Alice Cooper Announces U.K. Shows With Original Band Members
Alice Cooper is going back on the road with the surviving members of his original band — specifically to the U.K., where he and bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith are scheduled to perform a series of dates later this year.
Cooper and the crew have lined up five dates in all, starting Nov. 11 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds and continuing through Nov. 16, when they’re booked at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. As the press release announcing the shows notes, this brief tour — which includes support from the Mission and the Tubes — finds the lineup returning to the U.K. 46 years after they first visited in 1971.
The U.K. shows come amid a flurry of renewed activity with Cooper’s surviving original bandmates. As previously reported, they contributed to his upcoming Paranormal LP; more recently, they joined him for a special “mini-set” during his May 14 appearance in Nashville, after which Dunaway expressed a willingness to keep the reunion going.
“I was on cloud nine over how many amazing fans had gone to such lengths to be there,” he said of the Nashville show. “Some came from Canada, France and even Australia. As far as future reunion shows, hopefully our fans will make a big enough noise to reach the ears of the concert promoters.”
Alice Cooper 2017 U.K. Tour Dates With Original Band
11/11 – Leeds – First Direct Arena
11/12 – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
11/14 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
11/15 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
11/16 – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
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