Alice Cooper prepares to "Raise the Dead" across U.S.
Following a summer run with Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper will take on a slew of international concerts, including a "Raise the Dead" run across the U.S.
The heavy-metal rocker is in the midst of a European trek which features scattered dates through early October. The official North American portion kicks off Oct. 13 in Port Chester, NY, and ventures through 16 major markets from coast to coast. Cooper will finish up the domestic outing with a Nov. 15 performance in Tacoma, WA.
Cooper is nearing completion of a covers album that honors who he calls "Hollywood vampires," such as John Lennon, The Who's Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr, among others.
"We're really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it's pretty much what we wanted to do," Cooper said in an early July interview with Billboard. "We specified a certain time period and said, 'Let's stay within that. Let's not move it around too much.' We don't want to be doing cover songs from the '80s and '90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more '73, '74, '75."
Cooper's most recent studio effort, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare," surfaced in September 2011 and landed at No. 22 on The Billboard 200, marking his highest-charting album since 1991's "Hey Stoopid."
27 - Ostersund, Sweden - Storsjoyran Festival
29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken
30 - Hanau, Germany - Amphitheater Hanau
1 - Slupsk, Poland - Rock Legends Festival
3 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
4 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Schutzenanger
6 - Lokeren, Belgium - Lokerse Feesten
8 - Banbury, United Kingdom - Cropredy Festival
5 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Jubilee Complex
7 - Moscow, Russia - Crocus City Hall
9 - Tallinn, Estonia - Nokia Concert Hall
13 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
15 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie theatre
17 - Lynn, MA - The Lynn Memorial Auditorium
18 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
19 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
21 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
22 - Richmond, VA - The National
23 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
27 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
29 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
31 - Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
1 - Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
2 - Marksville, LA - Paragon Casino Resort
3 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
6 - Idaho Falls, ID - Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium
15 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino