Original Alice Cooper 2015 reunion show gets release date

Live From the Astroturf due Sept 30th

Formed in 1968, the original Alice Cooper band forged a theatrical brand of hard rock that was destined to shock and had never been seen before. Within five years, they would release no fewer than seven studio albums, amongst them their international breakthrough School’s Out, featuring the Top 10 hit of the same name, and the US No. 1 Billion Dollar Babies in 1973.

By 1974, the band had risen to the upper echelon of rock stardom… and then it dissolved.

In October 2015, over 40 years later, record store owner and superfan Chris Penn convinced the original line-up to reunite for a very special performance at Good Records, his record store in Dallas, Texas.

Alice Cooper (vocals), Michael Bruce (guitar), Dennis Dunaway (bass), and Neal Smith (drums) were joined on stage by Cooper’s current guitarist Ryan Roxie (standing in for the late Glen Buxton). A packed audience was expecting to attend Dennis Dunaway’s Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! book signing. But they ended up witnessing a full-blown happening.

The legendary reunion show including all-time classics such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “I’m Eighteen,” and “School’s Out,” is now becoming available for the very first time worldwide on September 30th across multiple formats with the documentary, Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper,¬†included in first pressings.

Edited and directed by Steven Gaddis, the documentary was very warmly welcomed at film festivals all over the world by music fans as well as rock journalists and won multiple awards for its coverage of the historic event. The documentary is more than 100 minutes in length and includes live performances of all eight tracks plus the live music videos for “I’m Eighteen” and “Under My Wheels” along with extensive interviews with Bruce, Dunaway and Smith.

Editions include CD/DVD, Limited Apricot LP/DVD, Limited Glow In The Dark LP/DVD and Limited Gold LP/DVD Gatefold.

CD:

  1. Caught In a Dream
  2. Be My Lover
  3. I’m Eighteen
  4. Is It My Body
  5. No More Mr. Nice Guy
  6. Under My Wheels
  7. School’s Out
  8. Elected
  9. Desperado (Intro Bonus Track)

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