ALICE COOPER FALL DATES ON THE BOOKS

Alice Cooper has just rolled out a 20-city North American fall tour. Cooper — who plays on Thursday (April 14th) in Calgary with special guests Buckcherry — kicks off the autumn run on September 7th in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and carries on through October 8th when he wraps the year up in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alice Cooper told us that the days of blowing an audience’s mind with stage theatrics have really changed over the decades: “I don’t think you can shock an audience anymore, really. I mean, CNN’s more shocking than anything Marilyn Manson or I can do, because (laughs), they used to hang me onstage, now you see people really getting hung on TV. So, the idea is just to bombard the audience with vaudeville-type of burlesque comedy — but make sure the music is the basis of everything. I mean, you can’t put icing on the cake without the cake. So a 10-hour rehearsal is nine hours on the music, and one hour on the theatrics.”

UPDATED: Alice Cooper’s North American tour dates (subject to change):

April 14 – Calgary, AB – Winsport Arena (with Buckcherry)
April 15 – Penticton, BC -South Okanagan Events Center (with Buckcherry)
April 16 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre (with Buckcherry)
April 19 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (with Buckcherry)
April 20 – Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall (with Buckcherry)
April 22 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort (with Ace Frehley)
April 23 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre (with Ace Frehley)
April 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre (with Ace Frehley)
September 7 – Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
September 9 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
September 11 – Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesar’s
September 13 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Buffalo
(with Buckcherry)
September 14 – Binghamton, NY – Visions Arena (with Buckcherry)
September 16 – Albany, NY – The Palace Theater
September 17 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Casino & Resort
September 18 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
September 20 – Muncie, IN – Emens Auditorium
September 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Hall
September 22 – Hammond, IN – The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
September 24 – Louisville, KY – Louder than Life Festival
September 25 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
September 27 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theater
September 28 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
September 30 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theater
October 1 – Springfield, IL – Bank of Springfield Center
October 4 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Event Center
October 6 – Prescott Valley, AZ – Findlay Toyota Center
October 8 – Las Vegas, NV – TBA

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