Alice Cooper announces 2017 UK arena tour

Joined by The Mission and The Tubes

Alice Cooper has announced news of a UK arena tour for 2017. Full dates and ticket details are below.

The ‘School’s Out’ shock-rock veteran will be returning to the UK for his first headline tour in five years – and will be joined by The Mission and The Tubes at dates in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London.

’80’s goth-rock heroes The Mission say that they owe a great debt to the ‘poison’ icon.

“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.”

Alice Cooper’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday 16 December.

November 2017:
11 – Leeds – First Direct Arena
12 – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
14 – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
15 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
16 – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley

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Earlier this year, Cooper launched a campaign to become both US President and UK Prime Minister.

The website aliceforprimeminister.com outlines the rocker’s unique manifesto, which includes “adding Lemmy to Mt Rushmore” and putting Peter Sellers on the £20 note. Check out the full eight-point manifesto below.

1. Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC
2. A snake in every pot
3. No more pencils, no more books
4. Adding Lemmy to Mt Rushmore
5. Peter Sellers on the £20 note
6. Cupholders required for every airplane seat
7. Ban on talking during movies in movie theatres
8. Ban on taking selfies, except on a designated National Selfie Day