ALICE COOPER, the king of Shock Rock has been doing rounds with the news of his upcoming new album and last month’s one off reunion show. We have some one more massive and exciting news coming your way this time. Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original ALICE COOPER band, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith will join him in the UK for a five date autumn tour.
Last month saw Alice’s performance in Nashville joined by the three original members for a five song mini set, also accompanied by current band members – drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen. ALICE COOPER also announced that his new album, ‘Paranormal‘, will be out on July 28th on earMUSIC, featuring the original members on two songs.
Alice says, “When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood. There were no lawsuits — we had just burned out the creative process. We had gone to high school together and had recorded something like five Platinum albums in a row. We were never out of sight of each other for 10 years. Everybody just went their own way. Neal, Dennis and I always stayed in touch. Mike disappeared for a while and Glen Buxton passed away in 1997, which was a big blow.”
EXCITED TO SAY WE'RE BRINGING THE ORIGINAL #ALICECOOPER BAND FOR OUR NOV UK TOUR! DETAILS AT ALICECOOPER.COM ALICE COOPER REUNITES ORIGINAL BAND FOR 2017 UK TOUR Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith will tour UK with Alice in November 2017 On May 14th, 2017 following Alice Cooper’s customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with Alice. This followed the recent announcement that his forthcoming album – Paranormal, out July 28th on earMUSIC – will include two new recordings written and recorded by the original line-up (“Genuine American Girl and “You And All Of Your Friends”). Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original Alice Cooper band will join him on tour in the UK, returning to these shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled us on their historic 1971 tour. Alice Cooper, plus The Mission and The Tubes presented by AEG live in the UK, November 2017: 11th – Leeds – First Direct Arena 12th – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro 14th – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena 15th – Manchester – Manchester Arena 16th – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley Tickets: http://po.st/AC17Tckts General admission ticket prices* £40.00-£47.50 *excluding VIP packages VIP: Alice is offering several VIP packages at www.alicecooper.com, including meet and greet and a backstage tour. AEG Live are offering pre-show packages, available at: http://po.st/AC17Tckts
He further adds,“But last year Neal called me up and said, ‘I have a couple of songs.’ I said great, bring ‘em over. Then he said Mike was stopping by, so I had them come to my house and we just worked on a few things for a week. Then Dennis called up and said, I got a couple songs. So, I thought, hey let’s do this! When you listen to the record, it just fits right in.”
ALICE COOPER, plus The Mission and The Tubes presented by AEG live in the UK, November 2017:
11th – Leeds – First Direct Arena
12th – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
14th – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
15th – Manchester – Manchester Arena
16th – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
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