Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper has announced a handful of July tour dates marking the premiere of his all-new "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" show, which will have a very different look than recent tours. These dates will precede his summer 2019 month-long co-headline run with HALESTORM.
The premiere of the tour will take place at Foxwoods on July 4 in Mashantucket, Connecticut and run through July 11 in Wabash, Indiana before joining forces with HALESTORM on July 17 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The VIP presale takes place on Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. local time. The public onsale is Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. local time.
All Alice Cooper tour dates are below, including the previously announced shows with HALESTORM, which are presented by Live Nation.
Alice Cooper headline dates:
Jul. 04 - Mashantucket, CT - Grant Theater @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
Jul. 06 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! (Outdoors)
Jul. 07 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Jul. 09 - Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Center
Jul. 10 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
Jul. 11 - Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
Jul. 13 - Stayner, ON - Roxodus Festival *
* festival date
Dates with HALESTORM:
Jul. 17 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
Jul. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Jul. 20 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 21 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 23 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 25 - St Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 26 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
Jul. 28 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul. 29 - Cedar Park, TX - H-E-B Center
Jul. 31 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 01 - Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Aug. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Opry House
Aug. 07 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC
Aug. 08 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug. 10 - Portland, ME - Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
Aug. 11 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 13 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 16 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Cooper told Billboard that he will possibly release a new EP to coincide with his summer tour with HALESTORM. The effort will likely consist of four tracks recorded in Detroit with producer Bob Ezrin and various musicians from the area, including drummer Johnny "Bee" Badanjek. A full-length album could follow in 2020.
"There's a certain Detroit sound we're looking for," Cooper explained. "It's indefinable. There's a certain amount of R&B in it. There's a certain amount of Motown in it. But then you add the guitars and you add the attitude and it turns into Detroit rock. I feel like if we mine around with all Detroit players, we're gonna find that sound."