Alice Cooper and Deep Purple are hitting the road together in 2017 and kicking it all off on August 12th in Las Vegas, NV.
Alice Cooper (Vincent Damon Furnier) is an American rock icon. The singer’s career spans over five decades. Cooper was born in Phoenix, AZ and is known for his raspy voice and a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords. He has been named “The Godfather of Shock Rock”.
Cooper got his name from his original band, Alice Cooper. He played the harmonica and sang vocals. The original Alice Cooper band released its first album in 1969 but broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 single “I’m Eighteen” from their album Love It to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. Alice Cooper began selling tickets to larger and larger venues and often played to sold-out crowds. Furnier adopted the band’s name as his own name in the 1970s and began a solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare.
In 2011, the original Alice Cooper band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rolling Stone Album Guide calling him the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer”.
Deep Purple are a rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. They are among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the “unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-70’s”.
Deep Purple has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Deep Purple have had several line-up changes over the years and Ian Paice is the only original Deep Purple member still in the band. Right now, Deep Purple is Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Deep Purple were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
2017 Alice Cooper and Deep Purple North American Tour Dates
Aug. 12 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Chelsea At The Cosmopolitan
Aug. 13 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
Aug. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 16 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 18 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 19 – Dallas, Texas, Starplex Pavilion
Aug. 23 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 24 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Wantagh, N.Y., Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 27 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
Aug. 28 – Holmdel, N.J., PN.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 30 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 1 – Burgettstown, Pa., KeyBank Pavilion
Sept. 2 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
Sept. 3 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 6 – Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 8 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept. 9 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Sept. 10 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center