From Wayne: I remember during the summer of 1972 being on scout camp on the Gower Coast and hearing this new song on the radio that absolutely mesmerised me. School’s Out by Alice Cooper. I remember walking around with the little transistor radio I had plastered to my ear every time that this song came on. Loved it, still do. Coincidentally included it in the ‘intermission’ music playlist that I put together for the recent Mission tour.
Fast forward to 1987 and our first headline spot on the Friday night at Reading Festival. Headlining the Sunday that same weekend was Alice Cooper. Alice threw a party after the show and invited us but sadly we couldn’t make it. I can’t remember why now but if you knew the band at all at that time then you know damn well that for us to turn down an invitation to a party, any party but especially one thrown by the legendary Alice Cooper, we must’ve really had something else really important to do.
And now we’ve been invited by Alice to appear as his special guests on his UK tour next November. We’d already turned down one invitation from Alice, we darn well ain’t turning down another. I know it’s nearly a whole year away but it is something I, and I’m sure the rest of the band, are already looking forward to with great anticipation.
Alice Cooper, plus The Mission and The Tubes presented by AEG live in the UK:
- 11th – Leeds – First Direct Arena
- 12th – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro
- 14th – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
- 15th – Manchester – Manchester Arena
- 16th – London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
Alice Cooper fan Pre-sale: 9 AM Wednesday 14 December
Tickets on general sale: 9 AM Friday 16 December – http://www.axs.com/uk/series/3675/alice-cooper-tickets?skin=aegliveuk