Alice Cooper and The Cult have announced a six-date co-headlining tour of the U.K. in next summer.
“The Godfather of Shock Rock” and the British post-punk band will kick off the trek on May 23 in Swansea, Wales, and wrap up on June 1 at First Direct Arena in Leeds, Yorkshire.
“I think the DNA of England is very polite. America is a little bit more revolutionary. Us coming over to England and chopping up baby dolls, and the blood and the snakes, was extremely exotic to the public,” Cooper told Kerrang! about why U.K. fans accepted him quickly when he first came over in the ’70s.
“And the fact, then, that MPs tried to ban us made us even more exotic. We were like the villains of rock’n’roll and everyone wanted to come and see why,” he added. “They loved the songs, but on top of that you had this show unlike any other. It was the outlaw in Alice Cooper that made everyone want to come out.”
Alice Cooper and The Cult Tour Dates:
May 23 – Swansea, ArenaMay 25 – London, The O2May 27 – Manchester, AO ArenaMay 28 – Glasgow, The SSE HydroMay 30 – Birmingham, Resorts World ArenaJune 1 – Leeds, First Direct Arena.
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