Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie have rolled out a 19-city run for next August and September. The pairs “Freaks On Parade” tour kicks off on August 24th at Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion and runs through September 24th when they wrap things up at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre.
Blabbermouth reported both Ministry and Filter will serve as support acts for the tour, with general on sale tickets starting today (February 3rd) at 10 a.m. local time.
Out now is the new book, Alice Cooper @ 75, by famed rock journalist Gary Graff. The 208-page tome — published just ahead of Alice’s 75th birthday this Saturday (February 4th) — includes a whopping 350 color and black and white photos and sells for — you guessed it — $75.
Graff, a fellow Detroiter who’s known and covered Alice for decades, shed light on his 1980’s comeback and how it not only kick-started Alice’s own career — but reinvigorated the state of of heavy rock: “What Alice saw was a changed landscape from when he had been around before and you had the hair metal scene coming up in L.A. You had all these bands, he felt, ‘doing Alice.’ Well, guess what? Alice is back and this is who Alice feels he has to compete with and show ’em how it’s done. That’s the direction he went in and it worked. It made the statement because he was still gonna bring back the show and the show was what people were gonna see. They didn’t care if there was new music at all, much less what the new music was; they just wanted to know: ‘Oh, Alice Cooper’s comin’ to town — is he gonna cut his head off? Great, I’m there.’” SO)UNDCUE
JUST ANNOUNCED: Alice Cooper & Rob Zombie tour dates (subject to change):
August 24 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
August 26 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 27 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
August 29 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
September 1 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
September 2 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
September 5 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
September 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
September 8 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
September 9 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 10 – Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre
September 12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
September 16 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 19 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
September 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
September 22 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
September 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
September 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre