Alice Cooper Sets ‘Paranormal’ Live in Paris Album: Listen

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After releasing the 2017 studio album Paranormal, the best chart-performing album by Alice Cooper in decades, the American rock legend took his live show all over the world, accompanied by “the best band he has ever had.”

After an entire year spent on the road, the “Paranormal” tour ended in Paris, on Dec. 7, 2017, at the world renowned Olympia. (The theater, since opening in 1888, has witnessed changes in entertainment and pop culture for 130 years from the can-can through Édith Piaf to Johnny Hallyday and the Beatles.)

The performance was recorded and will be released on Aug. 31 on earMusic as a 2-CD digipak and a 2-LP gatefold edition. The 90-minute rock show cycled through Alice Cooper’s timeless songs: classic rock favorites like “School’s Out,” “I’m Eighteen” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” are alternated with hand-picked gems like “Pain,” and “Only Women Bleed” for true Cooper connoisseurs. (See track list below.)

Listen to “Poison,” released on July 13

Cooper’s band features his longtime guitarists Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. They resume their 2018 tour on Aug. 3; see dates below.

Listen to “Ballad of Dwight Fry” from the album

Related: Our 2016 interview with Alice Cooper

In July 2017, Cooper released Paranormal, his first studio album in six years. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it featured collaborations with iconic guests such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, U2’s Larry Mullen and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway and Michael Bruce – the three original Alice Cooper Band members.

Related: Our Album Rewind of the band’s #1 breakthrough, Billion Dollar Babies

A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris Track List

CD1
Brutal Planet
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Under My Wheels
Department Of Youth
Pain
Billion Dollar Babies
The World Needs Guts
Woman Of Mass Distraction
Poison
Halo Of Flies

Watch a clip of the evening’s final performance

CD2
Feed My Frankenstein
Cold Ethyl
Only Women Bleed
Paranoiac Personality
Ballad Of Dwight Fry
Killer / I Love The Dead themes
I’m Eighteen
School’s Out

Alice Cooper Summer and Fall Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

8/03 — West Allis, WI — Wisconsin State Fair
8/05 — Sioux Falls, SD — Washington Pavilion
8/06 — Kansas City, MO — Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts
8/08 — Colorado Springs, CO — Pike’s Peak Center
8/10 — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea*
8/11 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort and Casino
8/12 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre
8/14 — San Jose, CA — City National Civic
8/15 — Jackson, CA — Jackson Rancheria Casino
8/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
8/18 — Bonner, MT — Kettlehouse Amphitheater
8/19 — Everett, WA — Angel of the Winds Arena
8/20 — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8/22 — Calgary, AB — Southern Jubilee Auditorium
8/23 — Edmonton, AB — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
8/25 — Saskatoon, SK — SaskTel Centre
8/26 — Estevan, SK — Affinity Place
8/28 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
8/29 — Thunder Bay, ON — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
8/30 — St. Paul, MN — Ordway Center for the Perf. Arts
9/01 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Foellinger Theatre
9/02 — Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center at The Heights
9/04 — Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
9/06 — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre
9/07 — York, PA — York Fair
9/08 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Atlantic City
10/4 – Albany, NY – Palace Theater
10/5 – Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater
10/6 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater
10/8 – Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Perf. Arts
10/9 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
10/12 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Aud.
10/13 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage
10/14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hill Lawn
10/16 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
10/17 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
10/19 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theater
10/20 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
10/21 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theater
10/23 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
10/24 – Rockford, IL – Coronado PAC
10/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/27 – Warren, OH – W.D. Packard Music Hall
10/29 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

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