|Alice Cooper has announced his band line-up for the 2012 "No More Mr Nice Guy" tour, with guitarist Ryan Roxie back with the band after several years absence.
Ryan joins an extraordinary team. Longtime Alice bassist Chuck Garric, jaw-dropping drummer Glen Sobel, and guitarists Tommy Henriksen and Orianthi make up one of the most exciting rock and roll bands in the world today. "It's great to bring Ryan back into the fold," says Alice, "This band just destroys on stage, and with Ryan back on board, he will only kick things into a higher gear. Ryan Roxie is a fan favorite. He plays like a tornado, and we can't wait to turn him loose and let him tear into this tour."
Tour highlights include Alice's first-ever appearance at Bonnaroo June 9 and a month long North American tour with Iron Maiden June 21-July 21, plus several Alice headline shows along the way. The tour then moves to Europe July 27 through August 12.
Ryan Roxie first joined Alice's band in 1996 and toured, wrote and recorded with him for much of the next ten years, including the albums "Fistful of Alice," "The Eyes of Alice Cooper," and "Dirty Diamonds," along with the live DVD's "Brutally Live" and "Live at Montreux."
In addition to also working with Slash in Slash's Snakepit, Ryan has recorded and released several albums by his own bands, including DPM, Roxie 77 and Casablanca. After relocating to Stockholm several years ago, he has also hosted local radio and TV shows as well as continuing to perform live and record. With bassist Garric marking his tenth year with Alice, Sobel, Henriksen, and Orianthi are returning for their second year.
Additional shows are being announced weekly to Alice's summer 2012 tour schedule, which is online at alicecooper.com.
The tour schedule at this time:
Fri, 6/8/12 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage Casino
Sat, 6/9/12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
Mon, 6/11/12 N Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC
Tues, 6/12/12 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
Weds, 613/12 Dayton, OH Fraze Pavilion
Fri, 6/15/12 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Sat, 6/16/12 St Louis, MO The Pageant
Sun, 6/17/12 Burlington, IA Steamboat Days
Tues, 6/19/12 Louisville, KY Iroquois Pavilion
Thurs, 6/21/12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri, 6/22/12 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre
Sat, 6/23/12 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
Tues, 6/26/12 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Weds, 6/27/12 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
Fri, 6/29/12 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat, 6/30/12 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Mon, 7/2/12 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Weds, 7/4/12 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre @ Summerfest
Thurs, 7/5/12 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank
Sun, 7/8/12 Quebec, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
Weds, 7/11/12 Montreal, QC Centre Bell
Fri, 7/13/12 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sat, 7/14/12 Sarnia, ON Bayfest
Mon, 7/16/12 Darien Lake, NY Performing Arts Center
Weds, 7/18/12 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thurs, 7/19/12 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sat, 7/21/12 Cadott, WI Rockfest
Fri, 7/27/12 Tienen, Belgium Suikerock
Sat, 7/28/12 Seebron, Germany Rock of Ages Festival
Mon, 7/ 30/12 Milan, Italy Arena Civica
Weds, 8/1/12 Monte Carlo, Monaco The Sporting Club
Thurs, 8/2/12 Carcassone, France Festival Des 2 Cities
Fri, 8/3/12 Avenches, Switzerland Rock Oz'Arenes Festival
Sun, 8/5/12 Bad Doberan, Germany Heavy Guitar Day @ Zappanale Festival
Tues, 8/7/12 Langesund, Norway Whrigtegaarden
Weds, 8/8/12 Gothenburg, Sweden Liseberg
Fri, 8/10/12 Rejmyre, Sweden Skogsrojet
Sun, 8/12/12 Walton-on-Trent, England Bloodstock Festival