Rock Legend Alice Cooper To Launch Tour

Published: 2004-07-05
The creator of rock theatre and shock rock Alice Cooper has come a long way since his early days in music. Cooper was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948 Vincent Furnier. He changed his name to Alice Cooper in 1968. The story behind the name change is an ever changing one. The rocker went to high school in Phoenix, Arizona. Running track and writing for the school newspaper wasn't enough for young Vincent. Cooper and his mates donned wigs, called themselves the Earwigs, and performed as a Beatles parody band – complete with screaming girls – for a talent show. And as they say the rest is history.

In December 2003 Cooper was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cooper still rocks the house when he is on stage, but he leads a different life away from the lights.

Cooper is now a family man who on occasion coaches Little League in Phoenix. In May the Christian liberal arts college Grand Canyon University awarded Cooper with an honourary doctorate degree.

On July 9 Cooper will kick off a 53 city tour that continues until the end of October. There are 18 Canadian stops on the tour; over half of them in Ontario.

July 21 Windsor – Chrysler Theatre
July 22 Toronto – Molson Amphitheatre
July 23 London – Rock the Park
July 24 Montreal – Bourbon Street North
July 25 Quebec City – L'Agora Du Vieux Port
August 20 & 21 Thunder Bay – Community Auditorium
August 22 Winnipeg – Winnipeg Arena
September 30 Kitchener – Centre in the Square
October 1 Hamilton - Hamilton Place Theatre
October 3 Peterborough – Peterborough Memorial Centre
October 4 Ottawa – Ottawa Civic Centre Arena
October 5 Sudbury – Sudbury Arena
October 6 Timmins – Archie Dillon Sportsplex
October 8 Thunder Bay – Community Auditorium
October 10 Saskatoon – Centennial Auditorium
October 11 Regina – Centre of the Arts
October 12 Calgary- Max Bell Centre
October 13 Edmonton – Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum

   

 

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