Alice Cooper Announces New Zealand Show

Alice Cooper Announces New Zealand Show

Monday 11th July, 2011 10:20AM

Shock rocker Alice Cooper will play one New Zealand side show as part of his trip to Australasia for Soundwave Revolution in September.  He is touring in support of his forthcoming album Welcome 2 My Nightmare a follow up to the 1979 release Welcome to My Nightmare. He will play the Trusts Stadium in Auckland on 22nd September with support from Head Like A Hole.

Here are some videos of the man in action starting with classic "Poison":

From the press release:

With an infamous stage show that has been known to feature anything from simulated executions to chopped up baby dolls or the presence of live boa constrictors, guillotines, zombies and chickens, Alice Cooper’s concert performances are nothing short of iconic and Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to announce headline shows for the master of shock rock this September.

As an artist, he has both been influenced by and then influenced horror movies and garage rock, to pioneer a spectacular theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock and Alice Cooper is the master of the genre.

His fans range from Salvador Dali to Bob Dylan to Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Johnny Depp, who took the stage with Alice Cooper and his band at the legendary “100 Club” in London last month, and without Alice Cooper, the music world may never have seen likes of the New York Dolls, KISS, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Slipknot or Rob Zombie.

The iconic performer, who invented the concept of the rock concert as theatre, is returning to Australasia for the first time since 2009 to tour alongside Van Halen, Bad Religion, Hole and more, as part of the Soundwave Revolution Festival and will play just three side shows as part of his visit, two in Australia and one in New Zealand; at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland on Thursday 22nd September, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Monday 26th September and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Thursday 29th September. Tickets for the NZ sideshow go on sale on Monday 25th July.

New Zealand’s most outrageous rock band Head Like A Hole will join Alice Cooper for his New Zealand sideshow in September, following their own national tour celebrating their finest work to date, brand new album, Blood Will Out. Fans can expect to hear the unmistakeable hlah groove and classic sound of ripping guitars, pounding drums, brutal bass and Booga’s heart poured out in the way that only he can.

Since Cooper’s last visit to Australasia, he was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame by fellow horror-rocker Rob Zombie at an unforgettable event in New York City, which saw Alice Cooper arrive in a blood-splattered shirt with a giant albino boa constrictor wrapped around his neck. The following week he was presented with the “Golden God Award” at the Revolver Golden Gods in Los Angeles, and then last month he received an “Icon” award in London from Kerrang Magazine.

Much more than just a successful rock star, musician and performing artist, Alice Cooper is also well known to Australian fans for his daily radio program on the Classic Rock FM network, which he personally describes as “the most psychotic prolific mutant on the radio.”

This September tour also marks the release of Alice Cooper’s latest album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a long overdue follow up to the acclaimed Welcome to My Nightmare 1979 release. The album reunites Alice with producer Bob Ezrin and features contributions from Rob Zombie, Vince Gill, Buckcherry’s Keith Nelson and more, and is described by Alice as a "Shreikquel,” sure to thrill fans and critics alike.

With these most intimate shows – expect the unexpected from what Rolling Stone can only describe as the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer.”

Check out Alice Cooper in action:

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Welcome to my Nightmare was released in 1975, not 1979.
Posted by Renfield - anonymous 5 years ago
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YES YES YES. I've seen him twice, I'm seeing him at Soundwave in Sydney, and I'm going to this.

I'm 16.
Posted by chris - anonymous 5 years ago
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Renfield is right Welcome to my Nightmare came out in 1975!!!
Posted by Cooper rulz - anonymous 5 years ago

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