Just home from the USA for the beginning of the new tour. The band are already on fire and will only get better! Thanks to everyone who, as always, were so friendly and helpful the last couple of weeks especially the awesome Toby Mamis who yet again came through for us when we needed him. Alice Cooper's band, management, and crew are truly second to none. Thank you all!
Setlists etc will go up over the next few days but first there is a LOT of stuff to catch up on so off we go.
New tour dates started to appear as soon as we stepped onto the plane, including UK Dates for Halloween in October. The full list of new dates is as followed:
October 24th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
October 25th - Wolverhapton Civic Hall
October 27th - Bournemouth BIC
October 28th - London Wembley Arena
October 30th - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
October 31st - Edinburgh Usher Hall
November 1st - Sheffield City Hall
November 7th - Calgary, AB, Canada, Southern Jubilee
November 8th - Saskatoon, SK, Canada, TCU Center
November 9th - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada, Mosaic Place
November 13th - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada, Encana Events Center
November 14th - Edmonton, AB, Canada, Northern Jubilee
November 21st - Boise, ID, Revolution Center
The appearance at Wembley Arena will make Alice the first artist to play the venue in each of the past five decades!
Alice's bass god, Chuck Garric, has also been busy being a producer! 'Jimmy at the Prom', based out of Milwaukee, WI, have just released a single and b-side that not only features Chuck's gifted production, but on backing vocals as well! The single is available now on iTunes and will also be released on 7" vinyl! Check it out at http://www.jimmyattheprom.com and follow them on Twitter at @jimmyattheprom.
Chuck also sent in a report from the road over at Lip Service with rehersal photos.
The Bonaroo festival last week created a LOT of press, mainly centered around the surprise inclusion of Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' to close the show which brought the house down, especially when the 'FrankenGaga' appeared. There's lots of footage up on Youtube as the entire show was streamed the following night (and its possible it will be repeated at some point if you missed it). Even Gaga herself tweeted "I am not worthy, Sire. The way he changed the words to be about him was so rad. I want to hang out with #Frankengaga!".
Most of the press repeated the same stuff but a few had quotes or something different either before or after the show including: Memphis Flyer, USA Today and here, Examiner.com, Fuse, and Aceshowbiz.
The Alice Facebook page posted photos from the rehersals in Biloxi.
Charleston City Paper reviews the Charleston show with photos while the Kansas City Star covers the Kansas show.
You can check out Glen's new Mapex USA drum kit, as seen on the current tour, over at the Alice Cooper facebook page.
New Alice interviews include: Charleston City Paper, Charleston Post and Courier, Tri-Cities.com, Yes Weekly, The Gauntlet, WLOX (with video), Sun-Herald.com, Fuse Festivals (Video), Local8Now (video), CityBeat, and Jambands.
While in Charleston Alice threw out the first pitch at the Charleston Riverdogs game which was reported in the Post and Courier. The team is co-owned by actor Bill Murray and Official Alice Cooper a photo of the pair at the game.
He also threw out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game on June 14th!
SkyArts have posted another short outtake from the Ronnie Wood Show with Alice and Ron talking about guitars.
Examiner.com has an article about the opening of 'The Rock' in Phoenix with a lot of history to the project.
Dash Cooper's band Runaway Phoenix now have a Bandcamp Site where you can listen to there songs.