Cooper for President tour poster (limited print)
  • $50 merchandise voucher to the official Alice Cooper online store
  • Chance to be chose to be on stage with Alice Cooper and toss balloons at the end of the show!
  • Very limited availability
Diamond Insanity Package
Package includes:
  • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive aftershow Meet & Greet with Alice Cooper
  • Personal photograph with Alice Cooper
  • On stage tour prior to Alice’s performance – including a photo with the FrankenAlice and your head in Alice’s guillotine!
  • Autographed Alice Cooper Certificate of Insanity
  • Official Alice Cooper set list
  • Specially designed Alice Cooper tour shirt
  • Alice Cooper tote bag
  • Collectible Alice Cooper for President tour poster (limited print)
  • $50 merchandise voucher to the official Alice Cooper online store
  • Chance to be chose to be on stage with Alice Cooper and toss balloons at the end of the show!
  • Very limited availability
Gold Preshow VIP Package
Package includes:
  • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows
  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • On stage tour prior to Alice’s performance – including a photo with the FrankenAlice and your head in Alice’s guillotine!
  • Autographed Alice Cooper Certificate of Insanity
  • Official Alice Cooper set list
  • Specially designed Alice Cooper tour shirt
  • Alice Cooper tote bag
  • Collectible Alice Cooper for President tour poster (limited print)
  • $50 merchandise voucher to the official Alice Cooper online store
  • Limited availability
VIP Tour Package
Package includes:
  • One premium reserved ticket located in the first 15 rows
  • Collectible Alice Cooper for President tour poster (limited print)
  • Alice Cooper tote bag
  • $25 merchandise voucher to the official Alice Cooper online store
  • Limited availability