Tour de Force



The idea of Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie touring together is such a “Well, duh” kinda thing that I can’t believe it’s taken so long for it to become a reality. (In a press release Zombie says that “Me and The Coop have been talking about touring together for the last 15 years” – so at least it’s not like the idea just occurred to them or anything.) There wouldn’t even be a Rob Zombie if not for Cooper, the original dude to put on make-up to sing anthemic hard rock and pop metal based around the kinds of themes usually reserved for horror movies (The Universal Monster kind, not the Slasher-flick kind – that’s more Cannibal Corpse’s territory.). Cooper has likened this tour to Dracula Vs. Frankenstein, and that’s a dead-on assessment of the bill; the only thing that could make the line-up even more obvious is if they got The Misfits (or, at the very least, Wednesday 13) to open for them.

Unfortunately, the tour is only going to last all of seven dates. Hopefully this ends up being like that original run of Megadeth/Slayer Canadian shows, where it seems like everyone was just testing the waters before moving forward with a more extensive tour. And Zombie’s commitment to this summer’s Mayhem Festival may have something to do with why there are so few stops on this trek – he may be contractually obligated to stay away from certain markets for X period of time on either side of those shows. But this sounds like it will actually be a really fun tour. Hopefully the fall will bring round two… just in time for Halloween, perhaps?

Dates after the jump.

April 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
April 27 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union
April 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
April 29 – Calgary, AB @ Corral
May 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
May 2 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center
May 4 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center


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