By Phyllis Pollack
Two days before Alice Cooper’s Hollywood concert date at Gibson Ampitheater, the shock rocker will release his highly anticipated new live DVD recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The kingpin of rock and roll gore will delight fans with his theatrics in this DVD, appropriately titled “Theatre of Death.” Cooper has not only been known for four decades for his over-the-top stage antics and stage sets, but also for his rawkus rock and roll anthems that continue to draw ticket buyers. The DVD will be released on September 28, 2010.
The DVD was filmed on the Theatre of Death’s final 2009 date. The concert film features the entirety of “The Coop’s” massive catalogue of charting hits including “School’s Out,” “I’m Eighteen” and “Poison.” Viewers will witness Cooper’s over-the-top performance where he is “killed” no fewer than four times. Guillotine, gallows and other weapons, plus other performers will horrify and entertain those who watch the DVD, with the added benefit of Cooper’s greatest hits live during this 90 minute concert.
The film is Alice Cooper’s seventh long-form video release. Three of his previous film releases have reached Gold status, selling over half a million copies each. Among his other releases, Cooper has seven Platinum albums, nine gold albums and two Gold singles.
Alice is currently rejoining Rob Zombie for the Halloween Hootenanny Tour, continuing the successful run of this year’s Gruesome Twosome Tour.
Cooper has also been spending time in the studio, teaming up with legendary producer and longtime friend Bob Ezrin, recording a new album that will be available in 2011.
THEATRE OF DEATH LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH 2009 track-listing:
1. School’s Out
2. Department Of Youth
3. I’m Eighteen
4. Wicked Young Man
5. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
6. Go To Hell
8. Welcome To My Nightmare
9. Cold Ethyl
11. The Awakening
12. From The Inside
13. Nurse Rosetta.
14. Is It My Body
15. Be My Lover
16. Only Women Bleed – I Never Cry 17. Black Widow
18. Vengeance Is Mine
19. Devil’s Food
20. Dirty Diamonds
21. Billion Dollar Babies
23. I Love The Dead
24. No More Mr. Nice Guy
25. Under My Wheels
26. School’s Out
Alice Cooper 2010 Tour Dates (with Rob Zombie)
30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
1 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon
2 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6 Kansas City, MO Independence Event Center
7 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
8 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
12 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
20 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Watch a video of Alice Cooper on The Letterman Show: