Alice Cooper’s first headline UK tour in five years comes to Leeds First Direct Arena on November 11 next year.
And for the UK tour, Alice is bringing two bands with him to reflect two of his best sides - outrageous theatrical controversy and the darker, gothic rock that Alice influenced.
The Mission were formed by two members of Sisters Of Mercy in 1986, Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams. Songs like Wasteland, Tower Of Strength and Deliverance became classics of the 1980’s goth rock scene and beyond. The band were heroes of alt rock, headlining Reading Festival twice and, on one tour, selling out seven consecutive nights at London’s legendary Astoria Theatre.
“I remember during the summer of 1972 being on scout camp and hearing this new song on the radio that absolutely mesmerised me. School’s Out by Alice Cooper. Loved it, still do,” said The Mission’s Wayne Hussey. “Fast forward to 1987 and our first headline spot on the Friday night at Reading Festival. Headlining the Sunday was Alice Cooper. And now we’ve been invited by Alice to join him on his UK tour next November.”
The Tubes come from the same art school, shock rock background as Alice Cooper and, originally, the same city (and actually the same schools) - being formed by Phoenix, Arizona natives and appalling some of the same UK cities in the 1970s.
Tickets: Alice Cooper fan pre-sale: 9am on Wednesday December 14
Tickets on general sale: 9am on Friday December 16