–By Sean Derrick
Shock rock and classic metal comes together this summer as metal pioneers Deep Purple and the
godfather of shock, Alice Cooper, announced a 19 city co-headlining tour this summer.
More dates will be announced before the tour kicks off in Las Vegas on August 12. The tour will hit the Gateway City on Friday, September 8 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
Deep Purple will be releasing their 20th studio album on April 7 entitled Infinite and will be in the middle of their tour called The Long Goodbye Tour.
Alice Cooper is nearing 50 years since his first album release and showing no signs of slowing down.
Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public at noon on Friday February 3 at livenation.com, The Gold’s Gym Box Office at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and at ticketmaster retail sites.
There will be NO service fees the first week of sales.
The Edgar Winter Band will open the show.
2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
|Sat Aug 12||Las Vegas, NV||Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan|
|Sun Aug 13||Los Angeles, CA||The Greek|
|Tue Aug 15||Phoenix, AZ||AK-Chin Pavilion|
|Wed Aug 16||Albuquerque, NM||Isleta Amphitheatre|
|Fri Aug 18||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|Sat Aug 19||Dallas, TX||Starplex Pavilion|
|Wed Aug 23||Bristow, VA||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Thu Aug 24||Camden, NJ||BB&T Pavilion|
|Sat Aug 26||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach Theater|
|Sun Aug 27||Boston, MA||Xfinity Center|
|Mon Aug 28||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Wed Aug 30||Indianapolis, IN||Klipsch Amphitheater|
|Fri Sep 01||Pittsburgh, PA||KeyBank Pavilion|
|Sat Sep 02||Toronto, ON||Budweiser Stage|
|Sun Sep 03||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Wed Sep 06||Chicago, IL||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Tinley Park)|
|Fri Sep 08||St Louis, MO||Hollywood Casino Amp|
|Sat Sep 09||Cleveland, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Sun Sep 10||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
Additional dates to be announced.
Additional information from the press release is as follows:
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2017) – Music history will be made when Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, joined by special guest, The Edgar Winter Band, visit 19 cities across America this summer on an epic rock tour, announced today. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will also serve as the Long Goodbye Tour for Deep Purple, and begins Saturday, August 12 in Las Vegas, with stops in Los Angeles, Boston, including Cooper’s hometown of Detroit, and more. More information can be found at www.livenation.com and itinerary is below.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3 at LiveNation.com and on the Live Nation app. Citi card members can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity beginning on Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00am local time. For complete Citi pre-sale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com. On Thursday, February 2 at 10:00 am local time there will also be pre-sales via LiveNation.com, the Live Nation app and on Facebook.
Deep Purple’s studio album, Infinite, is set for release April 7, 2017, via earMUSIC. Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kiss), Infinite features 10 new tracks recorded with no musical boundaries in the spirit of the 70s. The metal pioneers have released five studio albums since 1996, augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from members Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Fans will be thrilled as they cover decades of favorites for this run. For more information please visit www.deeppurple.com.
Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo. Alice’s catalog of hits and anthems, including “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” School’s Out,” “Elected,” “Poison,” and others, are featured in his live show, along with a mix of newer songs and fan-favorite album cuts. Alice’s touring band features the three-guitar attack of Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by longtime bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. For more information please visit www.alicecooper.com.
Edgar Winter has been celebrated across the globe since his 1970 solo debut, Entrance. With over twenty albums, top hits “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride,” and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his skill and imagination to produce amazing results. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar is now at the Tuesday, January 31 at 10:00am local time. For complete Citi pre-sale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com. On Thursday, February 2 at 10:00 am local time there will also be pre-sales via LiveNation.com, the Live Nation app and on Facebook