Summer '96 Timeline

This was a co-headline tour of the US. Alice went on before Scorpions every night and played for around an hour.

The Band

"I've known [Scorpions] forever. I told them I'd do the tour as long as they didn't do the song with the whistling in it ('Winds Of Change'). Every time I hear that song I want to go and build the Berlin wall back again."
(Alice Cooper, Metal Edge, Aug.96)

It is a double headlining co-bill. The Scorpions' fans will say "Scorpions and Alice Cooper", whereas the Alice fans will say vice-versa. Technically, it is the Scorpions' tour as they are the ones really putting it together.
(Renfield, April 1996)

This is very much the bottom line. There is a contractual obligation that the Scorps and Alice's names must appear in equal size in all advertising and on marquees.
(Renfield, May 1996)

Alice's contract specifically says that all promo tickets NOT be in the first 20 rows as he feels those should go to fans.
(Renfield, May 1996)

The show was low on theatrics but featuring the straitjacket in 'Dwight Fry' (with Renfield as the doctor) and the gang fight in 'Gutter Cats Vs. The Jets'. During 'Elected', Alice wore a sparkly 'Uncle Sam' outfit. Three guys came out in ex-president face masks. They proceeded to pass money between them and Alice (bribes), eventually ending up in a pile on the stage fighting each other.

The stage set was a graffiti and poster covered fence with a couple of trash cans for the small props (swords, crutch etc).

Also during the shows, Alice sometimes asked the audience for requests. This normally seemed to proceed 'Poison'.

In Milwaukee, Alice and Reb acted out the 'Waynes World' scene before 'Feed My Frankenstein'.

Reb also occasionally turned up on stage for the encore on a skateboard!

The Setlist

(9th June 1996 Houston Cynthia Woods Pavilion set list)

  • Under my Wheels
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Eighteen
  • Desperado ("This is a song I wrote for Jim Morrison a long time ago.")
  • No More Mr Nice Guy
  • Feed My Frankenstein ("You wanna hear a song from 'Wayne's World'?")
  • Poison
  • Only Women Bleed
  • Gutter Cat Vs the Jets (street fight)
  • Welcome To My Nightmare
  • Instrumental from Steven (doctors put Alice in Straitjacket and smear on make-up)
  • Ballad of Dwight Fry (straitjacket)
  • Schools Out
  • Elected

The setlist was changed around a bit. Some dates featured songs not featured on other nights (this list isn't complete). 'I Never Cry' (San Antonio), 'Clones' (Dallas, Denver, Toronto), 'Lost In America' (Tuscon, L.A., Detroit, Toronto, Mears). 'Cold Ethyl' (Edmonton, Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, became a regular song by the end of the tour). 'Be My Lover' (Detroit, Mears), 'Cleansed By Fire' (multiple venues at the start/middle of the tour)

Slash joined the band at Universal Ampitheatre, Los Angeles (and possibly a couple of other shows) for a couple of songs, 'Lost In America' and 'Only Women Bleed' .

Ventura Theatre show 20th June 1996 Set list. This was the only Alice only show (not in order):

  • Under My Wheels
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • I'm 18
  • Desperado
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • Clones (We're All)
  • Teenage Lament '74
  • Cleansed by Fire
  • Lost in America
  • Hey Stoopid
  • Feed my Frankenstein
  • Poison
  • Welcome to my Nightmare
  • Only Women Bleed
  • Gutter Cats vs. the Jets
  • Steven Instrumental Interlude
  • Ballad of Dwight Fry
  • School's Out
  • Elected

TIMELINE 22 - School`s Out For Summer


Jan 28th `96 (SuperBowl day) Alice records 'Hands of Death' with Rob Zombie in Florida.

June 2nd `96 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Cabo Wabo (recording of live album "A Fistful Of Alice" guest appearances by Sammy Hagar, Slash and Rob Zombie) (First Ryan Roxie show!)

June 5th `96 El Paso, TX University of Texas Special Events Centre (w/ My Head)

Start of Co-Headline tour with Scorpions. Alice normally (always?) went on first. Scorpions at all shows unless noted.

June 6th `96 Lubbock, TX Lubbock Municipal Auditorium

June 8th `96 San Antonio, TX Alamodome

June 9th '96 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (AKA Woodlands Pavilion)

June 11th `96 Dallas, TX Starplex Amphitheater

June 12th '96 Little Rock, AR, Riverfest Amphitheatre

June 14th `96 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum

June 15th `96 Denver, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheater (w/ My Head)

June 16th `96 Park City, UT Wolf Mountain Amphitheatre

June 18th `96 Tucson, AZ Convention Center Arena

June 19th `96 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheater (w/ My Head)

Slash joined the band at Universal Ampitheatre, Los Angeles (and possibly a couple of other shows) for a couple of songs, 'Lost In America' and the full, long version of 'Only Women Bleed'

June 20th `96 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater (Alice only, no Scorps. w/ NY Loose)

(June 21st `96 Los Angeles, CA universal Amphitheater - listed second show with Alice from Scorpions site)

June 22nd `96 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

June 23rd `96 Chandler, Phoenix, AZ Compton Terrace (w/ Beat Angels) [Ticket]

June 25th `96 Las Vegas, NV Aladdin Theatre

June 26th `96 San Diego, CA SDSU Open Air Theatre

June 28th `96 Sacramento, CA Cal Expo (w/ My Head) [Ticket]

June 29th `96 Mountainview, CA (San Jose/SF) Shoreline Amphitheater

June 30th `96 Reno, NV Reno Hilton Amphitheater (w/ My Head)

July 2nd `96 Fresno, CA Selland Arena

July 5th `96 Portland, OR Rose Garden

July 6th `96 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre (w/ Gruntruck)

July 7th `96 Vancouver, BC Canada Pacific Coliseum (w/ DDT)

July 9th `96 Edmonton, ALB Canada Edmonton Coliseum (w/ DDT)

July 11th `96 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Winnipeg Arena

July 12th `96 St. Paul, MN Civic Center Arena

July 13th `96 Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) Deer Creek (w/ Cheap Trick opening)

July 14th `96 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater (w/ Cheap Trick opening)

July 16th `96 Mayland Heights, St. Louis, MO Riverport Amphitheatre (w/ My Head) [Ticket]

July 17th `96 Bonner Springs, KS/Kansas City, MO Sandstone Amphitheatre [Ticket]

July 19th `96 Chicago, IL Rosemont Horizon

July 20th `96 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheater

July 22nd `96 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) Blossom Music Center

July 24th `96 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

July 25th `96 Clarkston, MI (Detroit) Pine Knob (w/ Howling Diablos) [Ticket]

Interview on WCSX 94.7FM Detroit Radio

July 26th '96 Alice was at the Michael Jordan/Doug Gilmour (Toronto Maple Leafs captain) charity Golf tournement in Toronto, Canada.

July 27th `96 Mears, MI Val du Lakes

July 28th `96 Burgettstown, Pittsburgh, PA Star Lake Amphitheater (w/ Ashes To Ashes)

July 30th `96 Toronto, ONT Canada Molson Amphitheatre [Ticket]

July 31st `96 Camden, NJ Sony/Blockbuster Entertainment Center

(Apparently there was meant to be a show at Viking Hall in Bristol, TN in late July/early August but Alice was unable to perform and the show went ahead without him. )

August 2nd `96 Wantaugh Long Island, NY Jones Beach Amphitheatre

August 3rd `96 Mansfield, MA (Boston) Great Woods Center (w/ Black #9) [Ticket]

August 4th `96 Woodbridge, Holmdel, NJ Garden State Arts Center

August 6th `96 Hartford, CT, Meadows Music Theater

August 7th `96 Wilkes Barre, PA, Bud Light Ampitheatre

August 9th `96 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre (w/ Greenhouse)

August 10th `96 Bristow, Stone Ridge, VA Nissan Pavilion at Pine knob (w/ Sorry About Your Daughter)

August 11th `96 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

August 12th `96 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

August 14th `96 Charleston, WV Riverfront Park

August 15th '96 Ploughkeepsie, NY, Mid Hudson Civic Center [Ticket]

August 16th `96 Buffalo, NY North Americare Park (ticket says Hamburg, NY, Erie County Fair and Expo) [Ticket]

August 17th `96 Berthierville, Quebec Expo Grounds (w/ Junkhouse)

August 26th '96 Alice is at the Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix where Phoenix Coyotes unveil their new uniforms.

Fall `96 Alice flys to Germany for TV show.

Fall `96 Alice records an episode ('Write Stuff Pt 1") of TV sitcom 'Pearl' which would air on Feb 12th `97

??(pre-sept) `96 Alice records 'Herod's Song' for the re-recording of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Sept 18th '96 Alice attends the Luck Of The Draw tournament at The Raven - a charity event for Tumbleweed Centre for families and children in crisis.

Oct 18th-27th `96 Alice is in NY at 'Madison Scare Gardens on 18th, 19th 25th, 26th & 27th of October

Oct `96 Alice played with a putter made with can of Spam courtesy of Al Felix of Bashas' for the Glen Campbell Baptist Village Celebrity Golf Classic.

Oct 31st '96 Alice is at the America West Arena in Phoenix for a Solid Rock event

Nov 9th `96 Signing session at Virgin Megastore, Burbank, LA with Kane Roberts for Kane`s game "Lords Of Tantrazz" which features Alice`s voice

Nov 11th `96 Alice is at KNIX radio's golf event, the Celebrity, at the Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale

Nov 19th 1996 Alice is at the Glen Campbell Baptist Village Celebrity Golf Classic at Coyote Lakes Golf Club in Surprise, AZ

Nov `96 Alice appears at the first Planet Hollywood Casino Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Sheraton Desert Inn golf course in Las Vegas

Dec 4th '96 Alice places the holiday star on the sixty foot Christmas tree at The Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix

Dec 18th `96 Alice is scheduled to read to 200 kids Wednesday at Encanto School, Phoenix but comes down with flu and cancels.

Dec 28 '96 Toledo, OH Toledo Sports Arena (w/ Ted Nugent - New Years Rotten Eve)

Toledo's mayor Carty Finkbiner announced Dec. 28th a local holiday. "Alice Cooper Day!" It is Toledo's apology for the Toledo Riot 23 years earlier.

Dec 29 '96 Saginaw, MI Wendler Arena-Saginaw Civic Center (w/ Ted Nugent - New Years Rotten Eve)

Dec 31st '96 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena (w/ Ted Nugent - New Years Rotten Eve also called Whiplash Bash)

At the 'Whiplash Bash', during 'Elected', Alice gave the crowd an early New Year's present. This time, when the politicians came out, they were pushing a giant cake. When the cake was in center stage, out jumped a greased-up 500 pound woman in a bikini, while the band played the "New Year's Song".
(Kyle, January 1997)