Alice Cooper says the word “retire” is not in his vocabulary
Alice Cooper made an appearance on the latest episode of AXS TV‘s “The Power Hour” and was asked if he had any plans to retire. He responded: “Well, it’s not in my vocabulary, the word ‘retire.’ People say, ‘Why don’t you stop and just play golf?’ And I go, ‘I play golf anyways.’ I play golf every day. If there’s a show, I play golf that morning and then I do the show that night.”
Cooper’s comments echo comments he made back in 2018, when Alice, who turned 75 earlier this year, told Albany, New York radio station Q103 that he had no plans on stopping. “I’ve always said this: If we do a tour and nobody shows up, then I’m retired,” he explained. “That’s never happened. In fact, we’re doing better business now than we’ve ever done. More people are coming to the show now, and I’ve never felt better, so I don’t see any reason to retire at all. I know a lot of guys are quitting, but a lot of guys still smoke and drink. They’re probably tired. I’m not tired.”
Alice Cooper and his band kicked off the “Too Close For Comfort” tour on April 28 at the Soaring Eagle Casino Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The 95-minute set included the classics “I’m Eighteen”, “Under My Wheels”, “Be My Lover” and “Poison”, along with the first performance of “Snakebite” since 1991, with “Welcome To My Nightmare” returning after a nearly six-year absence.
ALICE COOPER and ROB ZOMBIE will be hitting the road this summer for the 2023 “Freaks On Parade” tour.
Following a very successful run last summer, Zombie is at it again. This year he joins forces with the “godfather of Shock Rock” Cooper who promises to bring his signature style of macabre rock on tour. Rounding out the lineup are industrial pioneers MINISTRY and eclectic alternative rock act FILTER.
Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city run kicks off Thursday, August 24 in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion, with stops across North America in Virginia Beach, Toronto, Nashville, Anaheim and more before wrapping up on Sunday, September 24 in Phoenix at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre.
2023 “Freaks On Parade” tour dates:
Aug. 24 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 26 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sep. 01 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 02 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Sep. 05 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sep. 06 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Sep. 08 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sep. 09 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sep. 10 – Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre
Sep. 12 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Sep. 16 – Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *
Sep. 19 – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Sep. 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 22 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Sep. 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sep. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
- Non-Live Nation date