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Alice Cooper announces 2018 'Paranormal' tour dates

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Alice Cooper has just announced the first 20 shows of his 2018 Paranormal tour.

Alice and the band kick things off on March 1st at Windsor, Ontario's Colosseum at Caesar’s and -- as of now -- wrap things up on March 29th in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Murat Theatre.

The new leg finds Cooper touring behind his recently-released 27th album, Paranormal. Paranormal features a two-track reunion with the original Alice Cooper Band -- Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce -- along with contributions from U2's Larry Mullen, Jr., Deep Purple's Roger Glover, and ZZ Top's Bill Gibbons.

Alice Cooper told us that the days of blowing an audience's mind with stage theatrics have really changed over the decades: "I don't think you can shock an audience anymore, really. I mean, CNN's more shocking than anything Marilyn Manson or I can do, because (laughs), they used to hang me onstage, now you see people really getting hung on TV. So the idea is just to bombard the audience with vaudeville-type of burlesque comedy -- but make sure the music is the basis of everything. I mean, you can't put icing on the cake without the cake. So a 10-hour rehearsal is nine hours on the music, and one hour on the theatrics.”

Just Announced: Alice Cooper tour dates (subject to change):

March 1 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesar’s
March 2 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
March 4 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric Theatre
March 5 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
March 6 - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
March 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 9 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
March 10 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - FM Kirby Center
March 13 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
March 14 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
March 15 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
March 17 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
March 18 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
March 20 - Melbourne, FL - King Center
March 21 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for The Performing Arts
March 23 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 24 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
March 26 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
March 28 - Louisville, KY -  Palace Theatre
March 29 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre

Check it out: Alice Cooper in concert on July 9, 2014 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Alice Cooper: July 9, 2014

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