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Alice Cooper originated as an American rock band consisting of Vincent Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith. The group rose to stardom in the early 1970s, releasing “I’m Eighteen” in 1971 and the even bigger hit “School’s Out” in 1972. In 1973 they released their most successful album, “Billion Dollar Babies,” which reached the #1 spot on both US and UK charts.
The band officially split in 1975, at which time Furnier embarked on his solo career, adopting the band’s name as his own. Between 1975 and 2008, Alice Cooper released 18 solo albums. His live shows are a mix of rock and horror, incorporating fake blood, execution equipment, live boa constrictors and more. Besides his musical career, he has also dabbled in film acting, created a radio show, “Nights with Alice Cooper,” and discovered a love of golf (to which he credits his recovery from drug addiction). He also continues to tour, embarking on the U.S. leg of his Theatre of Death Tour in fall 2009.
Summary by Dayna Stein, TicketNews Staff
After a successful spree of spring concerts, two of horror rock's most ghoulish acts will reunite for a new fall tour. Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, who teamed for the earlier Gruesome Twosome Tour, will return to the U.S. circuit with the Halloween Hootenanny Tour.
Cooper and Zombie will launch their latest trek with a September 30 show at Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. The 16-date venture, with special guest Murderdolls, is set run through an October 24 concert at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, TX.
Theatrical hard rock veteran Alice Cooper is returning to the road with a revamped stage show on the latest U.S. leg of his on-going Theatre of Death Tour. The fall 2009 jaunt launches with a September 17 appearance at the York Fair in York, PA, and closes with a Halloween gig at Harrah's Rincon Casino in Valley Center, CA.
No stranger to censorship, Alice Cooper's "Theatre of Death" tour won't be making its scheduled December 11 stop at Tampere Arena in Tampere, Finland.
Cooper has been banned from performing in Finland's third largest city because the organization that owns and operates the facility says it is based on "Christian values" and prohibits "performances including representation of false gods, demons, evilness and forces of darkness and all these kind of symbols, words or markings," it noted in a statement.
Today's recap features tour cancellations, extensions, rescheduled shows and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 13, 2008.
Linkin Park has been forced to cancel its brief Music for Relief run in Asia. Lead singer Chester Bennington recently suffered a back injury and has been ordered to refrain from traveling or physical activity. However, the band will still make a donation to benefit the Sichuan Province of China, which was devastated by an earthquake earlier in the year.
Alice Cooper has booked a massive summer/fall world tour starting with 11 European shows from July 6 in Karvana, BEL to July 25 in Southampton, ENG. Cooper returns to North America for 21 U.S. shows starting on July 31 in Redmond, WA, and winds down on September 12 in Hutchinson, KS. Additional U.S. shows will be confirmed shortly. Then, the heavy metal icon has 25 Canadian concerts on the books starting on September 18 in Vancouver, BC and finishing up October 22 in Cornerbrook, NF.
Cooper returns stateside for six Halloween shows in the Northeast with two booked thus far. All told, Cooper expects to play at least 75 shows, and will concentrate on playing state fairs, army bases, casinos, arenas and theaters, including three nights at Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from September 5-7.
Heaven and Hell is a music collaboration featuring current Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, along with former members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.
Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice will reunite for the first time in 15 years as Heaven and Hell Live to cast a dark spell over spring as the quartet tours the U.S.
Last year, the hard-rocking quartet convened to record three new songs for Rhino Records’ era-spanning collection, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. One of the newly recorded tracks – “The Devil Cried” – is the first single. Bristling with the trademark Sabbath sound, the song is being well received by fans and critics alike.
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Updated Fall Tour Dates Below
5 Binghamton, NY Broom County Arena
7 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
8 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre
9 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center . . .