Alice Cooper to Reunite With Original Band Members

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Alice Cooper in 1972

Three members of the original Alice Cooper band—from the days when Alice Cooper was still the name of the band—will reunite with that band’s namesake for a one-off concert in Nashville. Bassist Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce will perform what’s being described as a “mini-set” with Alice Cooper (the guy, that is) at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on May 14.

The Nashville date will be the only time during the Spend the Night with Alice Cooper USA tour where the four will meet up. All four were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Glenn Buxton, the band’s original guitarist, died in 1997.

Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP packages are available through the TPAC Box Office for a limited time.

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The original Alice Cooper band in 1969 (l.-r.: Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton)

Dunaway, Smith and Bruce have also contributed to Cooper’s forthcoming new album due this summer, produced by Bob Ezrin. In a statement, Cooper said, “We’ve recorded much of my last album and my new one in Nashville and it’s such a great music town. With so many musician, songwriter and producer friends here, as well as great rock fans who come to our concerts, it’s special to be performing with Neal, Michael and Dennis in Nashville for them.”

Alice Cooper Complete 2017 Tour Itinerary (Tickets available here and here)

April 21 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
April 22 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
April 23 Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
April 25 Charleston, WV Charleston Municipal Auditorium
April 26 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
April 27 Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
April 29 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
May 02 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theater
May 03 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall
May 04 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
May 06 Durant, OK Choctaw Grand Theater
May 07 Midland, TX Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
May 08 San Antonio, TX H-E-B Performance Hall At The Tobin Center
May 10 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
May 11 Shreveport, LA Municipal Auditorium
May 13 Columbia, SC Koger Center for the Arts
May 14 Nashville, TN TPAC (see story above)
May 16 Columbus, OH Express Live!
Jun 7 Appleton, WI Thrivent Financial Hall At Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Jun 8 Hinckley, MN Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
Jun 9 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
Jun 12 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre Denver
Jun 13 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
Jun 16 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre
Jun 17 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
Jun 18 Airway Heights, WA Outdoor Stage At Northern Quest Casino
Jun 20 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater
Jun 21 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino Showroom
Jun 22 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
Jun 24 El Paso, TX El Paso Streetfest/Judson F Williams Convention Center

Related: Our interview with Alice Cooper

Jul 1 Barcelona, Spain RockFest Barcelona
July 21 Tromso, Norway Telegrafbukta (Bukta-Tromso Open Air Festival)
July 24 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
July 26 Gothenburg Sweden Liseberg Tivoli
July 27 Stockholm, Sweden Grona Lund
July 29 Oulu, Finland Qstock Festival
July 31 Trakai, Lithuania Trakai Castle
Aug.02 Dresden, Germany Junge Garde
Aug.03 Szekesfehervar, Hungary Sostoi Ipari Park (Fezen Festival)
Aug 12 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Aug 13 Los Angeles, CA The Greek
Aug 15 Phoenix, AZ AK-Chin Pavilion
Aug 16 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
Aug 18 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 19 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
Aug 21 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug 23 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 24 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion
Aug 26 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater
Aug 27 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
Aug 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 30 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Amphitheater
Sep 01 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sep 02 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Sep 03 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 06 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tinley Park)
Sep 08 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amp
Sep 09 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sep 10 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sep 21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio
Nov 8-9 Dublin, Ireland, Olympia
Nov. 11 Leeds, United Kingdom First Direct Arena
Nov. 12 Glasgow, United Kingdom The SSE Hydro
Nov. 14 Birmingham, United Kingdom Barclaycard Arena
Nov. 15 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Arena
Nov. 16 London, United Kingdom The SSE Arena, Wembley
Nov 18 Krefeld, Germany KönigPalast
Nov 20 Aurich, Germany Sparkassen-Arena
Nov 21 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
Nov 23 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
Nov 24 Neumarkt, Germany Neumarkt i d OPf Jurahallen
Nov 25 Ludwigsburg, Germany Ludwigsburg MHPArena
Nov 27 Vienna, Austria Wiener Stadthalle
Nov 29 Dubendorf, Switzerland Samsung Hall
Nov 30 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Dec 01 Lyon, France L’Amphitheatre
Dec 03 Paris, France Salle Pleyel
Dec 04 Tilburg, Netherlands Poppodium
Dec 07 Paris, France L’Olympia

Watch the original Alice Cooper band perform at the 1969 Toronto Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival

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  1. RonH
    #1 RonH 17 April, 2017, 18:24

    Should be more clear because from the title and lead in I came looking for the Earwigs to be reuniting; which is Alice Cooper’s (Vince’s) actual original band.

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