Ol' Black Eyes Is Back...
Cai Trefor
11:35 19th February 2019

One of THE tours of 2019 has been announced: Alice Cooper, The Stranglers, and MC-50.

Reads well doesn't it? *MC50  is basically MC-5. It's founder Wayne Kramer celebrates the 50th anniversary.

The tour will kick off at Manchester Arena on 5 October then travel through Aberdeen, Leeds, London, Brighton, and Birmingham before wrapping up at Cardiff Arena on 12 October. A quick whirlwind tour that'll pack a punch on some of the most meaty soundsystems in the world.

The tour is titled Ol' Black Eyes Is Back tour, and comes 50 years after the 'School's Out' rocker first stepped foot on UK soil as a touring musician.

Cooper's backing band has changed shape over the years and he may have recently reformed the original line-up of Dennis Dunaway (bass), guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith, but is keeping with his current touring band.

The 2019 touring line-up includes: Chuck Garric’ (bass), the triple guitar attack of Nita Strauss, Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, and the incredible drumming of Glen Sobel.

The band last toured the UK together to promote the 2017 Alice Cooper album Paranormal.

In addition to seeing a very well equipped hard rock band, seeing seminal punk heroes The Stranglers play hits such as 'Peaches' and ' No More Heroes', and 'Golden Brown' will be an immense experience. As will hearing 'Kick Out The Jams' live by MC-50.

Tickets are going on general sale this Firday 22 February at 10am. Check here for more information.

Tour dates:

04 – Manchester - Manchester Arena
05 – Aberdeen – Event Complex
07 – Leeds - First Direct Arena
08 – Brighton – Brighton Centre
10 – London – The O2
11 – Birmingham – Resorts World Arena
12 – Cardiff Arena

Photo: Press