Thursday, June 15, 2023

Alice Cooper - "I'm Alice"

Photo by Jenny Risher

At the risk of losing all of my indie cred, I'm a huge Alice Cooper fan. My best friend since high school is quite possibly his biggest fan. He finally convinced me to go to a show in 2000, and I've been hooked ever since. I definitely prefer his earlier garage rock/proto-punk albums like Love it to Death and Killer to his 80's metal era, which is why I'm thrilled about his new single. "I'm Alice" sounds like a career spanning track. It throws back to his earliest days, includes some 80's metal riffs, and even seems to acknowledge his forgotten punk/New Wave era heard on albums like Flush the Fashion. Plus, "I'm Alice" is his most theatrical song he's done in decades, to the point that it sounds like it could have been written for an Alice Cooper jukebox musical. It's as if it was written specifically for the stage show, and has me more excited for a new Alice Cooper album than I ever thought I could be.

Alice Cooper says of his upcoming album:

“For ‘Road,’ I wanted the band to be involved in the foundation of all the songs. I only see these guys when we’re on the road. So, I wanted them to be as tight as they are for the show but on all new material. When you have a band this good, I believe in showing it off, and this is my way of doing so.”

You can watch the video for "I'm Alice" below. Road is due out August 23 on earMUSIC, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Alice Cooper, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

8/5 - Syracuse, NY - JMA Wireless Dome 

8/8 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Stadium

8/10 - Madison, WI - Overture Center for the Arts

8/11 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome

8/13 - Omaha, NE - Charles Schwab Field Omaha

8/16 - Tulsa, OK - Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium

8/18 - El Paso, TX - Sun Bowl Stadium

8/24 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion

8/26 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/27 - West Palm Beach, FL - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

8/29 - Raleigh, NC -   Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek

8/30 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre

9/1 - Tinley Park, IL -  Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

9/2 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena

9/5 - Clarkston, MI -  Pine Knob Amphitheatre

9/6 - Toronto ON - Budweiser Stage

9/8 - Scranton, PA -    The Pavilion @ Montage Mountain

9/9 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health Theatre @ Jones Beach

9/10 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre

9/12 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

9/13 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend

9/15 - Bonner, Springs KS -  Azura Amphitheatre

9/16 - Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler’s Green

9/19 - Ridgefield, WA - RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheatre

9/20 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

9/22 - Concord, CA - Pavilion

9/23 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

9/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

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