Deep Purple and Alice Cooper are co-headlining a 19-date tour across North America with special guest Edgar Winter. The tour kicks off August 12 in Las Vegas and wraps up in early September in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The tour will make stops across the U.S. with one detour in Toronto.
Deep Purple’s co-headlining venture comes in the midst of the band’s Long Goodbye Tour supporting their latest studio album Infinite.
Cooper is also working on a new album with the surviving members of his band. After the 19-date tour wraps up, Cooper will head out to Brazil to play a string of international shows through December.
Originally formed in 1968, Deep Purple is an English rock band from Herford. The band is considered a pioneer of hard rock and heavy metal, although their musical style has changed over the years.
Deep Purple has influenced a number of successful metal and rock bands, including Judas Priest, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Van Halen, Queen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Europe, Pantera, Motorhead, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden.
The band, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, produced the hits “Smoke On The Water,” “Highway Star,” “Hush,” and “Child in Time.”
About Alice Cooper
The original Alice Cooper band was formed in 1963 with members Vincent Damon Furnier (“Alice Cooper”) on harmonica and vocals, Michael Bruce and Dennis Dunaway on guitar, Glen Buxton on lead guitar and Neal Smith on the drums. The original band released their first album in 1969, but did not reach mainstream success until 1971 with the hit song “I’m Eighteen.”
In 1972, the band released an even bigger single: “School’s Out.” They reached the peak of commercial success in 1973 with the album Billion Dollar Babies, which peaked at number one on the U.S. charts. In 2011, the band Alice Cooper was voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In the 1970s, Alice Cooper adopted the band’s name as his own and launched a solo career. In 1975, he released his first solo concept album entitled Welcome to My Nightmare.
Cooper has release several hit singles, including “Feed My Frankenstein,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and “Poison”.
Throughout his career, Alice Cooper has released more than 25 albums. Cooper has largely been credited as the artist who introduced horror imagery to the rock genre and for shaping the heavy metal genre’s image.