Like so many other music stars, Alice Cooper has had to postpone tour dates because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the rocker tells Rolling Stone that at least he’ll be able to make constructive use of his unexpected down time.
“While our management is working to reschedule the postponed shows, I’m going to finish work on my next album, which is nearly done,” he tells the magazine via email. “At least now I won’t be squeezing in vocal recording sessions on days off, between shows.”
The 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer adds, “I don’t like a lot of time off, as anyone who sees my schedule already knows, but a little extra time at home can be re-energizing.”
As previously reported, Cooper’s upcoming studio album feature songs inspired by the music of his one-time hometown of Detroit.
Alice’s postponed dates span from a March 31 concert through an April 22 show. He’s still scheduled to a joint U.S. tour leg with Tesla and Lita Ford that kicks off May 30 in Paso Robles, California.
Meanwhile, Cooper also says he feels positive that people will help each other as we go through the global health crisis.
“We’re all in this together,” he maintains. “Whether you’re entertainer or fan, rich or poor, male or female, old or young. And we’ll get through this together. And when we do, we’ll be back on the road, doing what we love to do.”
Alice also notes that he and his band are established enough to withstand the financial fallout of the pandemic, but he suggests that fans of newer bands that are unable to tour help them out by buying their merchandise or music.
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