Earthquake, Broken Rib Don't Faze Alice Cooper

By Newsferatu, Writer
Thursday, August 7, 2008 @ 1:15 PM

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While filming a promotional film on July 29 for his new Along Came A Spider (SPV) album at Linda Vista Hospital, an abandoned facility in East L.A., a 5.4 earthquake shook Los Angeles to its very core. He happened to be choking a nurse at the time. The 5.4 quake was the strongest since the devastating 1994 Northridge quake, shaking Alice, the band, and everyone on the set (including director Piggy D) into a stunned silence. The epicenter was in nearby Chino Hills.

“The floor started moving. Whoa, this is more powerful than I thought! I hope they keep it! You can’t get special effects like that,” enthused Cooper, who had just wrapped production on the film that features lengthy portions—up to two minutes each—of “Vengeance Is Mine,” (In Touch With) Your Feminine Side” and “Killed By Love,” all from the new album.

The current "Psycho-Drama" tour—approximately 100 shows from July 5 to December 4—is still as physical as ever. In Redmond, Oregon last week, fans watched fascinated as Alice took a violent fall. Few noticed just how crushing the thud was. Most figured it was part of the show. Alice, hurting, continued with the performance and with a few performances after that, negating any suggestions to get himself checked out. Finally, giving in to those whose job it is to keep him healthy, he learned he had broken a rib and suffered ligament damage. Doctors advised him it would take three weeks of inactivity and rest to fully recover.

Fat chance. Cooper continues on tour, unrestrained.

So, not an earthquake, not a cracked rib, not ligament damage, can stop Alice from entertaining his loyal fans.

The show must go on indeed.

Psycho-Drama Tour:

  • July 31 Redmond, OR Deschutes County Fair
  • August 1 Kalispell, MT Raceway Park
  • August 2 Great Falls, MT State Fair
  • August 3 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip
  • August 5 Bismarck, ND Civic Center Arena
  • August 7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
  • August 8 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
  • August 9 Sparta, WI Fort McCoy Army Base
  • August 10 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
  • August 12 Casper, WY Events Center
  • August 13 Idaho Falls, ID Sandy Downs
  • August 15 Imperial, NE Chase County Fair
  • August 16 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Stir Cover
  • August 17 Tower, MN Fortune Bay Resort Casino
  • August 19 Hammond, IN The Venue @ Horseshoe Casino
  • August 21 Bloomington, IL The Theatre @ US Cellular Coliseum
  • August 23 Florence, IN Belterra Resort & Casino
  • August 24 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
  • August 26 Lakewood, OH Civic Auditorium
  • August 27 Detroit, MI State Fair
  • August 28 Oshkosh, WSI Waterfest Concert Series
  • August 29 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
  • August 31 Houston, TX Rock The Bayou Festival
  • Sept 5, 6, 7 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • Sept. 9 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
  • Sept 12 Hutchinson, KS State Fair
  • Sept 18 Vancouver, BC Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Sept 19 Vancouver, BC Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Sept 20 Vernon, BC Multiplex
  • Sept 21 Kamloops, BC Interior Savings Center
  • Sept 23 Prince George, BC Canada Centre
  • Sept 24 Grand Prairie, AB Crystal Centre
  • Sept 26 Red Deer, AB Centrium Arena
  • Sept 27 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • Sept 28 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
  • Sept 29 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
  • Oct 1 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
  • Oct 2 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
  • Oct 4 Thunder Bay, ON Auditorium
  • Oct 6 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place
  • Oct 7 Barrie, ON Molson Centre
  • Oct 8 Oshawa, ON General Motors Centre
  • Oct 10 London, ON Centennial Hall
  • Oct 11 Ottawa, ON Civic Centre
  • Oct 14 Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
  • Oct 15 Montreal, QC St Denis Theatre
  • Oct 17 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
  • Oct 18 Saint John, NB Harbour Station
  • Oct 19 Moncton, NB Coliseum
  • Oct 21 St John's, NF Mile One Stadium
  • Oct 22 Cornerbrook, NF Pepsi Centre
  • Oct 25 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
  • Oct 26 Schenectady, NY Proctor's Theater
  • Oct 28 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino Resort
  • Oct 30 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
  • Oct 31 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand @ Foxwoods
  • Nov 1 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues
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