Timeline 30 - Psychodrama 2008/Along Came A Spider
Guitars, Vocals - Keri Kelli
Guitars, vocals - Jason Hook
Bass - Chuck Garric
Drums - Eric Singer
Actress - Calico Cooper
July 6th 2008 Kavarna, Bulgaria, Kaliakra Rock Festival at Kaliakra Stadium
July 7th 2008 Still in Bulgaria Alice played golf at the 'Black Sea Rama' course with the Chairman of the Bulgarian Golf
Association and the boss of the golf course
July 9th 2008 Pratelln, Switzerland, Z7
July 10th 2008 Bad Arolsen, Germany, Magic Circle Festival
July 11th 2008 Kvinesdal, Norway, Norway Rock Festival
July 13th 2008 Osnabruck, Germany, Halle Gartlage
July 16th 2008 Soenderborg, Denmark, Moelleparken
July 18th 2008 Omskoldsvik, Sweden, Sweedbank Arena
July 19th 2008 Kilafors, Sweden, Rock Weekend
July 21st 2008 Kaliningrad,
Baltiskij Stadium (w/ Superhuman)
July 23rd 2008 Alice Appears on BBC1's show "The One Show" and does other press in the UK including BBC6 "The George Lamb Show". Inthe evening he is at the Borderline in London anouncing the Clssic Rock Awards for 2008.
July 24th 2008 London, England, British Motor Show Music Festival at Excel Centre, Docklands - Alice Appears on ITV's "Loose Women" and "The Steve Wright Show" on Radio 2.
July 25th 2008 Southampton, England,
Guildhall - 'Along Came A Spider' Released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Southampton Police seek a man involved in a fight during the show. The man apparently removed his shirt and FAKE LEG before attacking another person!!
July 28th 2008 'Along Came A Spider' Released in UK and rest of Europe
July 29th 2008 'Along Came A Spider' released in USA - Alice films three 2 minute video clips at Linda Vista Hospital, an abandoned facility in East L.A, when the area is hit by a earthquake.
July 31st 2008 Redmond, OR, Deschutes County Fair - Alice falls on stage and breaks a rib. Dispite doctors warnings he pledges to continue the tour.
August 1st 2008 Kalisell, MT, Raceway Park
August 2nd 2008 Great Falls, MT, State Fair
August 3rd 2008 Stugis, SD, Buffalo Chip
August 5th 2008 Bismark, ND, Civic Center Arena (W/ Tat)
August 7th 2008 St. Louis, MO, The Pageant (W/ Tat)
August 8th 2008 Milwaukee, WI,
The Riverside (W/ Tat)
August 9th 2008 Sparta, Fort McCoy, WI, Constitution Park
August 10th 2008 Souix City, IA, Orpheum Theater (W/ Tat)
August 12th 2008 Casper, WY, Events Center (W/ Tat)
August 13th 2008 Idaho Falls, ID, Sandy Downs (W/ Tat)
August 15th 2008 Imperial, NB, Chase County Fair
August 16th 2008 Council Bluffs, IA, Harrah's Stir Cover - During the day Alice appears at the annual Spirit of Courage Celebrity Golf Tournament at Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs [Ticket]
August 17th 2008 Tower, MN,
Fortune Bay Resort Casino
August 19th 2008 Hammond, IN, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
August 21st 2008 Bloomington, IL, U.S. Cellular Coliseum
August 22nd 2008 Indianapolis,IN, White River State Park
August 23rd 2008 Florence, IN, Belterra Resort & Casino
August 24th 2008 Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
August 26th 2008 Lakewood, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (w/ Cinder Road)
August 27th 2008 Detroit, MI, State Fair
August 28th 2008 Oshkosh, WI, Waterfest Concert Series (w/ Northern Room, Kilroy)
August 29th 2008 Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theater
August 31th 2008 Houston, TX, Rock the Bayou Festival (w/ Queensrÿche, Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Yngwie Malmsteen, Warrant, Ratt, Firehouse)
September 1st 2008 Miami, OK, Buffalo Run Casino
September 4th 2008 Las Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theater - CANCELLED
September 5th 2008 Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Hotel & Casino
September 6th 2008 Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Hotel & Casino
September 7th 2008 Las Vegas, NV, Orleans Hotel & Casino
September 12th 2008 Hutchinson, KS, State Fair
September 17th 2008 In Store appearance at Scrape Records in Vancouver from 5.30 - 7pm.
September 18th 2008 Vancouver, BC, Canada, The Centre for Performing Arts [Ticket] (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 19th 2008 Vancouver, BC, Canada, The Centre for Performing Arts [Ticket] (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 20th 2008 Vernon, BC, Canada, Multiplex [Ticket] (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 21st 2008 Kamloops, BC, Canada, Interior Savings Center [Ticket] (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 23rd 2008 Prince George, BC, Canada, Canada Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 24th 2008 Grand Prairie, AB, Canada, Crystal Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 26th 2008 Red Deer, AB, Canada, Centrium Arena (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 27th 2008 Edmonton, AB, Canada, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 28th 2008 Lethbridge, AB, Canada, Enmax Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
September 29th 2008 Calgary, AB, Canada, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 1st 2008 Regina, SK, Canada, Conexus Arts Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 2nd 2008 Saskatoon, SK, Canada, TCU Place (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 4th 2008 Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Auditorium (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 6th 2008 Hamilton, ON, Canada, Hamilton Place (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 7th 2008 Barrie, ON, Canada, Molson Centre [Ticket] (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 8th 2008 Oshawa, ON, Canada, General Motors Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 10th 2008 London, ON, Canada, Centennial Hall (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 11th 2008 Ottawa, ON, Canada, Civic Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 14th 2008 Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre In The Square (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 15th 2008 Montreal, QC, Canada. St Denis Theatre (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 17th 2008 Halifax, NS, Canada, Metro Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 18th 2008 Saint John, NB, Canada, Harbour Station (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 19th 2008 Moncton, NB, Canada, Coliseum (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 21st 2008 St John's, NF, Canada, Mile One Stadium (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 22nd 2008 Cornerbrook, NF, Canada, Pepsi Centre (w/ Econoline Crush)
October 25th 2008 Boston, MA, Orpheum
October 26th 2008 Schenectady, New York, Proctor's Theater
October 28th 2008 Verona, NY, Turning Stone
October 30th 2008 Inglewood, New Jersey, Bergen Performing Arts Center (w/ ZO2)
October 31st 2008 Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand @ Foxwoods
November 18th 2008 Hamburg, Germany, Sporthalle (w/ Whitesnake, Fatro)
November 20th 2008 Hannover, Germany, AWD Hall (w/ Whitesnake, Fatro)
November 21st 2008 Essen, Germany, Grugahalle (w/ Whitesnake, Five and the Red One)
November 22nd 2008 (w/ Whitesnake) - Bayreuth, Germany, Oberfrabkenhalle (w/ Whitesnake, Fatro) Changed from Nurnberg Arena, Germany
November 25th 2008 Erfurt, Germany, Messehalle (w/ Whitesnake, Fatro)
November 26th 2008 Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle (w/ Whitesnake, Five and the Red One)
November 28th 2008 Frankfurt, Germany, Jahrunderthalle (w/ Whitesnake, Fatro)
November 29th 2008 Stuttgart, Germany, Porsche Arena (w/ Whitesnake, Fatro)
December 1st 2008 Berlin, Germany, Max Schmeling Halle (w/ Whitesnake, Five and the Red One)
December 2nd 2008 Brno, Czech Republic, Rondo (w/ Helpness)
December 4th 2008 Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade Arena - Canceled
December 13th 2008 Dodge Theater. Phoenix, AZ - Alice Coopers Christmas Pudding - Alice and the band perform a short set as well as performing 'Riders Of The Storm' and 'Roadhouse Blues' with Robbie Krieger of the Doors.
January 9th 2009 Alice and Dash Cooper appeared together at a star-studded event to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which took place at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
January 17th 2009 Anaheim Covention Center, Anaheim, CA - Alice preforms a shortened set at the anual NAMM music convention.
January 20th 2009 Alice is at the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament
January 27th 2009 Alice is at the FDR golf tournament
March 8th 2009 Alice attends the John Vervados/Converse "Bring Your Heart to Our House" Stuart House Benefit in Los Angeles
March 13th-15th 2009 Alice appears at the Monstermania horror convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith also appear and Michael plays a short set.
April 26th 2009 Alice performed at the '2nd Annual Rock & Roll Supergroup Benefit Concert' at the Berklee Performance Centre in Boston, MA. He replaces a previously announced Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) who couldn't make it. The show also featured Chad Smith (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Ace Frehley, Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis (Alice / Guns 'n Roses), Barry Goudreau (formerly of Boston), Ricky Byrd (formerly of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), Damon Johnson (Alice etc), James Montgomery, and many others. Alice came on right after Ace and played 18, No More Mr Nice Guy, Under My Wheels, Be My Lover, a Rolling Stones cover, and Schools Out. Then for the encore Ace came back out and they played Rock 'n' Roll All Night together sharing vocals.
April 27th 2009 Alice attendes the premier of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" in Tempe, AZ at Harkin's Theaters Tempe Marketplace
May 2nd 2009 Alice performs a short set at the 'Alice Cooper's School's Out ROCK OUT' in Phoenix in aid of 'The Rock' teen center. He is backed by local band 'Halo Of Flies' and performs 'Luney Tune' live for the first time ever.
May 3rd 2009 Alice was presented with a "Lifetime Achievement" award at horror convention, Texas Frightmare Weekend
May 9th 2009 Solid Rock School's Out Festival, Phoenix, AZ - Alice plays with Phoenix band 'Halo Of Flies' at a chartiy event for 'The Rock' in Phoenix.
May 13th 2009 Alice appears to a crowd of 63,000, including 9,000 Arizona State University graduates, at the ASU commencement ceremony at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix. Alice performed "School's Out", backed by Runaway Phoenix. Also appearing on the program is President Barack Obama who delivered ASU's 2009 commencement address.
May 16th 2009 Azkena Rock Festival, Recinto Mendizabala, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain - Complete show transmitted live on Spanish radio.
June 11th 2009 Alice attends the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity 'Shooting Stars In Desert Nights' benefit at London's Hurlingham Club and also plays at their golf tournament at the London Golf Club, Stansted Lane, Ash, Nr Brands Hatch. While in London he does various press including the Jonathon Ross radio show, XFM Rock Show, Planet Rock Nicky Horne show, "This Morning" (ITV) and Five News.
When he arrives at Heathrow airport his bag of over 300 movies supposedly goes missing, and a call goes out for its return. It shows up a few hours later.
June 12th 2009 Brian "Renfield" Nelson, Alice's personal assistant for the last 28 years passes away in Los Angeles. We miss you Brian.
June 14th 2009 St Petersburg, Russia, SCC Arena (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come)
June 16th 2009 Rostov (Don), Russia, Sport Palace (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come)
June 18th 2009 Jekaterinburg, Russia, Sports Palace (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come)
June 20th 2009 Novosibirsk, Russia, Spartak Stadium (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come) - Canceled after the stage collapses during setup.
June 21st 2009 Khabarovsk, Russia, Platinum Arena (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come)
June 23rd 2009 Alice and the band are invited to the US embassy in Vladivostok by the Consol General.
June 24th 2009 Vladivostok, Russia, Avangard Stadium (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come)
June 26th 2009 Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Central Stadium (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come)
June 28th 2009 Moscow, Russia, SK Olimpysky (w/ Scorpions, The Rasmus, Kingdom Come) - Alice and the band get up on stage with Scorpions, dancing dressed in drag, for the Scorpions song 'Tease Me, Please Me'.
June 30th 2009 Minsk, Belerus, Devorets Sporta
July 2nd 2009 Kiev, Ukraine, Palace Sport - CANCELED
July 4th 2009 Skaanevik, Norway, Skaanevik Blues Festival
July 8th 2009 Montreux, Switzerland, Montreux Jazz Festival (w/ Shakra, Die Ärzte)
July 10th 2009 Zottegem, Belgium, Rock Zottegem
July 12th 2009 Limassol, Cyprus, Palais De Sports
16th July 2009 Alice apparently make an appearance at a Glendale college event taking place in the Renaissance Glendale Convention Center
Alice Cooper's Theatre Of Death
30th July 2009 Horseshoe Showroom, Elizabeth, IN - Dress Rehearsal by Invitation only. The band had been in town for the previous week rehearsing the new show. Calico takes part in rehearsals, but then has other commitments until the Australian shows. She is replaced by Tiffany from the Genetorturers.
31st July 2009 Horseshoe Southern Indiana Outdoor Arena, Elizabeth, IN
1st August 2009 Columbus State Fair, Columbus, OH (w/ Blue Oyster Cult)
2nd August 2009 Centennial Terrace, Toledo, OH
4th August 2009 Clearfield County Fair, Clearfield, PA
6th August 2009 Wisconsin Valley Fair, Wausau, WI
7th August 2009 Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, MO
8th August 2009 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, IA
9th August 2009 Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
10th August 2009 Alice plays at the ninth annual Wendy's Charity Classic LPGA Legends Tour pro-am at the Country Club
11th August 2009 Jackson Co. Fairgrounds, Jackson, MI
13th August 2009 Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, SD
18th August 2009 WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
19th August 2009 Convention and Entertainment Centre, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia - CANCELED
21st August 2009 Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW, Australia - New Sony TV Advert featuring Alice launches in the UK
22nd August 2009 Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
24th August 2009 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Darling HArbour, Sydney, NWS, Australia
26th August 2009 Royal Theatre Canberra (NCC), Canberra, ACT, Australia
27th August 2009 Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Alice appeared at the 'Aria Hall Of Fame' event in Melbourne
28th August 2009 Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
29th August 2009 Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA, Australia [Ticket]
1st September 2009 Challenge Stadium, Perth, WA, Australia
4th September 2009 ASB Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
USA Phase II
10th September 2009 Alice appears at the launch of the Dine4AZ campaign at Cooperstown.
11th September 2009 Alice appears on the Paul and Young Ron Breakfast radio show.
12th September 2009 Alice films 10 commercial spots for Germany company Saturn with director Ron Voltz. The filming is expected to last until the 16th.
17th September 2009 York Fair - Toyota Grandstand of Stars, York, PA
18th September 2009 Warner Theatre, Erie, PA
19th September 2009 Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
21st September 2009 Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY
22nd September 2009 Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple - Weinberg Theatre, Scranton, PA (w/ 5th Avenue Vampires featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet)
23rd September 2009 Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ (w/ 5th Avenue Vampires featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet)
25th September 2009 House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ (w/ 5th Avenue Vampires featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet)
26th September 2009 MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
27th September 2009 Warner Theatre, Torrington, CT (w/ Blue Coupe featuring Dennis Dunaway)
29th September 2009 The National, Richmond, VA (w/ 5th Avenue Vampires featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet)
30th September 2009 Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC (w/ 5th Avenue Vampires featuring Dennis Dunaway and Richie Scarlet) - Dennis Dunaway Guests with Alice on 'School's Out' [Ticket]
29th September 2009 The National, Richmond, VA
2nd October 2009 Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL (w/ Lillian Axe)
3rd October 2009 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL (w/ Lillian Axe)
4th October 2009 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Meyers, FL (w/ Lillian Axe)
5th October 2009 Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, FL
7th October 2009 Montgomery, AL, Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
9th October 2009 Marksville, LA Paragon Casino Resort
10th October 2009 Beau Rivage Theatre, Biloxi, MS
11th October 2009 Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX (w/ Lillian Axe) [Ticket]
12th October 2009 Dallas, TX, Palladium Ballroom (w/ Lillian Axe)
16th October 2009 Lake Tahoe, NV, Harrah's South Shore Room
17th October 2009 Peppermill Concert Hall, West Wendover, NV
19th October 2009 Civic Auditorium, Indio Falls, ID
21st October 2009 The Warfieldm San Francisco, CA
23rd October 2009 Showroom at Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
24th October 2009 Showroom at Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
25th October 2009 Showroom at Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
27th October 2009 William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, CA
28th October 2009 Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Ace Frehley)
30th October 2009 Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort
31st October 2009 - Valley Center, CA, Harrah's Rincon Casino Open Sky Theater
18th November 2009 Kocise, Slovakia, Cassosport Hall
19th November 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia, Pasiersky Sports Hall
20th November 2009 Plzen, Czech Republic, CEZ Arena
24th November 2009 Manchester Apollo, Manchester, UK (w/ Man Raze)
25th November 2009 Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK (w/ Man Raze)
27th November 2009 Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, UK (w/ Man Raze)
28th November 2009 Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK (w/ Man Raze)
29th November 2009 Swindon Oasis, Swindon, UK (w/ Man Raze)
1st December 2009 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK (w/ Man Raze)
2nd December 2009 Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK (w/ Man Raze)
4th December 2009 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK (w/ Man Raze) - Phil Collen of Man Raze/Def Leppard guests on 'School's Out'.
5th December 2009 Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK (w/ Man Raze)
6th December 2009 Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK (w/ Man Raze)
8th December 2009 Rodahal, Kerkade, Netherlands
9th December 2009 Sport and Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany
11th December 2009 Tampere Arena. Tampere, Finland - CANCELED - Show moved to Barona Arena, Espoo, Finland due to religious objections! Fans living in Tampare are offed discounted tickets due to the distance between the two venues. (w/ Sebastian Bach) Michael Munroe of Hanoi Rocks joins Alice for the encore.
From the official press release:
"While critics and fans, clearly, have no problem with Alice’s over-the-top spectacle, a venue operator in Tampere, Finland has put the kibosh on Alice’s scheduled performance at Tampere Arena originally set for December 11. After a legal contract was consummated with Kalle Keskinen of Speed Promotion, a local concert promoter, Alice’s management were informed that the organization that owns and operates the facility, which typically hosts hockey games, is based on “Christian values” and will not permit performances which may be construed as insulting to Christianity, spelled out as follows: “Performances including representation of false gods, demons, evilness and forces of darkness and all these kind of symbols, words or markings are highly prohibited. These rules are valid also in all of the advertisement and material related to the concert. Breaking this rule causes immediate cancellation of the contract, and a 100,000 € penalty fee.”
Harri Wiherkoski, managing director of Tampere Areena Oy (Tampere Arena Limited) noted, "Artists who express suspicious values from Christianity's point of view cannot be allowed to perform at the venue." He told a Finnish reporter "We don't arrange concerts where Satanism or non-god-worshipping occurs."
Cooper’s management and the concert’s promoters have been forced to relocate the show to Barona Arena in Espoo, a western suburb of Helsinki, 110 miles south of Tampere. Residents of Tampere will be offered a discount on tickets in recognition of the great distance they must travel to catch the show. Management for Alice issued the following statement:
“We hope fans from Tampere denied access to these ‘suspicious values’ can come to Helsinki and make their own judgment. What’s really ‘suspicious’ to us is the act of judging something that one has never seen, heard or, otherwise, experienced. There’s nothing like an open mind and, clearly, Mr. Wiherkoski has nothing like one.”
When he was asked to comment on the Tampere imbroglio, Alice Cooper turned the other cheek."
12th December 2009 Club Teatria, Oulu, Finland
14th December 2009 Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden (w/ Roxie 77, Electric Boys) Ryan Roxie joins Alice for the encore
15th December 2009 Bombardier Arena, Västerås, Sweden (w/ Roxie 77, Electric Boys)
18th December 2009 Annual Alice Cooper Xmas Pudding show at Dodge Theatre, Phoenix - Oringinally scheduled for the 19th
January 9th 2010 Alice is in Nevada for the 10th Canon U.S.A. Inc. and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children golf event at Bellagio.
January 25th 2010 Alice is at the Bob Hope Classic golf Tournament
January 2010 Recordings made in Nashville for the forthcoming "Alice Plays Alice" digital only EP which is eventually released through AC.com and iTunes later in the year.
February 1st 2010 Alice and Sheryl appear at the Grammys in LA presenting the award for the best hard rock album with Katy Perry. They also attended the preshow party hosted by Clive Davis.
February 18th 2010 Alice is in New York attending the launch of Guvera, a new free download service supported by advertising, which launches in the U.S. on March 30th
February 24th 2010 Alice appears at the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale, AZ. Alice won a "closest shot" competition and netted $40,000 for his chosen charity (presumably 'The Solid Rock Foundation')
March 21st 2010 Alice was in Cooperstown to film an episode of 'Man vs Food'
April 1st 2010 Alice appears on the CBS 'The Early Show' from Phoenix
April 8th 2010 Alice and Calico appear at the Golden Gods' awards show in Los Angeles and presented an award with Rob Zombie.
April 16th-18th 2010 Alice appears at the Chiller Theatre Expo again this hear signing stuff. Neal Smith, Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway (with 5th Avenue Vampires where they launch their new album) also appear at the convention which reunites the surviving original band members once again.
April 23rd 2010 Alice appears on Canadas CBC radio on Friday during the show 'Q'.
The Gruesome Twosome Tour - Co-Headline Tour with Rob Zombie.
Alice performs first at all shows, but both acts set times are approximately the same (75 mins).
April 26th 2010 Winnipeg, MB, Canada, MTS Center(w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
April 27th 2010 Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Credit Union Centre (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
April 28th 2010 Edmonton AB, Canada, Rexall Place(w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
April 29th 2010 Calgary AB, Canada, Stampede Corral (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 1st 2010 Vancouver BC, Canada, Pacific Coliseum (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 2nd 2010 Kennewick WA, USA, Toyota Center, (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 4th 2010 Billings, MT, USA Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 5th 2010 Casper WY, USA, Casper Events Center (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 7th 2010 Springfield, MO, USA, Shrine Mosque Auditorium (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 8th 2010 Kansas City, MO, USA, Ameristar Casino Star Pavilion (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 9th 2010 Wichita, KS, USA Hartman Arena (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 11th 2010 Rochester, MN, USA Mayo Civic Center Arena (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 12th 2010 Duluth, MN, USA DECC Arena (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 14th 2010 Council Bluffs, IA, USA KIWR Radio Event (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 15th 2010 Kearney, NE, USA Viaero Events Center (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 16th 2010 Indianola, Iowa KAZR Radio Event (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls) - The band insert a bit of Black Sabbath's 'Heaven And Hell' into 'Under My Wheels' in memory of the legendary Sabbath/Rainbow/Dio singer Ronnie James Dio who passed away that morning.
May 17th 2010 Alice is announced as appearing at the 'Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County' golf tournement at the Delaware Country Club, Muncie
May 18th 2010 Knoxville, TN, Knoxville Civic Coliseum (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 19th 2010 Charlotte, NC, Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 21st 2010 Toronto, ONT, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls) - Alice joins Rob Zombie on stage at the end of Zombie's set to perform 'School's Out'. A video can be found on the deluxe reissue of Zombie's 'Hellbilly Deluxe II'.
May 22nd 2010 Lewiston, NY, Artpark (w/ Rob Zombie, Murderdolls)
May 24th 2010 It is announced that Alice Cooper has joined into a joint venture with Bob Ezrin's Bigger Picture Group who will from now on contribute to strategy, staging, special products, theatrical projects as well as the production, promotion and distribution of future Alice Cooper releases. That's basically everything then!
May 25th 2010 'Alice Does Alice' digital EP released via AC.com and iTunes.
May 26th 2010 Alice and Keri Kelli appear on the final of US show 'American Idol' to perform 'School's Out' with the contestants. Female guitarist Orianthi also appears.
May 27th 2010 Alice Cooper features on 'Good Morning America' on ABC-TV in the USA. This is a feature about a Pastor who's dream of a chance to appear on stage with Alice was fulfilled last week in Charlotte, NC.
Theater Of Death Tour 2010
June 16th 2010 Alice appears on 'That Metal Show' on VH- Classic in the USA
June 19th 2010 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 20th 2010 Alice appears onstage with Slash at the latters solo show at the Bataclan in Paris. 'School's Out' is the song.
June 21st 2010 Bonn, Germany Museumplatz
June 22nd 2010 Signing session at the Saturn Electronics store (who Alice has been doing adverts for) in Downtown Hamburg, Germany.
June 23rd 2010 Randers, Denmark Elro Arena (moved from Justesens Plæne)
June 25th 2010 Hamar, Norway Hamar Music Festival
June 26th 2010 Steinkjer, Norway Steinkjerfestivalen
July 9th 2010 Harris, MI Island Resort & Casino
July 10th 2010 Harris, MI Island Resort & Casino
July 11th 2010 Harris, MI Island Resort & Casino
July 13th 2010 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
July 14th 2010 Oshkosh, WI Waterfest
July 16th 2010 Lancing, MI Common Ground Music Festival
July 17th 2010 Bay City, MI Tall Ships Festival
July 18th 2010 Kettering, Dayton OH Fraze Pavilion
July 20th 2010 Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
July 21st 2010 The Alice Cooper touring band (Chuck, Keri, Damon, Jimmy and Tiffany) took over the 'Nights With Alice Cooper' radio show for the night.
July 22nd 2010 Belleville, ONT, Canada Empire Square Live - Rockfest
July 23rd 2010 London, ONT, Canada Rock the Park 7
July 24th 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Heavy MTL Festival
July 25th 2010 Schenectady, NY
July 25th 2010 Alice records various UK appearances around now including 'Chatty Man', 'The One Show', 'The Steve Wright Show' and the 'Rob Brydon Christmas Special'.
July 28th 2010 Alice appears on the 'Nicky Horne Show' on Planet Rock and on BBC 6Music
July 30th 2010 Knebworth, UK Sonisphere Festival [Ticket]
July 31st 2010 The official announcement that Alice will play two special Halloween shows at the London Roundhouse on October 31st and November 1st. A video competition is launched through AC.com looking for 'Sideshow and Freak acts' to appear during the show, which will be hosted by the Jim Rose Side Show.
August 1st 2010 Lokerse, Belgium Lokerse Feesten
August 5th 2010 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air
August 7th 2010 Stora Skuggan, Sweden, Sonisphere Festival
August 8th 2010 Kirjurinluoto, Finland Sonisphere Festival - The festival is severaly disrupted by a freak thunderstorm that destroys many bands equipment and cause lots of acts to cancel. Alice Cooper performs a shortened set with gear borrowed from Slayer.
Sonisphere Finland Hit By Storm Causing Extensive Damage, But The Show Must Go On
We all survived Sonisphere Finland. An amazing experience for all of us who were there -- bands, crews, and fans alike.
At around 3:45 PM, during the set change on the main stage after Slayer and before Alice, with Alice's crew setting up the gear, and Maiden's crew beginning to set up THEIR gear behind Alice, a tornado-like "weather event" hit the festival site, with the two stages right in the bullseye.
At the second stage, Iggy & The Stooges were about to go on, and Motley's crew were setting up their gear to follow the Stooges.
Both stages got hit hard, with the second stage rendered useless when part of the ground support (which holds up the lighting, sound and roof) collapsed. On the main stage, the huge Sonisphere backdrop was ripped off the back of the stage, and crashed down onto Alice's equipment truck.
Thankfully, nobody on either stage was seriously injured, though there were a lot of cuts, scrapes, abrasions, headaches, and frayed nerves.
What had been a warm sunny but muggy day turned ugly within minutes, as the storm rolled in with high winds, dark clouds, and violently intense rain and, suddenly, hail, as the wind swirled, the trees swayed, and it became dark as night.
Everyone was yelling to get off the stages NOW, forget trying to save the gear, run for safety.
Within minutes, the skies cleared and everyone raced back onto the stages to make sure everyone was OK, and to begin checking gear. Luckily, no band members or crew were seriously hurt, some crew suffering scrapes, cuts, bruises, abrasions and a lot of frayed nerves.
Unfortunately as many as forty of the fans at the festival were injured during the storm, a few of them seriously, and everyone is hoping that they recover.
The second stage was declared closed and unsafe, which meant that the Stooges and Motley's performances had to be cancelled. Alice's and Maiden's crews were working feverishly to see what, if anything, still worked, and what they could possibly do, because the Main Stage seemed mostly OK, though soaking wet and without a backdrop.
While they, and the local stage crew, were working to dry everything out and try to put their shows back together, Slayer offered their gear, which had been loaded safely into their truck just before the storm hit, and Alice ended up using some of their band gear and their monitor rig.
Gear belonging to Alice, Maiden, Motley and the Stooges was seriously damaged, some ruined beyond repair.
Meanwhile, Iggy came over to the Main Stage and performed a short and very special "acoustic" set with just guitarist James Williamson and sax player Steve Mackay, which the crowd loved. The rainsoaked crowd waited calmly after being informed that Alice and his band and the Maiden guys, and especially their crews, were doing everything possible, and were determined to perform.
The long wait paid off after three more hours, when Bruce Dickinson walked onto the front of the Main Stage and thanked the fans for their patience and then introduced Alice, to a huge roar, as the band launched into "School's Out" and Alice took command.
Afterwards, Alice's crew took well-deserved and hard-earned showers and had some dinner, and off we went to Helsinki to move on to the next show, with the sound and fury of Iron Maiden's show fading into the distance of the night.
The fans who waited got the show of a lifetime. One that nobody who was there will ever forget.
August 9th 2010 Alice is at the London Dungeon for the 'Freak Auditions', looking for freaks to join the 'Halloween Night Of Fear' at the London Roundhouse in October. The winners included a ballet dancer, Syban, who accompanied her classical moves by sticking feathers with pins in into her arms and ended her show by piercing her cheeks with two roses, and Damien S Fear and Raye-Gun, a couple, from Harrogate, who performed a blood-curdling show which saw Damien lift up beer barrels attached to safety pins stuck in his arms.
August 10th 2010 Alice turns up on "BBC Breakfast", "This Morning", and "London Tonight" on UK TV
August 11th 2010 Vienna, Austria Arena Open Air
August 12th 2010 Majano-Udine, Italy Sport Area
August 14th 2010 Colmar, France Foire aux Vins d'Alsace
August 28th 2010 - Grand Junction, CO, Rock Jam
August 31st 2010 - Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre
September 2nd 2010 - Davenport, IA, Modern Woodmen Park - Canceled
September 3rd 2010 - Eastlake, OH, Classic Park [Ticket]
September 4th 2010 - Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
September 5th 2010 - Atlantic City, NJ, House Of Blues
September 7th 2010 - Alice Cooper turns up at the 'GQ Man oF The Year' awards show at the Royal Opera House in London.
September 10th 2010 - Alice appears at the John Varvatos 10th Aniversary Party at his store in the old CBGB's in NYC where he performs 'Eighten' and 'School's Out' with the house band.
Halloween Hootnanny with Rob Zombie
September 30th 2010 - Los Angeles, CA, Gibson Amphitheatre
October 1st 2010 - Calley Center, CA, Harrahs Rincon Casino Open Sky Theatre
October 2nd 2010 - Tuscon, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
October 4th 2010 - West Valley City, UT, Usana Amphitheater
October 6th 2010 - Kansas City, MO, Independence Event Center
October 7th 2010 - St. Charles, MO, The Family Arena
October 8th 2010 - Bloomington, IL, U.S. Cellular Coliseum
October 9th 2010 - Youngstown, OH, Covelli Center
October 10th 2010 - Johnstown, PA, Cambria County War Memorial Arena
October 12th 2010 - Binghamton, NY, Broome County Arena
October 14th 2010 - Portland, ME, Cumberland County Civic Center
October 15th 2010 - Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
October 16th 2010 - Worcester, MA, DCU Center
October 17th 2010 - Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavillion
October 19th 2010 - Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre - AC.com announce the release of a limited edition 7" vinyl version of 'Keepin' Halloween Alice' to be sold through the site and at US shows.
October 20th 2010 - Nashville, TN, Nashville Municipal Auditorium - Steve Hunter joins the band onstage for 'Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. Also in attendance were Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick and Kip Winger.
October 21st 2010 - North Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
October 23rd 2010 - Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
October 24th 2010 - Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Amphitheatre
UNITED KINGDOM 2010
October 26th 2010 Alice appears breifly on 'Late Night With Jools Holland. A slightly longer appearance is aired on the Friday show. He also appears on the US show 'Dancing WIth The Stars'.
October 31st 2010 - London, UK, Roundhouse - Alice and the band also appears on the BBC show 'Strictly Come Dancing'
November 1st 2010 - London, UK, Roundhouse - Alice also appears on the 'Robert Elms Show' on BBC London
November 2nd 2010 - Alice appears on ITV Daybreak show
November 4th 2010 Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena
November 5th 2010 Kempten, Germany Bigbox
November 6th 2010 Munchen, Germany München Zenith
November 8th 2010 Berlin, Germany Max Schmeling Halle
November 9th 2010 Leipzig, Germany Leipzig Arena
November 10th 2010 Alice hosts the Classic Rock Awards ceremony at the London Roundhouse.
November 11th 2010 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
November 12th 2010 Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
November 13th 2010 Braunschweig, Germany VW Halle
November 15th 2010 Bamberg, Germany Jako Arena
November 17th 2010 - Zurich, Switzerland, Volkshaus - While in Zurich Alice visited the Google headquarters and had a guided tour from Google boss Eric Schmidt who is apparently a big fan. Eric got all his staff to take part in an Alice Idol competition and Alice apparently arrived to find the staff all dressed up as him in full Alice make up.
November 18th 2010 - Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
November 20th 2010 - Marseilles, France, Le Dome
November 22nd 2010 - Durango, Spain, Feria de Muestras
November 23rd 2010 - Barcelona, Spain, St Jordi Club
November 24th 2010 - Madrid, Spain, Palacio Vistalegre
November 26th 2010 - Valladolid, Spain, ??
November 27th 2010 - Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Multiusos Fontes do Sar
November 29th 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal, Campo Pequeno
December 15th 2010 - The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announces that Alice Cooper will be inducted into the hall at their March 2011 ceremony in New York.
ALICE COOPER BAND MEMBERS COMMENT ON ROCK HALL INDUCTION NEWS
With their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Alice Cooper, is acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history. At inception forty years ago, the group shocked the world so fundamentally that it seems to have taken a preternaturally long time for their incredible talent to be recognized.
In 1970, Alice Cooper flipped hippie ideals on their head and astonished the world, “driving a stake through the heart of the Love Generation,” as the group’s namesake put it.
It’s arguable that without Alice Cooper, there might never have been KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Slipknot or Rob Zombie... maybe not even David Bowie, or at least not Ziggy Stardust. Heavy Metal took the imagery, punk took the tunes, rock and pop took the showmanship and fans the world over fell in love with the macabre sense of humor. Amazingly, those fans have included legends as diverse as Peter Sellers, Groucho Marx, Salvador Dali and Bob Dylan who proclaimed Alice as an “overlooked songwriter.”
These days, artists as diverse as Metallica and Lady GaGa proclaim Alice Cooper's enduring influence on them.
True originals, Alice Cooper invented the concept of the rock concert as theatre with truly trailblazing stagecraft and showmanship in the early 1970's, with Alice himself continuing as a solo artist since 1975, remaining one of rock’s global megastars with well over 50 million record sales to prove it.
The surviving band members (guitarist Glen Buxton died in 1997) upon hearing the induction news provided the following comments:
"This proves that Glen, Neal, Alice, Michael and I (and all of our fans) weren't so crazy after all. I'm absolutely thrilled because, let's face it, this great honor is about as good as it gets." Dennis Dunaway
"Sometimes, aswe were blazing a new theatrical trail in rock, there were moments in the career ofour band that overwhelmingly exceeded even our monstrous expectations. Being inducted into "The Rockn' Roll Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2011,"with my four best friends Michael, the late Glen Buxton, Alice and Dennis, is one of those incredible moments for our one of a kind rock band." Neal Smith
“Take one part Yardbirds, one part West Side Story, starring Bela Lugosi and Bette Davis, and you have Hellzapoppin! and then POOF !! -- and you have Alice Cooper. Now if you can digest that, and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame can digest that, we will happily be the Hall's arch villains. We are grateful from the bottom of our black little hearts." Alice Cooper
“The band that couldn't shoot straight strikes again, from having all our hits to being in so many Top 100 all-time polls -- be careful what you wish for because with hard work and perseverance and a good group of people like Neal, Dennis, Alice and Glen, you just might get it. It's just a shame that Glen couldn't be here with us to share in it, but we do also share this with (producer) Bob Ezrin and (manager) Shep Gordon, without whom..." Michael Bruce
December 18th 2010 - Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding show at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. Rob Zombie closes this year's show which raises money for 'The Rock' charity. Alice performs with the original band, with Steve Hunter standing in for Glen.
December 20th 2010 - Alice and famliy again help out at the Salvation Army event for underprivileged kids at Cooperstown in Phoenix. He also appears at SpeedTV's Barrett-Jackson Edition Celebrity Car auction in Scottsdale
December 31st 2010 - The Coopers are in Maui, Hawaii for Christmas and Alice appears on stage at a New Years Eve show in aid of the Maui Food Bank along with James Hetfield (Metallica), Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) and Mike Kroeger (Nickleback) for 'School's Out.'
January 19-23rd 2011 - Alice appears at he Bob Hope Classic golf Tournament
January 29th 2011 - Rumours start circulating that Alice is retiring: "There was a completely false "news" report in Veronica Radio's online magazine in Holland yesterday (Friday, 28th January 2011), claiming that there is a forthcoming movie on Alice's life that will commence filming in February and also that this year's tour will be his last. Both of these "news" reports are completely false and we have no idea as to their source."
February 5th 2011 - Alice Cooper went to the Nashville Predator's Hockey game in Nashville and joined country star Vince Gill and the house band for 'School's Out'
March 7th 2011 - It is announced officially (following lots of rumours) that the new line up for Alice's touring band for the 'No More Mr Nice Guy 2011 Tour' will be Chuck Garric, Damon Johnson, Steve Hunter, Glen Sobel (Drums) and Tommy Henriksen (Guitar). No explaination of the changes, or why specifically Keri Kelli is not in the band, are given.
March 10th 2011 - Alice Cooper performed at a concert to benefit the victims of January's shooting rampage in Tucson. He joined an all-star line-up of musicians at the Tucson Convention Center and performed 'Eighteen' and 'School's Out'.
March 14th 2011 - Alice Cooper are finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony that takes place at the Wardoff Astoria in New York City. The band are inducted by Rob Zombie and all makes speeches before performing ;Eighteen', 'Under My Wheels', and ' School's Out' with Alice in full make up and with snake while the band were tux's designed by Cindy Dunaway. 'School's Out' also features kids from the Ronald McDonald house in NYC dancing around and singing the chorus. Steve Hunter again stands in for Glen Buxton. Alice also appeared during the show finale of "Do Do Ron Ron"
March 15th 2011 - Alice appears on the controversial 'Joy Behar Show' The 'Old School 1964 - 1974' deluxe box set is announced on AC.com for pre-order.
March 18th 2011 - Alice appears on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' with Dweezil Zappa on guitar, and "Hoppus On Music" on fuse TV
March 22nd 2011 - Sheyl Cooper is honored at the 'Businesswomen in the Valley' at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa and Alice is in attendance.
March 23rd 2011 - "Ryan Roxie's Big Rock Show" internet TV show launches in Sweden with first guest Zakk Wylde.
April 4th 2011 - "Alice Cooper Ganem Desert Jewel Golf Tournament"
April 20th 2011 - Revolver 'Golden Gods' awards show, at which Alice will be receiving the 'Golden God' award and the original band will perform.