Alice Cooper signs to earMusic and announces new album “Paranormal” - due out in late July 2017

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earMusic, the global independent rock and contemporary music label of Edel Germany GmbH, is proud to announce the signing of Alice Cooper, the legendary American rock icon.

Alice joins earMusic’s growing roster of genre defining artists which includes Def Leppard, BABYMETAL, Status Quo, Marillion, Thunder, Tarja and Deacon Blue. Most recently earMusic have delivered the international #1 album “infinite” for Deep Purple smashing the band's 30 year old plus chart records worldwide.

Now earMusic prepares to launch a worldwide campaign to do the same for Alice Cooper through its well-established global network.

Paranormal”, Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, is going to be released on July 28th, 2017, on earMusic as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.

The 12 track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings.

“Paranormal” also features special guest appearances by U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

Alice’s new album shares with “InFinite” in being produced and co-written in Nashville by legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Alice’s long time co-writer and producer and also producer of classic albums by Pink Floyd, Lou Reed and Kiss amongst many others.)

The album promises a return to Cooper's early garage rock sound and the contribution of some legendary guests including Deep Purple's Roger Glover, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and U2’s drummer Larry Mullen Jr.

Max Vaccaro, General Manager earMusic commented: “There are very few artists in rock history with the irony, the talent and relevance of Alice Cooper. earMusic is once again ready to accept the challenge to bring this new wonderful album, our first release with Alice, to a wider audience than he has had in many years, with higher chart positions. Alice Cooper's manager Shep Gordon is one of the true industry legends in whose career, more spectacular than a fiction movie, shows that 'nothing is impossible'. We could not be more honoured of the trust he, Bob Ezrin and Alice Cooper are giving our label with this new album”.

Shep Gordon has added: “Alice is very excited to be doing his first album for earMusic and feeling the enthusiasm, energy and professional attitude of the employees... not to mention the passion for the music! For me, as the manager, it is like the old days... fun and focused marketing potential. I am getting excited!”...

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of “Paranormal”, visiting cities in the USA, Europe, Australasia.

US Tour Dates 2017:
04/21/17 Biloxi, MS - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (US)
04/22/17 Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Arena (US)
04/23/17 Springfield, IL - Prairie Capitol Convention Center (US)
04/25/17 Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium (US)
04/26/17 Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall (US)
04/27/17 Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center (US)
04/29/17 Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Event Center (US)
04/30/17 Augusta, GA - The Bell Auditorium (US)
05/02/17 Birmingham, AL - Alabama Theater (US)
05/03/17 Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall (US)
05/04/17 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (US)
05/06/17 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theatre (US)
05/07/17 Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center (US)
05/08/17 San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for The Performing Arts (US)
05/10/17 Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center (US)
05/11/17 Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium (US)
05/13/17 Columbia, SC - Koger Center for the Arts (US)
05/14/17 Nashville, TN – TPAC (US)
05/16/17 Columbus, OH - Express Live! (US)
06/07/17 Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (US)
06/08/17 Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheatre(US)
06/09/17 Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheatre (US)
06/12/17 Denver, CO - Paramount Theater (US)
06/13/17 Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall (US)
06/16/17 Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheatre (US)
06/17/17 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Ampitheatre(US)
06/18/17 Airway Heights, WA - Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Season at Northern Qu (US)
06/20/17 Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Theatre (US)
06/21/17 Temecula, CA - Pechanga Theater (US)
06/22/17 Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater (US)
06/24/17 El Paso, TX - KLAQ Streetfest (US)

European Tour Dates 2017:
07/01/17 Barcelona - RockFest Barcelona (ES)
07/21/17 Tromso  - Bukta City Festival (NO)
07/24/17 Oslo - Sentrum Scene (NO)
07/26/17 Gothenburg - Liseberg Tivoli (SE)
07/27/17 Stockholm - Gröna Lund (SE)
07/29/17 Oulu - Qstock Festival (FI)
07/31/17 Trakai - Trakai Castle (LTU)
08/02/17 Dresden - Junge Garde (GER)
08/03/17 Szekesfehervar - Fezen Fest (HUN)

North American Tour Dates 2017 (with Deep Purple & Edgar Winter):
08/12/17 Las Vegas, NV - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan (US)
08/13/17 Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre (US)
08/15/17 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion (US)
08/16/17 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater (US)
08/18/17 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (US)
08/19/17 Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion (US)
08/21/17 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre (US)
08/23/17 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live (US)
08/24/17 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion (US)
08/26/17 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (US)
08/27/17 Boston, MA - Xfinity Center (US)
08/28/17 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center (US)
08/30/17 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Amphitheater (US)
09/01/17 Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion (US)
09/02/17 Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage (CA)
09/03/17 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre (US)
09/06/17 Chicago, IL - Tinley Park (US)
09/08/17  St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (US)
09/09/17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center (US)
09/10/17 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center (US)
09/21/17 Rio de Janeiro - ROCK IN RIO (BRA)

Australian & New Zealand Tour Dates 2017:
10/17/17 Perth, WA - Perth Arena (AUS)
10/19/17 Adelaide - Thebarton Theatre (AUS)
10/20/17 Melbourne, VIC - Margaret Court Arena (AUS)
10/21/17 Sydney - Hordern Pavilion (AUS)
10/23/17 Canberra - AIS Arena (AUS)
10/24/17 Newcastle - Entertainment Centre (AUS)
10/25/17 Brisbane - Convention & Exhibition Centre (AUS)
10/27/17 Auckland - The Trusts Arena (NZ)
10/28/17 Wellington, NZ - TSB Bank Arena (NZ)

Irish Tour Dates 2017:
11/08/17 Dublin - Olympia (IRL)
11/09/17 Dublin – Olympia (IRL)

UK Tour Dates 2017 (with Special Guests The Mission and The Tubes):
11/11/17  Leeds - FIRST DIRECT ARENA (UK)
11/12/17 Glasgow - THE SSE HYDRO (UK)
11/14/17 Birmingham - BARCLAYCARD ARENA (UK)
11/15/17 Manchester - Manchester Arena (UK)
11/16/17 London - SSE Arena at Wembley (UK)

European Tour Dates 2017:
11/18/17 - KREFELD– Königspalast (GER)
11/20/17 AURICH - Sparkassen-Arena (GER)
11/21/17 Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle (GER)
11/23/17 Berlin - Tempodrom (GER)
11/24/17 NEUMARKT - Jurahalle (GER)
11/25/17 LUDWIGSBURG - MHP Arena (GER)
11/27/17 Vienna - Stadthalle D (AUT)
11/29/17 Zürich - Samsung Hall (CH)
11/30/17 Milan - Alcatraz (IT)
12/01/17 Lyon - Ampitheatre (FR)
12/03/17 Paris - Salle Pleyel (FR)
12/04/17 Tilburg - 013 Poppodium (NL)
12/07/17 Paris - OLYMPIA (FR)