Alice Cooper to Reunite With Original Bandmates for One Night Only
Alice Cooper has confirmed plans for a one-night-only reunion with original Alice Cooper band members Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith.
All four were members of the group before Cooper went solo in 1975 and took the band’s name with him. They gathered in the studio last year to contribute to the singer’s next album, which was produced by Bob Ezrin and due for release this year.
Now the quartet will take part in a “mini-set” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on May 14. “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,” Cooper said.
Cooper, Bruce, Dunaway and Smith appeared together during Dunaway’s book-signing session in Dallas in October 2015. They were joined by Ryan Roxie, who took the place of the band’s late original lead guitarist Glen Buxton.
“I wrote three or four songs with Neal Smith and Mike Bruce,” Cooper said last year. “We worked together in Phoenix for about two weeks, just writing songs and demoing songs. You never know which ones are going to make the album, but I said. ‘Let’s do that.’ Dennis Dunaway wrote two or three things. We haven’t seen those yet, but I know Dennis has always written great stuff.
“It’s fun to go back and work with guys you haven’t worked with in a while,” he added. “It’s not trying to recapture your youth – it’s trying to recapture a sound, and it’s a very elusive sound.”
No further reunion sets are planned during the Spend the Night with Alice Cooper U.S. tour, which begins this month. He’ll hit the road again on a double-header with Deep Purple later in the year. You can see all the dates below.
Alice Cooper U.S. Tour 2017
04/21 – Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
04/22 – Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
04/23 – Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
04/25 – Charleston, WV Charleston Municipal Auditorium
04/26 – Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
04/27 – Salem, VA Salem Civic Center
04/29 – Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
05/02 – Birmingham, AL Alabama Theater
05/03 – Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall
05/04 – Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
05/06 – Durant, OK Choctaw Grand Theater
05/07 – Midland, TX Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
05/08 – San Antonio, TX H-E-B Performance Hall At The Tobin Center
05/10 – Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
05/11 – Shreveport, LA Municipal Auditorium
05/13 – Columbia, SC Koger Center for the Arts
05/14 – Nashville, TN TPAC (see story above)
05/16 – Columbus, OH Express Live!
06/07 – Appleton, WI Thrivent Financial Hall At Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
06/08 – Hinckley, MN Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre
06/09 – Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheatre
06/12 – Denver, CO Paramount Theatre Denver
06/13 – Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
06/16 – Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre
06/17 – Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
06/18 – Airway Heights, WA Outdoor Stage At Northern Quest Casino
06/20 – Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater
06/21 – Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino Showroom
06/22 – Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
06/24 – El Paso, TX El Paso Streetfest/Judson F Williams Convention Center
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