Alice Cooper: UK Live Dates Imminent

Alice CooperAlice Cooper is coming back to the UK in October on the Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back tour. The legendary shock rocker has lined up seven shows, kicking off at the Manchester Arena on 4 October and wrapping up with a set at the Cardiff Arena on the 12th of the month. He’ll be joined by special guests The Stranglers and MC50 featuring Wayne Kramer.

The MC5 and Alice Cooper have history. Alice was a Detroit native and returned there in 1970 to make his name in the city while The MC5, The Stooges and Bob Seger, among others, were tearing up the city. Harder, faster, stronger and darker than the hippies on the west coast, they changed music forever.

Alice says of the forthcoming jaunt: “We’re coming back in October for a big tour with our new show. Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back. It’s going to be a great night with my very special guests The Stranglers plus the MC50.”

Cooper has lined up the dates to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut album Pretties For You, which launched in the summer of 1969.

Tickets are available now, more information available here.

Cooper is joined in the line-up by guitarists Nita Strauss, Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, bassist Chuck Garrick and drummer Glen Sobel.

The vocalist’s last studio album was 2017’s Paranormal, which was later followed by last year’s live extravaganza A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris.

Alice Cooper’s Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back tour includes the following dates:

Oct 04: Manchester Arena
Oct 05: Aberdeen Event Complex
Oct 07: Leeds First Direct Arena
Oct 08: Brighton Centre
Oct 10: London The O2
Oct 11: Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Oct 12: Cardiff Arena.

Alice has also released a new EP, “Breadcrumbs” is a tribute to some of the Garage Rock Heroes from his hometown Detroit. Inspired by the city’s punk scene in the late 60’s and early 70s, Detroit born Alice Cooper returns to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love.

Produced by Bob Ezrin, the EP consists of 6 brand new recordings, features cult Detroit musicians, including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk’s Mark Farner and MC5’s Wayne Kramer, and was recorded at Rust Belt Studios, Detroit.

“Breadcrumbs” is available on digital and as limited & numbered 10” Vinyl (only 20.000 copies worldwide) sold at very special price.

TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Detroit City 2020
2. Go Man Go
3. East Side Story
Side B
1. Your Mama Won’t Like Me
2. Devil With A Blue Dress On / Chains Of Love
3. Sister Anne

The opener “Detroit City 2020”, an updated rewrite of “Detroit City” from 2003’s “The Eyes Of Alice Cooper”, sets the tone for the EP. Along with Alice’s own take on Detroit punk classics such as Suzi Quatro’s “Your Mama Won’t Like Me”, Bob Seger’s “East Side Story”, the MC5’s “Sister Anne” and Shorty Long’s “Devil With A Blue Dress On” as well as The Dirtbombs’ “Chains Of Love”, the EP also features the brand-new Alice Cooper original “Go Man Go”.

 

 

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