After the longest recess in high school history, Alice Cooper’s 1970’s lineup are back together and set to go back into class. 46 years after first setting foot in the UK, four fifths of the band that recorded classic rock staples like “Schools Out”, “I’m 18” and “Under My Wheels” are preparing for a five date UK tour in November to promote the new album “Paranormal” out on 28th July this year. The album features two tracks performed by the 1970’s version of the band – ‘Genuine American Girl’ and ‘You And All Of Your Friends’. The snake-loving shock rocker will be joined by his old alumni of Dennis Dunaway (bass), Michael Bruce (guitar) and Neal Smith (drums). Only Glen Buxton who passed away in 1997 is missing from the reunion.
The band got back together, during a concert in Nashville on 14th May by Alice’s current band. A five song “mini-set” proved to be a hit and now the UK has another chance to see one of the most talked about bands of the 70’s.
When asked about the reunion Alice said “When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood. There were no lawsuits – we had just burned out the creative process. We had gone to high school together and had recorded something like five Platinum albums in a row. We were never out of sight of each other for 10 years”.
Joining Alice on Tour will be The Mission and kindred spirits-in-outrage The Tubes.
Tickets for the five UK dates are on sale now:
Nov 11th – Leeds – First Direct Arena
Nov 12th – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
Nov 14th – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
Nov 15th – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Nov 16th – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley