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For the third single off his upcoming album, Alice Cooper leans into his 80's metal era more heavily than the two previous ones. "Welcome to the Show" may be more than a little 80's metal, but other Cooper eras are sprinkled in as well. There is some of his earlier garage rock/proto punk, particularly in the guitars, as well as some unexpected prog rock, particularly in the keyboards and backing vocals. Plus, a song called "Welcome to the Show" is going to be pure Alice Cooper, as it's just a song about putting on a show. It sounds like it's going to be the perfect set opener for his upcoming tour.
Alice Copper says of his new single:
“'Welcome to the Show' is just that: Telling the audience here it is. The show is ready to go and we are fully loaded. Here it comes!"
You can listen to "Welcome to the Show" below. Road is due out August 25 on earMUSIC, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Alice Cooper, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.