Alice Cooper Gets Classical on 2014 Orchestral Tour
Alice Cooper is doing that Rock Meets Classic Tour thingy in 2014 and it’s the best thing ever, partly because it features Alice Cooper and an orchestra (let me repeat that – AN ORCHESTRA) but also because Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Joe Lynn Turner are gonna be there too, which just sounds like the weirdest and best party ever.
The Rock Meets Classic Tour aims to offer rock fans the chance to see their icons perform their music in a dramatically different setting and takes place across continental Europe, with the whole thing exploding into existence on March 9th in Berlin, Germany.
The tour sees Cooper work his way across what looks to be most of Germany, with a stop in Switzerland, before crashing for a, no doubt, gnarly pitstop in France, then he’s off around Austria and any bits of Germany he miraculously failed to cover the first time round.
Apparently, this isn’t even the first time Cooper’s gone all ‘classical’ on the world either – he took part in the British Rock Symphony Tour in 1999, my lack of attendance at which I can only blame on being eight years old at the time.
Cooper’s participation in the Rock Meets Classic Tour 2014 looks to have booked up the bit of Cooper’s year that was free, since he’s looking to release a classic rock covers album too, so no birthday invitations to Alice for the next year or so, please: he’s going to be a very busy boy.
Meanwhile, our imaginations have gone wild – Alice Cooper lounging on a Grand Piano, Alice Cooper in a Phantom of the Opera mask, Alice Cooper brandishing (Alice Cooper does not ‘hold’ anything; Alice Cooper can only brandish) a conductor’s stick (technical term) adorned with a decapitated doll’s head (or…the real thing?) Ugh: the possibilities are just endless.