TIMELINE 18 Raise Your Fist And Yell
Sept 28th '87 Raise Your Fist And Yell released
(Tour set to be 93 shows in North America according to Hammer interview)
Oct 15th '87 Ventura, CA, Ventura Theater (Warm up show)
Oct 22nd '87 Fresno, CA, Wilson Theater
Oct 23rd '87 Oxnard, CA, Civic Auditorium (w/ Faster Pussycat)(Poster exists) [Ticket]
Oct 23rd '87 John Carpenters 'Prince Of Darkness' movie premiere.
Oct 24th '87 San Bernadino, CA, Orange Pavilion (w/ Faster Pussycat) [Ticket][Show preview in San Bernardino County Sun October 21st]
Oct 26th '87 Freedom Single released
Oct 28th '87 Saginaw, MI, Wendler Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet (1st Frehley show on tour), Faster Pussycat)[Local listing][Review in Detroit Free Press October 30th]
Oct 29th '87 Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Stadium (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)[Local listing][Review in the Battle Creek Enquirer October 30th]
Oct 30th '87 Toledo, OH, Toledo Sports Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) [Ticket][Local listing]
Oct 31st '87 Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)[Local listing - announced in July][Preview in Detroit Free Press October 30th]
(Nov 2nd '87 Dayton, OH, Hara Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) - Listed on Ace Frehley site as well as on the 3rd. Did it happen? Haven't found anything to say it did)
Nov 3rd '87 Dayton, OH, Hara Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) [Ticket]
Nov 4th '87 Columbus, OH, Veterans' Memorial Coliseum (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) [Ticket][Local Listing]
Nov 5th '87 Fort Wayne, IN, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)
Nov 6th '87 Indianapolis, IN, Market Square Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) [Ticket][Local listings]
Nov 7th '87 Erie, PA, Civic Center (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)
Nov 8th '87 Binghamton, NY, Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)[Local Listing]
Nov 10th '87 Poughkeepse, NY, Mid Hudson Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)[Ticket][Local listing says "Returns to Civic Center"]
(Nov 11th '87 Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre ((w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) - On some itineraries but apparently this didn't happen)
Nov 12th '87 Buffalo, NY, Memorial Auditorium (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat)[Ticket]
Nov 13th '87 Albany (Troy), NY, (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) RPI Field House (w/ Frehleys Comet, Faster Pussycat) - Ace Frehley apparently quit the tour after this show, it's suggested because they were losing money (although it was announced at shows that Frehley was ill). He was booked and advertised on the tour until November 29th though.
Nov 14th '87 Cleveland, OH, Public Hall (w/ Frehleys Comet (Cancelled), Faster Pussycat) [Ticket] - Different early listings say this is November 4th and 17th
Nov 17th '87 Boston, MA, Boston Gardens (w/ Faster Pussycat)[Peview in Boston Herald November 12th]
Nov 18th '87 New Haven, CT, New Haven Coliseum (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)[Ticket][Show Review in Hartford Courant November 19th]
Nov 19th '87 Portland, ME, Cumberland County Civic Center (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)
Nov 20th '87 Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA, Tower Theatre (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)[Ticket]
Nov 21st '87 Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA, Tower Theatre (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)[Ticket]
(Nov 22nd '87 Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA, Tower Theatre (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)[Local listing for a third night not shown on advert. Later listings go back to two shows so probably a mistake])
Nov 25th '87 Nashville, TN, Municipal Auditorium (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat) - Possibly rescheduled for December 9th as there is a listing in The Tennessean on Dec 8th for a show here on December 9th (w/ Faster Pussycat).
Nov 27th '87 New Orleans. LA, Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)
Nov 28th '87 Shreveport, LA, Hirsch Memorial Auditorium (w/ Frehleys Comet (cancelled), Faster Pussycat)[Ticket][Local listing]
Nov 29th '87 Biloxi, MS, Mississippi Coast Coliseum - Somewhere around here Faster Pussycat appear to have also left the tour. While they are advertised as playing some of the same shows Guns'n'Roses played there appears to be no evidence both opening bands ever played the same show.
Dec 3rd '87 McAllen, TX, Villa Real Convention Center (w/ Guns'n'Roses) [Ticket] (OR Oklahona City, OK?)
Dec 4th '87 Dallas, TX, State Fair Coliseum (w/ Guns'n'Roses)[Ticket]
Dec 7th '87 Edinburg, TX, Edinburg Pan American University Field House (w/ Guns'n'Roses) - Preview in McAllen Monitor has "Funs & Roses" as special guests.
Dec 8th'87 Midland, TX, Chaparral Center (w/ Guns'n'Roses, Faster Pussycat - advertised but probably didn't play) CANCELLED on the day of the show due to low ticket sales (Odessa American December 8th).
(Dec 9th '87 Nashville, TN, Municipal Auditorium (w/ Faster Pussycat - advertised but probably didn't play) - Possibly rescheduled from November 25th but seems unlikely. There is a listing in The Tennessean on Dec 8th for a show here on December 9th (w/ Faster Pussycat). It doesn't give the specific town, just "Municipal Auditorium' under "Nashville Area". Locals would presumably know what they were refering to but this seems the obvious venue. Likely a mistake in the newspaper.)
Dec 11th '87 Cape Girardeau, MO, Show Me Center (w/ Guns'n'Roses) [Ticket][Local Listing][Eye witneses and a couple of photos]
Dec 12th '87 Louisville, KY, Louisville Gardens (w/ Guns'n'Roses, Faster Pussycat - advertised but probably didn't play) [Ticket][Local listings][Review in Louisville Courier-Journal December 19th]
Dec 13th '87 Alice's father, Ether Furnier, passes away in Phoenix, AZ. As such at least one show was posponed while Alice dealt with the loss. The funeral was apparently December 16th.
Dec 13th'87 Musegon, MI, Walker Arena (Postponed until January 26th 1988) -
Were there other shows posponed or cancelled? The December 17th show certainly happened so Alice could only have been away for a few days.The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the St. Pauls show will go ahead after previous shows (plural) in Michigan this week had been cancelled. This would suggest there is at least one more show we have no information on between December 13th and 16th. However the Muncie Evening Press reports on Mr Furnier's death and mentions two dates in Wisconsin were cancelled! So which is it, Michigan or Wisconsin? Well, we have a date in Michigan, so there must be another show in Wisconsin we don't have any info on. It can't be the Madison, WI show being postponed as adverts for that exist before the death. Now... Wikipedia lists GnR on three dates, 13th Dec at Muskegon, MI LC Walker Arena, which we know, then they have December 15th at Marquette, MI Lakeview Arena and December 16th at Duluth Arena, Minnesota. All three are crossed through demoting cancelled. That would all more or less fit with what little we do know.
(Dec 15th '87 Marquette, MI, Lakeview Arena (w/ Guns'n'Roses) - Listed on GnR wikipedia as Cancelled.)
(Dec 16th '87 Duluth, Duluth Arena, MN (w/ Guns'n'Roses) - Listed on GnR wikipedia as Cancelled.)
Dec 17th '87 St. Paul, MN, (Roy) Wilkins Auditorium in St. Pauls Civic Center (w/ Guns'n'Roses) [Ticket] - Adverts says "St Paul Civic Center Forum" and the Wilkins Auditorium seems to be inside that building. The first advert and local listings still list Ace Frehley's Comet and Faster Pussycat.
Dec 18th '87 Chicago, IL, University of Illinois (UIC) Pavilion (w/ Guns'n'Roses)[Ticket][Local listing][Show Preview/Interview in Chicago Tribune December 6th]
Dec 19th '87 Madison WI, Dane County Exposition Center (w/ Guns'n'Roses (last on the G'n'R tour)) [Ticket][Local listing] - Ticket says "Mem. Coliseum" but all adverts state Exposition Center.
Dec 24th '87 Atlanta, GA ?
Dec 27th '87 Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria Memorial Arena [Show preview in the Richmond Review December 27th]
Dec 28th '87 Vancouver, BC, P.N.E. Coliseum (w/ Faster Pussycat (?)) [Ticket][Show preview in the Georgia Straight December 18th]
Dec 30th '87 Portland, OR, Civic Auditorium [Ticket]
Dec 31st '87 Seattle, WA, Seattle Center Coliseum (w/ Motorhead?, Faster Pussycat)
Jan 1st '88 Anchorage, Alaska, Sullivan Arena (w/ Faster Pussycat?) - Eye Witnesses
Jan 3rd '88 Missoula, MT, University of Montana, Adams Field House (w/ Screaming Trees after Motorhead canceled due to visa issues) [Preview in The Missoulian January 1st and review January 5th][Screaming Trees named as replacement in The Missoulian January 8th] Local newspaper The Missoulian prints several letters of complaint about the supposed satanic nature of the show, which of course the writers didn't see!
Jan 5th '88 Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Palace (newspaper article)
Jan 8th '88 Kansas City, KS, Memorial hall (w/ Armoured Saint) [Ticket][Local listings list Motorhead but likely didn't play due to Visa issues]
Jan 9th '88 Lincoln, Nebraska, Pershing Municipal Auditorium (w/ Armoured Saint after Motorhead canceled due to visa issues) [Ticket][Local listings][Preview in Lincoln Journal Star January 7th and review January 10th]
Jan 11th '88 Merrillville, IN, Holiday Star Theatre (w/ Armoured Saint after Motorhead cancel due to visa issues)[Local listing] - Merrillville is close to Chicago, IL and the show was listed in Chicago papers. [Review in the Munster Times January 15th]
Jan 12th '88 Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium (w/ Armoured Saint after Motorhead cancel due to visa issues)[Ticket]
Jan 13th '88 Cincinnati, OH, Gardens (w/ Armoured Saint, Chastain)[Ticket][Local listings]
Jan 14th '88 Lansing, MI, Lansing Civic Center (w/ Motorhead who canceled due to visa issues) CANCELLED - listed in Lansing State Journal December 24th. Show preview on December 31st. Show was cancelled around aweek before due to "scheduling problems" although the Lansing State Journal January 9th mentions less than 1000 tickets had been sold.
Jan 15th '88 Milwaukee,WI, Riverside Theater (w/ Armoured Saint, Steve Grim Band? after Motorhead canceled due to visa issues) moved from Mecca Auditorium [Ticket] . Listings still list MECCA Arena the day before the show.
News reports say Motorhead are due to finally join the tour today but it appears it took a few days longer, but as of two days before they were still being featured in local press as openers.
Jan 16th '88 St. Louis, MO, Kiel Auditorium, (w/ Boyfriend, after Motorhead canceled due to visa issues) There were even letters published in local papers pleading with people not to go to the show. [Ticket][Show preview in St Louis Dispatch January 7th and review on January 18th]
Jan 17th '88 Memphis, TN, Auditorium North Hall at Memphis Convention Center Complex (w/ Motorhead canceled due to visa issues, Tora Tora)[Local listing][Ticket]
Jan 21st '87 Burlington, Vermont, Burlington Memorial Auditorium (w/ Motorhead canceled due to visa issues) [Listing in the Burlington Free Press December 31st and January 14th, show preview/interview on January 21st]
Jan 22nd '88 Providence, RI, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (radio advert)(w/ Motorhead - First Motorhead show of the tour according to Motorhead gig list)
Jan 23rd '88 Worcester, MA, Worcester Memorial Theatre or Auditorium (w/ Motorhead) Worchester accordng to Motorhead gig list. We just had "lakeland" but looking at venues related to Lakeland only brings up Lakeland, FL so that can't be right due to routing.
Jan 24th '88 Rochester, NY, Rochester Auditorium Theatre (w/ Motorhead) [Ticket] [Local listings] [Photo from show in Rochester Democrat and Chronicle January 25th]
Jan 26th '88 Musegon. MI, L.C. Walker Arena (w/ Motorhead)(Rescheduled show due to the cancellation of an early December show due to the Death of Alice's father)[Local listins note tickets for the original show will be valid.
Jan 27th '88 Pittsburgh, Syria Mosque (w/ Motorhead) [Ticket][Local Listing][Show Preview in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette January 26th with a review on the 28th, and a review in the Pittsburgh Press on January 28th]
(Jan 29th '88 Greensboro, NC, Memorial Auditorium? (w/ Motorhead) - No mention of this in local listings (although they list Kiss on Feb 3rd). Greenboro is less than 90 minutes from Charlotte, NC which we have a date for the following day. Would they really do two shows so close? All we had was the town name from somewhere. The venue is a guess basd on where other bands played in the town (there's also a greensboro Coliseum). With no local listings and nothing else to go on I would guess this didn't happen unless some proof turns up.)
Jan 30th '88 Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Coliseum (w/ Motorhead)[Local listings] - Recording exists.
Feb 3rd '88 St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Memorial Stadium (w/ Motorhead)[Ticket](Poster exists)(w/ Motorhead) Recordings of both bands exist.
“On a pleasant note, it took some effort to get to some of those venues. I remember going up to a gig in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We had to load all our stuff on a ferry and it was f...ing freezing, so cold that it bit straight through you, and there were icebergs in the water. In the middle of the night, we came out of the cabin to get something out of the bus and I slid all the way across the deck to the railing and nearly went over into the f...ing sea. The story of the Titanic has fascinated me for years (well before the film and all the fuss) and the whole time I was thinking,’This is what it was like when the Titanic went down!’ ’cause we were at the same latitude. In fact, our next date was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is where they brought all the bodies.”
– Lemmy Kilmister, White Line Fever (2002, Simon & Schuster Publishing)
Feb 6th '88 Halifax, NS, Canada, Metro Centre (w/ Motorhead) [Ticket](Poster) - Recording exists
Feb 8th '88 Moncton, NB, Canada, Moncton Coliseum (w/ Motorhead) (Poster)
Feb 9th '88 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Colisee de Quebec (w/ Motorhead) - Recording exists
Feb 10th '88 Montreal, Quebec, Montreal Forum (w/ Motorhead and Faster Pussycat) [Ticket][Local listing]
Feb 12th '88 Toronto, Ontario, Maple Leaf Gardens (w/ Motorhead) - Recording exists
Feb 13th '88 London, Ontario, London Gardens (w/ Motorhead) (poster) [Ticket]
Feb 14th '88 Ottawa, Canada, Ottawa Civic Centre (w/ Motorhead)
Feb 16th '88 Thunder Bay, Canada, ?? (w/ Motorhead)
Feb 17th '88 Winnipeg, Canada, Winnipeg Arena (w/ Motorhead) (poster) [Review in the Red River Community College Student Newspaper Febuary 22nd].
Feb 18th '88 Regina, Canada, Regina Agridome (w/ Motorhead) (poster)
Feb 20th '88 Edmonton, Canada, Northlands Coliseum (w/ Motorhead) (Poster)
Feb 21st '88 Oakland, CA, Civic Auditorium (w/ Motorhead)
Feb 23rd '88 Stockton, CA, Spanos Center (w/ Motorhead)[Ticket]
Feb 24th '88 San Diego, CA, Sports Arena (w/ Motorhead) [Ticket][Local Listing][Show preview in LA Times February 24th]
Feb 25th '88 Las Vegas, NV, Thomas and Mack Center (w/ Motorhead) [Ticket]
Feb 26th '88 Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Arena (w/ Motorhead, Faster Pussycat)(with GNR guesting for UMW) [Ticket]
>Axl Rose, Slash and Izzy Stradlin joined Alice for 'Under My Wheels' on the '88 tour at Long Beach, CA Arena. They also recorded it for the soundtrack to 'The Decline Of Western Civilization' soundtrack.
Feb 27th '88 Chandler (Phoenix), AZ, Compton Terrace, Firebird Lake (w/ Motorhead, Faster Pussycat) [Ticket][Local Listings][Preview in Arizona Repulblic Febuary 26th]
Alice, jokingly, suggests in an interview that he would be willing to run for Arizona Governorship. The story is repeated in newspapers nationwide, not always acurately with some wording the report to suggest he was serious:
"Rock Singer Alice Cooper returned to his home town for a weekend concert and mentioned that he also will be running for Governor - On the Wild Party ticket.
More than 80 people already have entered the special May 17 election promped by the recall petition campaign against impeached Gov. Evan Mecham. Cooper, who says he bought his first automobile from Mecham's Pontiac dealership in nearby Glendale, said he will join the throng seeking to unseat the conservative Republican.
"I'm definitely a write-in candidate," Cooper said Wednesday. "Hey, I'm a native, I'm a registered voter. I represent the Wild Party and I even have a campaign slogan: "Alice Cooper - A troubled man for a troubled time."
Feb 29th '88 Denver, CO, (w/ Motorhead) So far I've found no details about this one. A few sources mention the Phoenix show as being the end of the tour so did it even happen?
Feb '88 Alice leaves MCA records
Last week of March '88 Alice is in the Netherlands on a promo trip.
1988 Raise Your Fist And Yell European Tour
April 1st '88 Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Playhouse (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
April 2nd '88 Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Playhouse (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 4th '88 Sheffield, England, City Hall (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
April 5th '88 Birmingham, England, National Exhibition Center (N.E.C.) (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
April 6th '88 The Daily Mirror reports attempts to Ban Alice from the UK
An outraged MP last night called for the a ban on shock rock star Alice Cooper after his first British gig at which young fans fainted, threw up and were splattered with buckets of blood.
Outspoken Sheffield politician David Blunkett stormed: "I'm horrified by his behavior - it goes beyond the bounds of entertainment".
He added: "Its an indication of the sick society we're moving into and something drastic should be done to protect young people from paying for this sort of obscenity".
During the show there is a hanging sequence, a baby is torn apart, a mother sliced down the middle, and a beautiful girl has her throat cut.
At the climax of the one-and-a-half hour performance young fans in the front rows are soaked by gallons of theatrical blood.
But 40 year old Alice is unrepentant "Its nightmare In Elm Street put to music!" he said "Its a rollercoaster ride - a fast cheap thrill".
White Hot Club photographer Joe Bangay, who saw the opening night says: "I saw kids faint. Alice has gone too far".
While all this is going on, Alice and Sheryl go to the theatre to see 'Phantom Of The Opera'
April 7th '88 London, England, Wembley Arena (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
Kerrang: "Alice Cooper had a bad experience on the last night of his Wembley dates when the safety device failed on the gallows which Alice uses to perform on stage. A shaken and shocked Alice had to be cut free from the noose which had tightened around his neck and he suffered severe bruising on his neck as a result of the accident. Needless to say the man is such a professional that he continued with the full show despite his injury. "
April 8th '88 Newcastle, England, City Hall (w/ Chrome Molly)
(Steve Olley, January 2009)
April 9th '88 Newcastle, England, City Hall (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 10th '88 Manchester, England, Apollo Theater (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
April 11th '88 Manchester, England, Apollo Theater (w/ Chrome Molly) After this show someone stole Alice's Leather stage vest. He wore the Nightmare Returns vest for the rest of the tour. [Ticket]
April 12th '88 Manchester, England, Apollo Theater (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 15th '88 Copenhagen, Denmark, K. B. Halle [Ticket](w/ Chrome Molly)
April 16th '88 Stockholm, Sweden, Johanneshovs Isstadion (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
April 18th '88 Osnabruck, Germany, Stadthalle (Show Censored) (w/ Chrome Molly)
The German-Bavarian government did manage to have one of Alice's shows modified in 1988 due to reports from the UK of extreme violence.
Kerrang: Alice Cooper's recent tour of Germany was hit by censorship and protest about the content of his stage show. Following reports in the English tabloid press about girls fainting in horror at Alice's antics, he was forced to drop sections of the show that involved spearing baby dolls on his sword, axing a female mannequin, disemboweling a pregnant woman and splattering fake blood.
Alice commented: "The most important thing was to play a show, even a censored one, for fans who've waited so long for me to return to Germany. I'm sorry that they didn't get to see the entire show, but they seemed to enjoy each night just as much as if we hadn't changed a thing."
Elsewhere in Europe, the full show was performed without incident, and the irony seems to be that the storm created in England that led to the ban was begun by a blind member of parliament!
Safely outside Germany, Cooper's parting shot was: "It's hard for an American to imagine anything as too violent for Germany".
April 20th '88 Boblingen, West Germany, Sporthalle (Show Censored) (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 21st '88 Furth, West Germany, Stadthalle (Show Censored) (w/ Chrome Molly)[Ticket]
April 22nd '88 Essen, Germany, Grugahalle (Full Uncensored show) (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 23rd '88 Paris, France, Le Zenith (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
April 24th '88 Ludwigshafen, West Germany, Friedrich Ebert halle (Show Censored) (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 25th '88 Munich, Germany, Rudi Sedlmeyer Halle (w/ Chrome Molly) (Show Censored and no under 18's allowed resulting in kids being turned away at the door)
April 26th '88 Offenbach, Germany, Stadhalle (w/ Chrome Molly) (Show Censored - the city council threatened to cut off the power supply to the Stadthalle if Alice tried to perform the full show.)
April 27th '88 Winterthur, Switzerland, Eullachalle (w/ Chrome Molly)
April 28th '88 Vienna, Austria, Kurhalle Oberlaa (no support)
April 30th '88 Rome, Italy, Teatro Tenda Strisce (w/ Chrome Molly)
May 2nd '88 Florence, Italy, Palazzo Della Sport (Canceled despite attempts to change the venue to Discotheque Tenax)
May 3rd '88 Milan, Italy, Palatrussardi (w/ Chrome Molly)
May 5th '88 Arnhem, The Netherlands, Rijnhal (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
May 6th '88 Brussels, Belgium, Forest National (w/ Chrome Molly) [Ticket]
July '88 Decline Of Western Civilization Part II released
August '88 Kane Roberts announces he's leaving Alice to concentrate on his solo career.
Nov '88 Iron Eagle II released featuring 'I Got A Line On You',
Dec '88 Alice is in Woodstock, New York with Desmond Child writing new material