Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper to Tour Again With Murderdolls in Tow
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:55:17
Horror rock fiends Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will reunite for The Halloween Hootenanny Tour featuring the self-styled "Gruesome Twosome" with special guests (and Zombie labelmates) Murderdolls. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Thursday, September 30. Zombie drummer Joey Jordison (also of Slipknot fame) will be doing double-duty on the dates, playing drums with Rob Zombie, as well as playing guitar with his own band, special guests Murderdolls. It will certainly be a night of ghoulish, autumnally appropriate fun.
In other Zombie news, fans will soon get the ultimate interactive experience as their hero is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to create the new 3D maze, "Rob Zombie's House Of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision." As part of the Halloween Horror Nights event, fans will be treated to a nightmarish world of carnage and chaos Rob Zombie-style based upon Zombie's cult hit film House Of 1000 Corpses. Halloween is certainly the best holiday for ALL the bands on this tour, and for Mr. Zombie for sure.
Zombie enthusiasts can also look forward to the release of the special edition of Hellbilly Deluxe 2. This deluxe version of HD2 is out on September 28 and will feature three brand new tracks called "Everything Is Boring," "Michael" and "Devil's Hole Girls And The Big Revolution," as well as a reimagining of "The Man Who Laughs." In addition, the package will include a brand new video for "Mars Needs Women" (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper's classic "School's Out" with Cooper and a 30-minute DVD featuring a tour documentary entitled "Transylvanian Transmissions," along with all-new expanded artwork.
Lock up your daughters, because Murderdolls will be embarking on their first tour in over half-a-decade. The tour arrives just in time for the band's brand new album Women and Children Last, which hits stores on August 31 and is also their first release in eight years. Joey Jordison and frontman Wednesday 13 will show no signs of road rust, as they dive back onto the stage, cranking out their ghoulishly glammy punk rock. Jordison plays guitar in Murderdolls, so he will most certainly be firing on all cylinders on this tour. The Murderdolls played a pair of much ballyhooed shows in Los Angeles in June; the shows incited so much interest that fans were calling the venues from all over the globe, clamoring for more information and details the moment the shows were announced. While the 'Dolls have already invaded the UK - where they can sell out 5,000-capacity venues - they've got the US in their sights on The Gruesome Tour. Consider this fair warning!
The Halloween Hootenanny Tour Featuring The Gruesome Twosome with special guests Murderdolls:
30 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
OCTOBER 1 San Diego, CA Harrah's Rincon
2 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
4 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
6 Kansas City, MO Independence Event Centerv 7 St. Charles, MO The Family Arena
8 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
12 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena
14 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Centerv 15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
16 Worcester, MA DCU Center
19 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Performing Arts Theater
20 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
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