Alice Cooper has much to celebrate this winter following his triumphant Halloween Night of Fear III tour, presented by Live Nation, which rocks to a close in Sheffield on 1st November. The tour has not disappointed, with each venue seeing queues of ghouls, ghosts and zombies arrive to get their fix of the trademark Alice Cooper gore fest. With more fake blood than a hospital drama (and that’s just Alice), the now-annual rock n roll institution once again broke the mould of macabre entertainment and reminded us all why Alice is so loved in the UK.
Arriving on these shores with a blistering performance on the BBC's Later...With Jools Holland, Alice and his incredible band have delighted audiences live since. With a varied set including the classic School's Out, celebrating 40 years since it hit Number 1 in the UK, Alice also included a set of acclaimed covers, paying tribute to fallen comrades from Keith Moon to John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix.
Alice’s Wembley date this year was special for more than one reason as he became the only solo artist to headline the arena in each of the last five decades. To celebrate this incredible achievement, Alice’s handprints were added as a permanent feature to the Wembley Square of Fame.
Tonight, Alice celebrates Halloween at Edinburgh's Usher Hall and before ending the tour in Sheffield tomorrow night.
The special edition box set Old School:1964-1974 Special Edition is out now, taking fans inside one of rock’s great bands in a unique full-length school year book. It includes an array of audio rarities, from the depths of the band’s own vaults and personal collections as well as gems generously provided by family, friends, road-crew and long-time fans.
Remaining Tour Dates:
31st Edinburgh Usher HallNovember 2012
1st Sheffield City Hall