ALICE COOPER REUNITES WITH ORIGINAL BAND FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WEEK AWARD
NEW SINGLE “PARANOIC PERSONALITY” OUT JUNE 9TH
Left to right: Music Business Association President Jim Donio, Neal Smitih, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Alice Cooper, and Baker & Taylor VP/GM Steve Harkins.
Photo courtesy of The Music Business Association
Fans of rock icon Alice Cooper know there are some aspects to his live shows that they can expect, including a hard rocking performance of horror theatrics; however, following Alice Cooper’s customary execution via guillotine at his recent Nashville concert on May 14th, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1975. The stage went dark, and the original band, including bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform five classic songs with Alice. This followed the recent announcement that his forthcoming album –
Paranormal, out July 28th on earMUSIC – will include two new recordings featuring the original line-up.
Joined by current band member Ryan Roxie filling in for the late Glen Buxton on guitar, the band ripped through “I’m 18,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” “Muscle of Love,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and then closed with “School’s Out,” bringing back current band members drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen for a grande finale.
The following day, the original band was honored by The Music Business Association at their annual convention, with an award for their historic achievements. The award was presented to them by Bob Ezrin, who produced their iconic albums Love It To Death, Killer, School’s Out, and Billion Dollar Babies as well as many subsequent solo Alice Cooper albums, including the forthcoming Paranormal.
Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with original members – Alice, Dennis, Neal and Michael, as well as guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. The first single, “Paranoic Personality” will be released Friday, June 9th.
Alice Cooper is on tour throughout the 2017. Full North American tour dates below.
For more information visit www.alicecooper.com
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Jun 07 – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center – Appleton, WI
Jun 08 – Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater – Hinckley, MN
Jun 09 – Vetter Stone Amphitheater – Mankato, MN
Jun 12 – Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO
Jun 13 – Kingsbury Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 16 – Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater – Lincoln, CA
Jun 17 – Cuthbert Amphitheatre – Eugene, OR
Jun 18 – Pepsi Summer Outdoor Concert Series – Airway Heights, WA
Jun 20 – Rabobank Theater – Bakersfield, CA
Jun 21 – Pechanga Theater – Temecula, CA
Jun 22 – AVA Amphitheater – Tucson, AZ
Jun 24 – KLAQ Streetfest – El Paso, TX
WITH DEEP PURPLE:
Aug 12 – Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV
Aug 13 – The Greek – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 15 – AK Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16 – Isletta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
Aug 19 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Aug 21 – Chastain Park Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Aug 24 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Aug 26 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
Aug 27 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
Aug 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Aug 30 – Klipsch Amphitheater – Indianapolis, IN
Sept 01 – KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 02 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Sept 03 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Sept 06 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Sept 08 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Sept 09 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
Sept 10 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH