Alice Cooper shares brand new single ‘Welcome To The Show’

‘Welcome to the Show’, showcasing Alice Cooper’s signature blend of hard rock, theatrical storytelling, and haunting melodies is the third single released in prior to the August 25th launch of his Road album.

“‘Welcome to the Show’ is just that: telling the audience here it is. The show is ready to go and we are fully loaded. Here it comes!”, Alice says.

One of the most influential and iconic figures in music, Cooper’s latest offering taps into the essence of his classic hits while offering a fresh and invigorating sound, bursting with energy from the first note.

Produced by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, “Road” was written, composed and recorded with Alice’s trusted, longtime bandmates — Ryan Roxie (guitar), Chuck Garric (bass), Tommy Henrikson (guitar), Glen Sobel (drums) and Nita Strauss (guitar). “Road” channels the spirit of old-school Alice with instantly recognizable grit and plenty of gusto. It’s everything you’d hope for from him and more.

“In the past, the show got reviewed before the music did,” laughs Alice. “We had hit #1 albums, but it was always about what we did on stage. For ‘Road’, I wanted the band to be involved in the foundation of all the songs. I only see these guys when we’re on the road. So, I wanted them to be as tight as they are for the show but on all new material. That’s what we did for this record. When you have a band this good, I believe in showing it off, and this is my way of doing so.”

The album opener and first single “I’m Alice” sets the tone for the album with its driving drumbeat as guitars wail in the distance. Alice’s instantly recognizable rasp takes hold, “I know you’re looking for a real good time. So, let me introduce you to a friend of mine. I’m Alice. I’m the Master of Madness; the Sultan of Surprise…so don’t be afraid, just look into my eyes.”

“Road” is going to be released in a wide variety of formats and limited vinyl colors. Complementing the album’s theme, the bonus DVD/Blu-ray comes with Alice Cooper’s 2022 full live show at Hellfest and includes all the classics and rarely played gems.

Pre-Order ‘Road’ here

“Road” track listing:

01. I’m Alice
02. Welcome To The Show
03. All Over The World
04. Dead Don’t Dance
05. Go Away
06. White Line Frankenstein
07. Big Boots
08. Rules Of The Road
09. The Big Goodbye
10. Road Rats Forever
11. Baby Please Don’t Go
12. 100 More Miles
13. Magic Bus

Tracklisting (DVD/Blu-ray): 2022 Hellfest Show:

1. Feed My Frankenstein, 2. No More Mr. Nice Guy, 3. Bed Of Nails, 4. Hey Stoopid, 5. Fallen In Love, 6. Go Man Go, 7. Guitar Solo by Nita Straus, 8. Roses On White Lace, 9. I’m Eighteen, 10. Poison, 11. Billion Dollar Babies, 12. The Black Widow Jam, 13. Steven, 14. Dead Babies, 15. I Love The Dead, 16. Escape, 17. School’s Out

About Alice Cooper
No stranger to doing things his own way, Alice Cooper has cast a long shadow over rock music with an unrivaled live show and timeless anthems like “School’s Out,” “No Mr. Nice Guy,” and “Poison.” Selling over 50 million albums worldwide, he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame® in 2003, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inducted him as part of its class of 2011. Boasting one of the most influential catalogs in history, Rolling Stone cited 1971’s platinum-certified Love It To Death among the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” while other platinum releases spanned the seminal Killer [1971], School’s Out [1972], the Billboard 200 #1 Billion Dollar Babies [1973], Welcome to My Nightmare [1975], and Trash [1989], to name a few. The latter even graced Rolling Stone’s “50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time.” He’s so embedded in generations of popular culture that he not only made a cult-classic appearance in Wayne’s World during
1992, but he also starred alongside John Legend and Sara Bareilles in NBC’s 2018 production of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert — and also memorably appeared on both The Muppets and That 70s Show! as well as in Dark Shadows, with pal Johnny Depp.

Beyond hundreds of syncs, everyone from Etta James, The Smashing Pumpkins, Megadeth, and The Flaming Lips has covered his tunes. The Beastie Boys, Disturbed, and countless others have sampled him. His collaborators have notably included the late Vincent Price, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and Jon Bon Jovi, to name just a few. Plus, he co-founded Hollywood Vampires alongside Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Johnny Depp.

Most recently, 2021’s Detroit Stories garnered widespread critical acclaim with Classic Rock grading it “4-out-of-5 stars” and hailing it as “his most concise bolt of precision-tooled heavy rock in 50 years.” It bowed at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart, hit #1 in Germany, and garnered 9 Top 10 debuts worldwide.

After thousands upon thousands of gigs and easily a million miles traveled, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® Inductee revs up as loudly as ever on his latest solo LP, Road [earMUSIC].

LIVE ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA 2023
AUG 11 – Fargo, ND
AUG 13 – Omaha, NE
AUG 16 – Tulsa, OK
AUG 18 – El Paso, TX
AUG 24 – Dallas, TX
AUG 26 – Tampa, FL
AUG 27 – West Palm Beach, FL
AUG 29 – Raleigh, NC
AUG 30 – Virginia Beach, VA
SEP 1 – Tinley Park, IL
SEP 2 – Des Moines, IA
SEP 5 – Clarkston, MI
SEP 6 – Toronto, Canada
SEP 8 – Scranton, PA
SEP 9 – Wantagh, NY
SEP 10 – Hartford, CT
SEP 12 – Nashville, TN
SEP 13 – Cincinnati, OH
SEP 15 – Bonner Springs, KS
SEP 16 – Greenwood Village, CO
SEP 19 – Ridgefield, WA
SEP 20 – Auburn, WA
SEP 22 – Concord, CA
SEP 23 – Anaheim, CA
SEP 24 – Phoenix, AZ

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Alice Cooper group shot – copyright earMUSIC credit Jenny Risher

 

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