Spend The Night With Alice Cooper Tour 2016
April 29th 2016 Billoxi, MS, Beau Rivage Casino Resort - First night of the "Spend The Night With Alice Cooper' tour with the band remaining unchanged: Ryan Roxie, Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen on guitars, Chuck Garric on bass and Glen Sobel on Drums. The band rehearsed at the venue for a few days before the opening night.
May 2nd 2016 Nashville, TN, TPAC'S Jackson Hall
May 4th 2016 Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center
May 5th 2016 Merrillville, IN, Star Plaza Theatre
May 6th 2016 Columbus, OH, Express Live!
May 8th 2016 Concord, NC, Carolina Rebellion Campground
May 10th 2016 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
May 12th 2016 Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theater
May 13th 2016 Wilkes-Barre, PA, FM Kirby Center
May 14th 2016 Lynn, MA, Lynn Memorial Auditorium
May 15th 2016 Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
May 17th 2016 Warren, OH, Packard Music Hall
May 19th 2016 Fort Wayne, IN, Foellinger Theatre
May 20th 2016 Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
May 21st 2016 Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
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May 24th 2016 Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort Casino (Warm Up Show)
May 27th 2016 Lisbon, Portugal, Rock In Rio Lisboa - This show was webcast live. During the day the band appear at the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel to supply hearing aids to locals on behalf of the Starkey Hearing Foundation. There is mass media coverage of both the show and the hearing event partially due to the ongoing public interest in Johnny Depp's divorce which hit the papers shortly before the tour started.
May 29th 2016 Herborn, Germany, Hessentag Festival
May 30th 2016 Stockholm, Sweden, Grona Lund
June 1st 2016 Horsens, Denmark, Faengslet
June 6th 2016 Bucharest, Romainia, Romexpo Parc
Spend The Night With Alice Cooper Tour resumes
June 9th 2016 Pratteln, Switzerland, Z-7
June 11th 2016 Nickelsdorf, Austria, Novarock
June 12th 2016 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Hala Tivoli
June 14th 2016 Milan, Italy, Alcatraz
June 16th 2016 Tel Aviv, Israel, Bloomfield Arena [Ticket]
June 18th 2016 London, England, The O2, Stone Free Festival (w/ The Darkness, Black Stone Cherry, Apocalyptica, Michael Monroe and many more)
June 20th 2016 Tilburg, Netherlands, 013 Poppodium - The how was in danger of being stopped after smoke from the stage was seen rising from the venue roof. Luckily it was a false alarm and the show continued as normal, but fire engines were called as a precaution.
June 21st 2016 Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, Cirque Royal
June 23rd 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell (w/ Black Sabbath, Scorpions, Megadeth, King Diamond and more)
June 24th 2016 Halden, Norway, Tons Of Rock - Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue joins the band for 'Feed My Frankenstein'
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July 1st 2016 Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 2nd 2016 Ledyard, CT, The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
July 33rd 2016 Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
July 5th 2016 Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Pavillion
July 7th 2016 Aurora, IL, RiverEdge Park
July 8th 2016 Rama, ON, Canada, Casino Rama Resort
July 9th 2016 Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
July 10th 2016 Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island Amphitheater - Joe Perry leaves the stage during 'I Got A Line On You' before being rushed to hospital. Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople joins in on 'Sweet Jane' and 'All The Young Dudes'.
July 11th 2016 The Hollywood Vampires are scheduled to play on 'The Late Late Show with Stephen Colbert' but this was canceled after the Joe Perry incident the previous night. Alice is quoted as saying that the rest of the tour is "up in the air" but it's later announced all shows will go ahead as scheduled.
July 12th 2016 Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion - Official announcement of the "Vote Alice Cooper for President/Prime Minister", with a re-release of 'Elected' ('Alice Does Alice' version). The campaign was basically just a promotional thing, not a serious attempt to run. Special web pages were set up for both the UK and US promotions but when it turned out the "new" version of 'Elected" was in fact the same one fans already had from 'Alice Does Alice' interest kinda died out, especially in the light of the ongoing concerns over Joe Perry's health.
Press Release excerpt: "Alice Cooper is tired of the rhetoric – the mudslinging – the media frenzy. Keeping his snake in his cage and the guillotine in storage, he is putting people before career. Alice Cooper wants to be elected.
But it’s not all about debonair good looks, long flowing locks and a wicked accent – Alice Cooper has a platform that every voter can get behind. He is asking his fellow Americans, his British friends and all those around the world who are disillusioned with their leaders, to join The Wild Party.
Alice Cooper is tackling the everyday concerns discussed among his fellow woman and man - the ordinary, decent hard working (and rocking) people he meets and entertains every day while performing nearly 100 concerts a year around the world. s, stating that Alice wants "a snake in every pot, no more pencils, no more books" and "cupholders for every airplane seat".
So, if you’re looking for a candidate with a platform that matters, vote Alice Cooper, the man with the plan to tackle the hot button, contentious and provocative issues on the minds of the real America and Britain:
⦁ Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC
⦁ A snake in every pot
⦁ No more pencils, no more books
⦁ Adding Lemmy to Mt Rushmore
⦁ Rename Big Ben "Big Lemmy"
⦁ Groucho Marx on the $50 bill
⦁ Peter Sellers on the £20 note
⦁ Cupholders required for every airplane seat
⦁ Ban on talking during movies in movie theatres
⦁ Ban on taking selfies, except on a designated National Selfie Day
These troubled times call for a troubled mind indeed. These troubled times call for Alice Cooper. Why not me? I have t-shirts to sell."
July 13th 2016 Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 14th 2016 Cadott, WI, Rock Fest - Marilyn Manson joins the band for 'I'm Eighteen'.
July 16th 2016 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 17th 2016 Alice and Johnny Depp are amongst the guests at the 'Starkey Hearing Foundation' gala at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. MN. The Hollywood Vampires have been supporting the Starkey Hearing Foundation during their current tour and performed a short set at the gala.
July 18th 2016 Fargo, ND, Scheels Arena
July 22nd 2016 Rohnert Park, CA, United States, Weill Hall - Joe Perry returns to the stage.
July 23rd 2016 Central Point, OR, Britt Pavilion
July 24th 2016 Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
July 25th 2016 Paso Robles, CA, California Mid-State Fair - Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots join the Hollywood Vampires for 'School's Out'
Spend The Night with Alice Cooper Tour resumes
August 6th 2016 Kalamazoo, MI, Wings Event Center - During the day Ryan Roxie appears at the West Shoreline Correctional Facility (a prison) to share stories and play for the inmates, hoping to inspire them to use their time behind bars constructively.
August 7th 2016 Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace
August 9th 2016 Huntsville, AL, Von Braun Center - During the final 'Elected' skit where Sheryl Cooper and Pat Nowak dress as presidential candidates Trump and Clinton, Sheryl is hit in the eye but an asshole in the crowd who throws a half full can of beer at her. Luckily she is just bruised.
Sheryl Cooper: "My understanding is that this person was so intoxicated that he or she could barely stand. Getting hit in the eye with a full can of beer certainly hurt! It could have been so much worse. I am thankful I'm not in the hospital or had to have stitches. My hope and prayer is that this individual made it safely home without injuring another."
August 10th 2016 Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
August 12th 2016 Ft Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for The Performing Arts
August 13th 2016 Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
August 14th 2016 Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
August 16th 2016 Tallahassee, FL, The Pavilion at The Centre of Tallahassee
August 17th 2016 New Orleans, LA, Saeger Theater
August 19th 2016 Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion
August 20th 2016 Abilene, TX, Taylor County Coliseum
August 21st 2016 Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
August 23rd 2016 Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
August 24th 2016 Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theater
August 26th 2016 Tucson, AZ, AVA Amphitheater
August 28th 2016 Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock, Psycho Vegas
September 20th 2016 Shep Gordon's autobiography "They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll" is released.
September 22nd 2016 Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
September 23rd 2016 Akron, OH, Civic Theater
September 24th 2016 Indiana, PA, Kovalcick Complex Ed Fry Arena
September 26th 2016 Elmira, NY, First Arena
September 28th 2016 Albany, NY, Palave Theater
September 29th 2016 Reading, PA, Santander Performing Arts Center (Changed from the Santander Arena).
September 30th 2016 Lakewood, NJ, Rock Carnival (w/ Blue Oyster Cult, Clutch and Zakk Sabbath)
October 2nd 2016 Windsor, ONT, Colosseum
October 4th 2016 Toledo, OH, Stranahan Theater
October 5th 2016 Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre
October 6th 2016 Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Theatre
October 8th 2016 Omaha, NE, Ralston Arena
October 9th 2016 Bemidji, MN, Sanford Center
October 11th 2016 Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Burton Cummings Theatre
October 12th 2016 Regina, SK, Canada, Conexus Arts Centre
October 13th 2016 Lethbridge, AB, Canada, ENMAX Centre
October 15th 2016 Calgary, AB, Canada, Winsport Arena
October 16th 2016 Penticton, BC, Canada, South Okanagan Eventer Center
October 18th 2016 Victoria, BC, Canada, The Q Centre
October 19th 2016 Vancouver, BC, Canada, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
October 20th 2016 Tacoma, WA, Emerald Queen Casino
October 22nd 2016 Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
October 25th 2016 Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort
October 26th 2016 San Francisco, CA, The Warfield Theatre
October 28th 2016 San Diego, CA, Harrah's Resort SoCal
October 29th 2016 Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino
October 30th 2016 Los Angeles, CA, Pantages Theatre - Johnny Depp and Butch Walker (guitarist) join the band.
October 31st 2016 Alice and the band play a special outdoor show for ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in Los Angeles. Johnny Depp joins the band for 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. Also Alice and Shep Gordon take part in a Q&A session at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, promoting Shep's autobiography. The event is streamed live.
November 11th to 13th 2016 Alice appears at the 'Rhode Island Comic Con' at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center
November 18th-20th 2016 Alice appears at the 'Days of the Dead' horror convention at the Schaumburg Marriott in Chicago
November 25th 2016 Good Records in Texas released a limited edition 7" single for Record Store Day. The single features live versions of 'I'm Eighteen' and 'is It My Body?' featuring Alice, Dennis, Neal, Michael and Ryan Roxie recorded at the reunion show at the store in October 2015. The release came in various coloured vinyl editions and was limited to a total of 2500 copies.
December 3rd 2016 The Annual Xmas Pudding show is headlined by The Hollywood Vampires with Glen Sobel on drums.
December 28th 2016 Neal Smith's movie "Desolation Angeles/Rise of the BOAS" gets it's world premiere at the Bijou Theatre (275 Fairfield Ave.) in Bridgeport, CT. Quote: Smith wrote the title song for the film and plays a ruthless Russian mob boss in a full-length black-and-white production based on morality issues rooted in classical Greek mythology."
December 31st 2016 The annual New Years Eve show in Maui, Hawaii in aid of the Maui Food Bank featured Alice and his guests backed by Nita Strauss, Chuck Garric, Glen Sobel and Damon Johnson! The band backed all the guests this year which included Steven Tyler, Jim Carrey ('No More Mr Nice Guy' and 'School's Out'), Michael McDonald, Fergie, Bob Rock, Weird Al, Alto Reed, Linda Carter, Dave Mason and Willie K.
January 3rd 2017 Cynthia 'Cindy' Lang, Alice's long time girlfriend from the early days, passes away.
January 21st 2017 The Hollywood Vampires performed at the annual NAMM Imperial Ball performing 'Eighteen', 'School's Out', '20th Century Boy/Get It On', and 'Walk This Way' (with Brad Whitford). Other events around NAMM this weekend included appearances by Chuck Garric (at the Bonzo Bash), Glen Sobel and Johnny Depp presenting Joe Perry with the Les Paul Award.
January 26th 2017 Chuck Garric and Beasto Blanco play a show at Basement East in Nashville, TN and are joined by Alice, Damon Johnson (who opened the show) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) for a few songs.
February 1st 2017 Alice and Shep Gordon appear to give a keynote speech at the 'Pollstar Live 2017!' event in Los Angeles.
March 4th 2017 Alice gets caught up in a story about a little old lady in Minnesota who is objecting to the upcoming show there. Apparently she claims that during a recent concert at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater she registered 110 decibels at her home, which is extremely unlikely unless she lives inside the venue in front of the speakers! She also claims to have "looked up the lyrics" and doesn't think "it’s wise for our community to have to listen to foul language" which raises a few questions considering there's no foul language in Alice Cooper lyrics!
Alice hit facebook to respond: "Across the river from my #Mankato gig (June 9th, Vetter Stone Amphitheater) is a woman who hates the noise generated by shows. She says she experienced 110db at her home during Nelly's recent performance. Now, noise of that magnitude would annoy me too. But sound doesn't travel that well over long distances, so 110db at her home, across the river... That doesn't sound like an accurate number unless the audience at Nelly's show had their spleens ruptured by the loudest show on record (encore!).
We carry decibel meters, and according to my audio guys 110db is a number you'd see inside the venue at the sound board, but the laws of physics dictate it would spread and dissipate over that distance. 110db at her house sounds like a stretch unless she happened to meter the concert sound while 1,000 cats were meowing in her home at exactly the same time...
That seems SUPER unlikely given the circumstances so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. I'm a "Nice Guy" after all. I guess I COULD have my snake swim over some earplugs... It's the least I could do."
March 10th 2017 Alice attends the 'Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament Jam' at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort Ballroom.
March 26th 2017 'The Rock and Roll Vampire Bash' is this years 'Alice Cooper Solid Rock Golf' event show with Alice and friends performing "Under The Big Top". The actual golfing takes place the following day.
April 8th 2017 Alice appears at the 'WestWorld' of Scottsdale backed by Dash Cooper and CO-OP. The show is a benefit the Solid Rock Foundation and is part of Arizona Bike Week.
Spend the Night... With Alice Cooper 2017
April 21st 2017 Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage - Opening night of the 2017 tour. The band remains unchanged with Ryan Roxie, Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen on Guitars, Chuck Garric on Bass and Glen Sobel on Drums.
April 22nd 2017 Tupelo, MS, BancorpSouth Arena
April 23rd 2017 Springfield, IL, Prairie Capitol Convention Center
April 25th 2017 Charleston, WV, Municipal Auditorium
April 26th 2017 Norfolk, VA, Chrysler Hall
April 27th 2017 Salem, VA, Salem Civic Center
April 28th 2017 EarMusic release a short cryptic video, beginning the promotion for 'Paranormal'.
April 29th 2017 Cherokee, NC, Harrah's Cherokee Event Center
April 30th 2017 Augusta, GA, The Bell Auditorium
May 1st 2017 Alice appears on 'The Mad Rock Morning Show' on MadRock 102.5 and announced the title of the forthcoming new album, 'Paranormal'.
May 2nd 2017 Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theater
May 3rd 2017 Little Rock, AR, Robinson Center Music Hall
May 4th 2017 Tulsa, OK, US, Brady Theater
May 5th 2017 Alice joins Eddie Trunk for a live interview in Tucson.
May 6th 2017 Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theatre - The first cryptic promo video for 'Paranormal' is released. The video featured a short 30 second clip and some morse code which read "Alice Cooper Faster 28th July 2017'
May 7th 2017 Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
May 8th 2017 San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for The Performing Arts
May 10th 2017 Corpus Christi, TX, American Bank Center
May 11th 2017 Shreveport, LA, Municipal Auditorium
May 13th 2017 Columbia, SC, Koger Center for the Arts
May 14th 2017 Nashville, TN, TPAC with Original Band mini-set featuring Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce. Ryan Roxie stands in for Glen Buxton.
May 15th 2017 The original band perform again, this time at the 'Music Biz 2017' event also in Nashville. Bob Ezrin presents the band with an award and Manager Toby Mamis also receives an special award at the event.
May 16th 2017 Columbus, OH, Express Live!
May 20th 2017 Alice and Tommy Henriksen perform with ex-Uriah Heep Ken Hensely as part of the 'Stairway To Heaven' charity concert in Krasnodar, Russia. It's Hensely's show until about an hour in when first Tommy, and then Alice (in full make up and costume), appear on stage and preceed to take the band through 'Under My Wheels', 'No More Mr Nice Guy', 'Be My Lover', 'I'm Eighteen' and 'School's Out'. It all sounded really good and well rehearsed as well!
Elsewhere Nita Strauss was at the 'Rock On The Range' festival in Columbus, OH playing the US national anthem. The event didn't go quite to plan though, as just as she was about to take the stage the venue was evacuated due to an incoming storm. "I was literally on the Rock on the Range stage with my guitar in my hands, ready to play the National Anthem with the Marine color guard... and they shut the whole place down for a storm". Obviously someone heard that Hurricane Nita was in town and was taking no chances! Lucky the storm passed without incident and Nita got her chance!
May 28th 2017 Alice is at 'Megacon 2017' in Orlando, FL at the Orange Country Convention Center for autographs.
June 2nd 2017 The cover art for 'Paranormal' is released
June 7th 2017 Appleton, WI, US, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
June 8th 2017 Hinckley, MN, Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre - Alice calls into the 'Chris Evens Breakfast Show' for the world premier of 'Paraniac Personality', which Evens proceeds to talk over and cut short. Shortly afterwards Alice calls PlanetRock who play the song without the chatter.
June 9th 2017 Mankato, MN, Vetter Stone Amphitheatre - 'Paraniac Personality' single is released
June 12th 2017 Denver, CO, Paramount Theater
June 13th 2017 Salt Lake City, UT, Kingsbury Hall
June 16th 2017 Lincoln, CA, Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre
June 17th 2017 Eugene, OR, Cuthbert Ampitheatre
June 18th 2017 Airway Heights, WA, Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Season
June 20th 2017 Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Theatre
June 21st 2017 Temecula, CA, Pechanga Theater
June 22nd 2017 Tucson, AZ, AVA Amphitheater
June 24th 2017 El Paso, TX, KLAQ Streetfest
June 28th 2017 Alice takes part in Q&A webchat for The Guardian news paper in London.
June 29th 2017 Alice appears on the 'Chris Moyles Show' on London's Radio X. They chat for around 45 minutes. He later also appears live on PlanetRock. In the evening ALice hosts a playback event for 'Paranormal' at the 'hidden masonic lodge' in the Andaz Hotel, London.
From the STUK Newspage: Last night was the official 'Paranormal' album launch which took place at the 'hidden masonic lodge' in the Andaz Hotel, London, which was a cool setting for the event, and has an interesting back story. The very plush hotel is built on the site of the old Bedlam hospital for the insane and was only discovered relatively recently during construction work, having been forgotten about for years. You can read a little history and see some pics here to give you an idea. Chairs were arranged in the center of the room with press folders for everyone including a welcome letter, a sheet of European tour dates, and a signed photo of the album cover.
The evening began with a brief intro from our hosts from earMusic before they proceeded to play selected tracks from the forthcoming 'Paranormal' record. The sound system wasn't great to be honest, and while good enough to get a feel for some of the songs it wouldn't really be fair to completely judge things from just this single playback.
Playback over, it was time for Alice to make his appearance at the back of the room, making his way down to the front while marvelling at the decor, and promptly tripping up, landing face first on the stone floor! At first I thought he was joking around but no it was for real. Luckily he seemed okay and made his way to the large 'throne' at the front of the room. Amusingly, if you look at the photos you'll see some latin writing above the chair which we were told actually translates as 'Very Big Chair'! Who said secret societies didn't have a sense of humour!
There followed a brief Q and A with Alice, most of which to be honest readers here will have heard before, but Alice is always a great interview so it's easy to just enjoy it. They covered a little background on the album recording, the guests, and the November UK shows with Dennis, Michael and Neal, confirming the basic setup will be the same as the recent Nashville reunion. Alice also took a few minutes out, unprompted, to mention the sadly missed Glen Buxton, praising him as a truly unique talent and character who he still misses to this day. The affection for his fallen friend was clear even after all these years.
A mention that the interviewer had been with Pink Floyds' David Gilmour earlier in the day (can I have his job!!) who had told him to say "hi" to Alice saying they went "way back" prompted the old Pink Floyd stories about the band with Syd Barrett staying with the original band for a few days back in the late sixties. All very cool.
After a few more questions from the assembled audience of radio and magazine journos everything wrapped up with photos and autographs for those who wanted them before Alice and Sheryl headed off, hand in hand, to the next interview or event he was probably late for!
June 30th 2017 Alice appears on the 'Chris Evans Breakfast Show' again, this time in person.