Below are the complete SickthingsUK news archives going back to 2004 when I first added news to the front page.
NOTE: The further back you go, the less likely it is that links and images will work, because the original sites no longer have the articles.


Vampires Announce Shows October 30th 2017

The Hollywood Vampires have announced 5 show in Europe for next June. They are:
June 2nd – Hamburg, Stadtpark
June 4th – Berlin, Zitadelle Spandau
June 12th - Hala Torwar, Warsaw, Poland
June 14th – Monchengladbach, Sparkassenpark
June 27th – Munich, Tollwood
June 29th – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle

Tickets go on sale November 2nd.

Beasto Blanco with Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper have announced a few more shows in December including an extra night in Edinburgh. The full list of shows is as follows:
December 8th - Amperage, Grenoble, France
December 9th - Rathaussaal, Telfs, Austria
December 10th - Bluesiana, Velden Am Worthersee, Austria
December 11th - Rock Cafe, Bratislava, Slovakia
Decmeber 12th - Rock Klub Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
December 13th - 7er Live Club, Mannheim, Germany
December 14th - Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
December 15th - Manoir Pub, St. Maurice, Switzerland
December 16th - Ton Sur Ton, La-Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland
December 18th - Bannerman's, Glasgow, Scotland
December 19th - Bannerman's, Glasgow, Scotland
December 21st - Bryggarsalen, Stockholm, Sweden
December 22nd - Hard Rock Cafe, Oslo, Sweden

HeavyTV have a new video interview with Alice, which you can watch here, during which he talks about the forthcoming second Hollywood Vampires album. The Inquisitr also have a feature based on information in the HeavyTV interview.

Under the Radar have a review and photos from the Aukland show, which also featured a guest appearance from 'The Emperor of Rock' Richie Scarlet (currently playing with Ace Frehley) during 'School' s Out".

Alice On Jimmy Kimmel Live October 28th 2017

According to various sources Alice Cooper will be the musical guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this Halloween, October 31st. Also on the show will be Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters.

The Alice Cooper band (minus Alice) have a pre-show booked for Paris on December 2nd. The show takes place at La Boule Noire' and tickets are on sale now.

The Shropshire Star has a new interview with Alice.

MailOnline and 13th Floor have reviews and photos from the Auckland Show.

Alice and Ace in Brisbane October 26th 2017

Ace Frehley (Ex-Kiss) joined Alice and the band last night in Brisbane for 'School's Out' to mark the end of the Australian dates. Ace has of course been special guest on these dates. You can check out video here.
There have been a few more reviews from the tour which you can check out at Courier-Mail, The Mercury (photos), Newcastle Herald, and Rolling Stone Australia.

Cooperstown Phoenix Closes October 23rd 2017

News is surfacing that the Alice's Cooperstown bar and resturant in Phoenix closed yesterday. I've not found any reasons or official announcements, but it appears the venue had been in trouble for a while. The first Cooperstown (and possible now last), it was the venue of many notable Alice related events including reunions by the original band and a 'Glen Buxton Memorial Weekend'.
UPDATE: The restaurant released the following statement to ABC15: “After 20 years we are sad to close Cooperstown. Thank you to all the loyal staff and patrons. It was a good run!”

There's been quite a few reviews of the Australian tour in the last few days including The Advertiser, Forbes, Sydney Morning Herald, Beat.com and Noise11. MailOnline just caught Alice at Melbourne airport and had to report it...

BBC Radio 2 had Alice on 'Tracks Of My Years' yesterday and yu can listen again here.

Metal Titans has a new interview with Beasto Blanco bassist Jan Le Grow.

Geldof Joins Alice In Perth October 17th 2017

The Australian tour began tonight in Perth with a guest appearance by Sir Bob Geldof who joined the band for 'School's Out. Check out video here.
'The Project' has a new interview in Alice in Australia.

Dennis Dunaway will be performing at the 'Marc Bolan Anniversary Bash' on October 22nd and 23rd at City Winery in New York City, NY. Dennis will perform both nights amongst a host of other stars.

AmazonUS has launched 'Side By Side with Alice Cooper', a playlist of various songs by both Alice and other artists with commentary by Alice. It's supposed to be live now and available to Amazon Music subscribers but as of writing I haven`t found anyone who can actually access the commentaries as they show as "not yet available". No sign of it on AmazonUK yet.

Xmas Pudding 2017 October 12th 2017

The bill for this years pudding show on December 9th has been announced and joining Alice will be Slash and Rob Halford, along with Edgar Winter, Filter, and Sixwire. Nita Strauss is also confimed as playing, but Chuck has Beasto shows booked so it doesn`t look like it will be the full solo band playing this year. This will be the 16th Pudding show with all profits as usual going to The Rock Teen Center. Tickets go on sale Monday October 16th for the show which as usual is at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.

Dennis Dunaway has added second signing appearance during the upcoming UK tour. This one is in Birmingham on December 13th at Swordfish Records, 66 Dalton Street, Birmingham. Everything starts at 6pm.
Dennis is also featured in 'Vintage Guitar' in a story about an old Fender guitar amp he used to use waaaay back and what became of it. You can read about it here.

Vamos Musicalizar have posted a funny interview with Chuck Garric and Ryan Roxie answering questions about each other! You can watch part one on facebook.

 

US Tour 2018 October 9th 2017

New shows have been announced for North America starting in March. The shows go under the heading "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" and are as follows:
March 1st - Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar's
March 2nd - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
March 4th - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric Theatre
March 5th - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
March 6th - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
March 8th - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 9th - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
March 10th - Wilkes-Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center
March 13th - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
March 14th - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
March 15th - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
March 17th - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
March 18th - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
March 20th - Melbourne, FL - King Center
March 21st - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
March 23rd - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 24th - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
March 26th - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 28th - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
March 29th - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
Tickets go on sale October 13th, except Rama on sale October 14th and South Bend on sale November 17th. AC.com pre-sales start tomorrow and vary between 10am and 12pm local time depending on venue. The password will be "SICKTHINGS"

There looks to be a "Tour Edition" of 'Paranormal' coming out shortly. No details yet of what will be different about it, but it is listed as a single CD.

An important note to fans going to the UK shows. Many tickets state the shows starts at 7.30. This is incorrect. The Tubes are due on at 7pm each night and doors should be opening around 5.30- 6pm so make sure you are there in time. You don't want to miss The Tubes!
Also, please bare in mind there will be probably be extra security at the doors at all venues, following the tragic bombing in Manchester, so make sure you allow time for that. I would suggest taking as few extra bags or belongings as possible to help them get everyone inside on time. It's a pain, but we can't blame them for taking every precaution so let's make it as easy and painless as we can.

Nita Strauss can been seen in a new video by guitarist Angel Vivaldi called 'Serotonin' which features the two shedders facing off.

RIP Janice Langan October 3rd 2017

I've just heard that UK superfan Janice Langan passed away suddenly last night. Janice was a regular presence on the UK tours, as well as being very active on the various Alice Cooper facebook pages, including the "Legendary Alice Cooper" facebook group which she co-ran. Being an Alice Cooper fan was a huge part of her life and she will be missed. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.

Of course yesterday the rock world also lost Tom Petty, and Alice posted the following in tribute:
"Unfortunately I never got the chance to work with Tom Petty and I never properly got to know him, but he was always one of those artists everyone wanted to work with, myself included. It was so rare to find someone who commands such universal respect in this business. He was a rock n roll lifer with music in his blood. This man delievered a wealth of great songs to his fans and to the world and that is something to celebrate. He was an honest renegade, a rebel and a true original. I read that he only really felt himself in the studio and on the road and to that I can truly relate. Rest In Piece Tom and sincere condolences to your family, your friends and your countless fans around the world."
Alice Cooper

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