Saturday 29th October 2011 – Alice Coopers Halloween Night of Fear + New York Dolls *( 27-31 OCT ONLY)
Alice Cooper once again takes control of Halloween this year, bringing all the thrills, blood spills, guts and gore we can take as Alice Cooper’s Halloween Night Of Fear hits the UK.
Following last year’s outstanding Halloween gigs at London’s Roundhouse, which left fans gasping for more, Alice takes to the road in the UK, extending his reign of terror to Sheffield, Bristol, Birmingham, London’s Alexandra Palace, Manchester and Glasgow.
But the insatiable Alice wants more. In London, he is calling together the spectacular ghouls, depraved weirdos and the hottest fire starters. Last year, Alice took on the role of a sadistic Simon Cowell by judging the auditions for freaks who shocked and grossed out the fans in equal measure. This year, he is hunting down spectacular fire acts and VERY bizarre performance artists to bring that hellishly warm glow to the night.
“It takes a lot to shock me,” says Alice, “But last year even my stomach was churning, Britain really has got freaks. That’s what’s Halloween is all about. It’s my favourite time of the year, bring on the gore!”
Auditions are June 27th in London’s Hyde park. Just like last year, go to alicecooper.com to submit audition tapes by June 22nd. Audition show producers Wake Up Productions will choose the line up and 3 acts will be picked by Alice and a panel of judge on the night to perform on stage October 29th at Alexandra Palace. There, the audience will decide the winner.
The night will be London’s largest costume party with cash prizes. Last year at the Roundhouse, hundreds of people showed up in costume..this year thousands.
The legendary New York Dolls join as support and Alice’s band has been described as the best he has ever worked with. Lou Reed and original Alice sideman Steve Hunter has joined to present an unprecedented 3 guitar attack, pushing the group to new heights.
New album Welcome 2 My Nightmare, the sequel to 1975’s classic Welcome To My Nightmare will be released prior to the gigs in September. Once again produced with Bob Ezrin, it will feature in the new shows. The original spawned a worldwide, full theatrical tour so expect Alice’s comic book cruelty to be taken up a notch.
Tickets go on sale 9am on Friday 17th June 2011 priced at £34.50 in London and £33.50 regionally (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk