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Original Band to play mini-set on Mainland UK shows

Post by Si » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:56 am

Press Relase.
Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith will tour UK with Alice in November 2017

On May 14th, 2017 following Alice Cooper’s customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with Alice.
This followed the recent announcement that his forthcoming album – Paranormal, out July 28th on earMUSIC – will include two new recordings written and recorded by the original line-up (“Genuine American Girl and “You And All Of Your Friends”).
Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original Alice Cooper band will join him on tour in the UK, returning to these shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled us on their historic 1971 tour.
In Nashville, they were joined by current band member Ryan Roxie filling in for the late Glen Buxton on guitar. The band ripped through “I’m 18,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” “Muscle of Love,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and then closed with “School’s Out,” bringing back current band members – drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen for a grand finale.

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Post by wind_up_toy » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:11 am

This is absolutely brilliant news, I'm beyond happy with this.

I'll die a happy man after seeing this happen :)
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Post by Comus » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:19 am

I can't believe it. So excited!
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Post by VinceRaven » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:26 am

Fantastic news, simple as that.

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Post by NikToo » Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 am

Absolutely flabbergasted. Had to read it several times, and then just sat here thinking "Wow..." And I'm going to take my kids as well, first time they see Alice and they get the full band. I literally couldn't be more excited about anything.

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Post by Voodoo Revolution » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:38 pm

Amazing news! Hopefully they will extend this to the Dublin shows too.

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Post by Rob » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:57 am

This news is right up there with the gig at the 100 club , any idea when they will do the set regarding the timing of the other 2 support acts ?
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Post by Si » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:09 pm

Rob wrote:This news is right up there with the gig at the 100 club , any idea when they will do the set regarding the timing of the other 2 support acts ?
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Nothing to do with support acts. The come on after the Guillotine during the main set and remain till the end of the show.

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Post by TeresofBlood » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:11 pm

So stoked for the UK fans. Here's hoping that this mini-set makes its way to the US next year.

I think I saw someone theorize here that the Two-Headed Alice on the Paranormal cover was to suggest the tale of two Alices - band Alice and solo Alice. The UK tour seems to suggest a similar sentiment. Since the RnR Hall of Fame, the band has done a lot of little things together - appearances, one-off live shows, recorded a few new songs. The momentum is undeniable and it just may snowball into something bigger, whether a wider-scale tour or a full-blown album.

If anything, Hollywood Vampires proved that with Alice, anything is possible.

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Post by pitkin88 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:27 pm

TeresofBlood wrote:So stoked for the UK fans. Here's hoping that this mini-set makes its way to the US next year.

I think I saw someone theorize here that the Two-Headed Alice on the Paranormal cover was to suggest the tale of two Alices - band Alice and solo Alice. The UK tour seems to suggest a similar sentiment. Since the RnR Hall of Fame, the band has done a lot of little things together - appearances, one-off live shows, recorded a few new songs. The momentum is undeniable and it just may snowball into something bigger, whether a wider-scale tour or a full-blown album.

If anything, Hollywood Vampires proved that with Alice, anything is possible.

I think that is stretching it. It's often argued that no one knows the original band amyway so Alice's heads would be talking to themselves.

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Post by suziginajackson » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:33 am

I'd be very surprised if we didn't get a new live DVD featuring this
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Post by Rob » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Si wrote:
Rob wrote:This news is right up there with the gig at the 100 club , any idea when they will do the set regarding the timing of the other 2 support acts ?
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Nothing to do with support acts. The come on after the Guillotine during the main set and remain till the end of the show.
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Post by Voodoo Revolution » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:16 am

suziginajackson wrote:I'd be very surprised if we didn't get a new live DVD featuring this
Agreed. They've recorded UK gig's for DVD before. Here's hoping!

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Post by killer wolf » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:44 pm

now...what's the chances of a VIP experience to meet them all.....??
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Post by Si » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:55 pm

killer wolf wrote:now...what's the chances of a VIP experience to meet them all.....??
I think that could happen if there was demand, but how many would be interested is the question (as Andy makes mention of on another thread)?

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Post by Dragonlady » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:47 pm

Si wrote:
killer wolf wrote:now...what's the chances of a VIP experience to meet them all.....??
I think that could happen if there was demand, but how many would be interested is the question (as Andy makes mention of on another thread)?
Well, I never do M&G's as I prefer to spend my money on actual shows and planes and hotels, but this would be tempting. Mind you I could barely breathe when I met Dennis so all four of them? :bam:

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Post by Si » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:01 pm

Dragonlady wrote:
Si wrote:
killer wolf wrote:now...what's the chances of a VIP experience to meet them all.....??
I think that could happen if there was demand, but how many would be interested is the question (as Andy makes mention of on another thread)?
Well, I never do M&G's as I prefer to spend my money on actual shows and planes and hotels, but this would be tempting. Mind you I could barely breathe when I met Dennis so all four of them? :bam:
It wouldn`t be all four. The band one would be seperate from Alice.

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Post by VinceRaven » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:14 pm

Just watched the piece flagged up on the news page about the restoration of Glen's old SG. Very wishful thinking here, but it would be superb if Ryan Roxie played that very guitar for the original band encore.

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