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The 2nd Coming of Alice Cooper

ALICE COOPER WREAKS HAVOC ON A NEW GENERATION WITH NEW ALBUM, WORLD TOUR, HIT RADIO SHOW. Once decried as "a parent's worst nightmare," the one and only ALICE COOPER is back with a new album, "DIRTY DIAMONDS," to be released Aug. 2 on New West Records. Written and recorded in 13 days, the album stays true to the back-to-basics philosophy of 2003's "The Eyes of Alice Cooper." On "Diamonds" "which was produced by Steve Lindsey (Leonard Cohen, Elton John) and Rick Boston (Rickie Lee Jones) "Cooper offers a stripped-down salute to both the British Invasion past and the neo-garage-rocking present with scorching tracks like "Your Own Worst Enemy," "Run Down the Devil," "Steal That Car" "Zombie Dance" and "Sunset Babies (All Got Rabies)." He also stretches out into some surprising new musical territory.

Meanwhile, Cooper's world tour, which kicked off in Australia, will hit
the U.S. in mid-Aug., with Cheap Trick joining the bill (see dates
below). The shock-rocker pioneered the use of grimly grandiose stage
theatrics â€" including, but not limited to, boa constrictors, guillotines
and electric chairs â€" and his new show carries his blood-curdling live
act into the 21st Century. Alice Cooper is poised to wreak havoc on
another generation.

Not content merely to stage an epic, blood-spattered musical assault,
Cooper has also seized the airwaves. His internationally syndicated
radio show, "Nights with Alice Cooper," has rapidly grown in popularity
since its launch in Jan. 2004. The show airs Monday through Friday from
7pm until Midnight, via United Stations Radio Network. Targeting the
Classic Rock format, Cooper incorporates music, trivia, guest interviews
and, of course, his commentary. Guests have included everyone from Ozzy
Osbourne, Brian May, and Slash to Dennis Miller, Jerry Springer and
Sugar Ray Leonard. The show's growing success has inspired several new
affiliates to jump aboard Cooper's night train. The show currently airs
on over 80 stations in the U.S. and has been rated in the Top 10 in
more than 25 markets.

Cooper's macabre legacy began in the '70s and exercised a huge
influence on superstar acts like KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie and Marilyn
Manson â€" not to mention scores of artists playing everything from punk
rock to pop. His extravagant, controversial shows have sold out arenas
worldwide. His 30 albums have plundered the music industry of its
platinum and gold. He's scored a slew of extraordinary hits â€" among them
"I'm Eighteen," "School’s Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Billion
Dollar Babies" and "Welcome to My Nightmare." Now he rules the airwaves
with his own show. And with a new album and tour, he’s once again
prepared to carve a bloody swath across the music scene. The nightmare is
far from over, and Alice Cooper remains the ringmaster.

ALICE COOPER TOUR WITH CHEAP TRICK
(*Except Aug. 21 in Detroit)

Aug. 20 Cincinnati, Ohio @ US Bank Arena
Aug. 21 Detroit, Mich. @ Michigan State Fair
Aug. 22 Toronto, Ontario @ The Docks
Aug. 25 Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
Aug. 26 Atlanta, Ga. @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 28 Farmingville, N.Y. @ Brookhaven Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 30 Syracuse, N.Y. @ State Fair
Sept. 1 Rockford, Ill. @ On The Waterfront Festival
Sept. 2 Madison, Wis. @ Alliant Energy Center
Sept. 4 Loveland, Colo. @ Budweiser Events Center
Sept. 5 Pueblo, Colo. @ State Fair
Sept. 7 Topeka, Kan. @ Landon Arena
Sept. 9 Grand Junction, Colo. @ Rock Jam
Sept. 10 Albuquerque, N.M. @ State Fair
Sept. 14 Alpine, Calif. @ Viejas Concerts in the Park
Sept. 16 Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Greek Theatre

*** More dates to be announced soon ***

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