Thursday, January 4, 2018

VIDEO: Alice Cooper previews North American tour

Alice Cooper is streaming a video preview for a spring 2018 tour of North America in support of his latest album, “Paranormal.”

Billed as "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper", the month-long run will begin in Windsor, ON on March 1 and wrap up in Indianapolis, IN on March 29 (see full list of dates below).

Cooper’s 27th album, “Paranormal” reunites the rocker with producer Bob Ezrin and includes guest appearances by U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover.

The package also includes a bonus disc consisting of six live tracks recorded last year in Columbus, OH with Cooper’s current touring lineup and two brand new songs written and recorded together with original Alice Cooper Band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce.

Cooper recently premiered a video his next single, “The Sound Of A”, a track whose origins date back 50 years and was rediscovered by the shock-rocker when Dunaway suggested the track during sessions for the project.

"Dennis brought in the song and he played it for me and I said, 'wow Dennis, I remember when you wrote this song in 1967,'" explains Cooper. "He goes, 'you’re right about the year, but you wrote it!' He says, 'this was the first song you ever wrote.'

"So, he brought it in and Bob Ezrin says ‘I love this, we gotta do this song.' In the end, it became the most psychedelic track because during the recording of it, everybody just went off on these guitar parts and it just swirled at the end. It really ended up being one of the most interesting songs on the album - with a great story behind it. I totally forgot that I wrote it!"

"The Sound Of A" will be issued February 23; available as a limited-edition CD single and on 10-inch white vinyl, the release also includes four previously unreleased live songs recorded in Columbus, Ohio in 2016.

Alice Cooper
A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper

2018 North American tour

Mar 01 - Windsor, ON -The Colosseum at Caesar's
Mar 02 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
Mar 04 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric Theatre
Mar 05 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
Mar 06 - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
Mar 08 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar 09 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Mar 10 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center
Mar 13 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
Mar 14 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
Mar 15 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
Mar 17 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
Mar 18 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
Mar 20 - Melbourne, FL - King Center
Mar 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
Mar 23 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Mar 24 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Mar 26 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Mar 28 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
Mar 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre

See also:

Alice Cooper premieres video for The Sound Of A
Alice Cooper among nominees for Songwriters Hall Of Fame
VIDEO: Alice Cooper and Foo Fighters rock as Dave Grohl hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live
Alice Cooper to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Search Alice Cooper at hennemusic