Alice Cooper to play Connecticut in August

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Alice Cooper has released additional dates for his ongoing “No More Mr. Nice Guy” tour, which will take him back to North America after short stints in South America and Europe. The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will play the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Saturday, August 13. Tickets, which range in price from $30 to $55 are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Cooper’s summer tour features a revamped lineup, most notably with the return of guitarist Steve Hunter, who previously toured and recorded with him. Guitarist Tommy Henriksen and drummer Glen Sobel will replace Keri Kelli and Jimmy Degrasso, respectively. Guitarist Damon Johnson and bassist Chuck Garric will perform as usual.

“Steve’s always been one of my favorite guitarists since the first time I ever heard him play, and I’ve been working with Tommy a lot on the new album,” Cooper explained in a statement on his website. “Oh yes, and a new snake might make the band never know. We will miss Jimmy and Keri, but I know we will be sharing a stage again in the future.”

The new album Cooper refers to is the upcoming Welcome 2 My Nightmare, a follow-up to 1975’s Welcome to My Nightmare. Produced by Bob Ezrin, no official release date has been set, thought the album is expected to hit stores this fall.

“I had an idea to do a part two to (2008’s) Along Came a Spider,” Cooper said in an interview with earlier this year. “I came to Bob with it, and he listened and goes, ‘Eh. I would be more excited if Along Came a Spider was a No. 1 record.’ He wasn’t really into it. Then we started talking about Welcome to My Nightmare‘s 35th anniversary or something like that, and he said, ‘What if Alice had another nightmare?’ All I was trying to do was get Bob to say, ‘Yeah, I want to produce the album,’ so we found a place where both of us really felt comfortable, and that was doing ‘Nightmare 2.'”

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