Reported by Carol Anne Szel
Formed in 1968, the original Alice Cooper band forged a theatrical brand of hard rock that was destined to shock like never before. Within five years, they would release no fewer than seven studio albums, amongst them, their international breakthrough being School's Out (including the Top 10 hit of the same name) and the U.S. No. 1 Billion Dollar Babies (1973).
By 1974, the band had risen to the upper echelon of rock stardom... and then it dissolved.
In October 2015, over 40 years later, record store owner and superfan Chris Penn convinced the original lineup to reunite for a very special performance at Good Records, his record store in Dallas, Texas.
Alice Cooper (vocals), Michael Bruce (guitar), Dennis Dunaway (bass), and Neal Smith (drums) were joined on stage by Alice's guitarist Ryan Roxie (standing in for the late Glen Buxton). A packed audience was expecting to attend Dennis Dunaway's Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! book signing. But they ended up witnessing a full-blown happening.
The legendary reunion show, including all-time classics such as "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "I'm Eighteen," and "School's Out," is now becoming available for the very first time worldwide on September 30.
Luckily, the event was also filmed.
The movie Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper (edited and directed by Steven Gaddis) was very warmly welcomed at film festivals all over the world by music fans as well as rock journalists. The documentary won multiple awards for its coverage of the historic event.
The movie is included in the live album's first CD and vinyl LP editions.
(RUNNING TIME: OVER 100 MINUTES):
DOCUMENTARY WITH ALL LIVE PERFORMANCES
*Music Video for "I'm Eighteen"
*"(Live From The Astroturf)"
*Music Video for"Under My Wheels (Live From The Astroturf)"
*Extensive Interview with Dennis, Michael and Neal
Ltd. CD+Blu-ray Digipak/Ltd. Apricot 1LP+DVD Gatefold/Ltd. Glow In The Dark 1LP+DVD/Ltd. Gold 1LP+DVD Gatefold
"Caught In a Dream" (Vinyl Side A)
"Be My Lover"
"Is It My Body"
"No More Mr. Nice Guy"
"Under My Wheels" (Vinyl Side B)
"Desperado" (Intro Bonus Track)
Alice Cooper's Fall 2022 "Detroit Muscle" tour kicks off September 7. Dates are below.
ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:
9/7 — Bethlehem, PA — Wind Creek Event Center
9/9 — Alton, VA— Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/11 — Windsor, ON — The Colosseum @ Caesar's
9/13 — Buffalo, NY — Shea's Buffalo
9/14 — Binghamton, NY — Visions Arena
9/16 — Albany, NY — The Palace Theater
9/17 — Atlantic City, NJ — Tropicana Casino & Resort
9/18 — Wallingford, CT — Toyota Oakdale Theatre
9/20 — Muncie, IN — Emens Auditorium
9/21 — Grand Rapids, MI — DeVos Hall
9/22 — Hammond, IN — The Venue @ Horseshoe Casino
9/24 — Louisville, KY — Louder than Life Festival
9/25 — Chattanooga, TN — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
9/27 — Memphis, TN — Orpheum Theater
9/28 — St.Louis, MO — Stifel Theatre
9/30 — Cedar Rapids, IA — Paramount Theater
10/1 — Springfield, IL — Bank of Springfield Center
10/4 — Loveland, CO — Budweiser Event Center
10/6 — Prescott Valley, AZ — Findlay Toyota Center
10/7 — Highland, CA — Yaamava Theater
10/8 — Las Vegas, NV — Dollar Loan Center