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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Alice Cooper, Motorhead & Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Team up for UK tour

Rock fans are in for a unique treat this November when shock rock guru Alice Cooper teams up with legendary British rock’n’roll hellraisers Motorhead & loud leather lovin’ Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for a value-packed 10-date UK tour which promises a relentless, ear-splintering, deliciously dirty rock’n’roll experience. Each legendary artist is a leader in their rock genre.

Alice Cooper, the original shock rocker, has entertained, surprised and disturbed audiences for over 30 years, fusing Detroit glam metal with theatrical performances. With over 30 albums-worth of material to draw from, these shows promise classic Cooper at his menacing best. Of the tour Cooper said, "Having toured with both Motörhead and Joan Jett before, and had a great time, we're really looking forward to an all-out high energy show every night. They just don't do tours like this anymore, but we're going to do it. This is like a 'No Mercy' tour, we're not showing any mercy to anyone."

Motörhead, one of rock history’s most pivotal bands, have spent the last few decades bringing the house down with their blistering, blitzkrieg punk-metal juggernaut of a live show. The powerhouse trio of Lemmy Kilmister (Bass and Vox), Phil Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums) received rave reviews across the board for their 18th studio album, ‘Kiss Of Death’, released on SPV Records in August 2006; “Back to their remorseless best” said Uncut, “The Sound of a band at the very top of their game” - Classic Rock, and The Telegraph “It’s enjoyably visceral entertainment, particularly the epic anthem ‘God Was Never On Your Side’.”

Joan Jett, known for her trailblazing as the founder of the first all girl rock and roll band, the Runaways, and as the founder of the first successful woman-artist owned record label, Blackheart Records, and then, for her breakout of punk cult status with her mega-hit “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” (as a member of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) has enjoyed a long and illustrious career. Her kick-ass blend of rock and roll and punk features catchy riffs and stunning vocals and has given her 11 groundbreaking Top 40 USA singles and 8 gold/platinum albums. Her latest album, Sinner, was released in the US last year on her own Blackheart Records label to amazing critical and retail success, and is set for release in the UK soon. She first hit the UK as a teenager when she led The Runaways and, in addition to her musical achievements, she has also enjoyed success as an actress. Joan says, "I am looking forward to returning to England, where my post Runaways solo career started, and where I have unfortunately not performed for a very long time. Alice and Lemmy are singularly unique and talented artists, who I count amongst my friends. Lemmy, in fact, was one of the very few people to help me when I started recording and touring in England, long ago."

Full details are:-

November 07 City Venue Box Office
Tuesday 6th Sheffield Hallam Arena 0114 256 5656
Wednesday 7th Glasgow SECC - hall 4 (standing only) 0870 040 4000
Friday 9th Newcastle Metro Arena 0870 707 8000
Saturday 10th Birmingham NEC 0870 909 4133
Sunday 11th Nottingham Nottingham Arena 0870 121 0123
Tuesday 13th Brighton Brighton Centre 0870 900 9100
Wed 14th Bournemouth BIC 0870 111 3000
Friday 16th Cardiff Cardiff Arena 029 2022 4488
Saturday 17th London Wembley 0870 060 0870
Sunday 18th Manchester MEN Arena 0870 190 8000

Tickets for all regional shows are £32.50 and for London £33.50 (all subject to booking fee). Online, credit card bookings 0870 400 0688 (24hrs). The show starts at 7pm and door times will be approx one hour before performance.


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