Blog : No More Mr Nice Blog - Tuesday, June 7th - Goodbye South America, Hello UK
What a crazy trip to South America! It was full of up’s and down’s between Alice getting salmonella poisoning and having to cancel the Santiago show, the long list of stolen stage clothes (yes there were several other items stolen along side of Glen’s stage vest, though the vest is the one Alice want’s back the most), and the great fans & fantastic crowds.
We always have a great response from the fans in South America, and Alice didn’t let any of the few negative moments overshadow the amazing support he felt from the fans... The feedback was incredible. Every crowd was high energy, every fan knew all of the words; even to the new song “I’ll Bite Your Face Off”, which was only debuted on May 12th in Elizabeth, Indiana. Very impressive.
After a crazy travel schedule from Rio to Buenos Aires, then to London for press and finally landing in Belfast today, ANYONE would be wrecked and worn out. Not Alice Cooper. The man is a machine, as soon as we got to the hotel (wouldn’t YOU like to know where) he hit the ground running. He had to get out and explore, after all he hasn’t been to Belfast for a long while and the last time Alice was here in Belfast, things were quite different indeed.
We’re gearing up for some phone interviews in a bit, and then it’s the calm before the storm. It’s always interesting seeing Coop transform from Coop to Alice. I leave him in his room to rest before we leave for the venue, and when I pick him up he has already transformed to Alice. Even without his makeup, his entire demeanor changes in an hour and a half. He makes a 180 Degree change.
Tonight will be a great show... you can always tell when it’s going to be a good show. We’ve got Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and Def Leppard... How can that go wrong?? There will be so many hits you’ll think you’re at a championship fight. Personally I’m looking forward to these next few shows. The setlist will be a little bit shorter, but they will pack a heavier punch because we’ll be trimming out the in-between stuff. The whole set moves like a tsunami, with great song after great song hitting the fans one after another.
Anyway that’s all for now, we’ve got a busy schedule today and I’ve got to get back to it. See you out there!
- Alice chats on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't... May 18, 2013
- June 14th Syracuse, NY show CANCELLED - Replaced with... May 16, 2013
- From Ultimate Classic Rock - 38 Years Ago: Alice Cooper... May 16, 2013
- Alice Cooper interview in the Guardian May 14, 2013