The 17th annual edition of Alice Cooper‘s Christmas Pudding charity concert takes place this Saturday, December 8, at the Celebrity Theatre in the shock rocker’s hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. The Cooper-fronted supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which also features Aerosmith‘s Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, are set to headline the show, but Perry’s presence isn’t confirmed.
As previously reported, Perry canceled a solo tour scheduled for this month after landing in the hospital following a backstage collapse after a guest performance with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on November 10. It hasn’t been announced if Joe will be joining the Vampires at this Sunday’s event.
Also on the bill are Blue Oyster Cult‘s Eric Bloom and “Buck Dharma” Roeser, ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, country star Gretchen Wilson, comic Larry the Cable Guy and Beasto Blanco, a band featuring Alice’s daughter Calico Cooper and the rocker’s longtime touring bassist, Chuck Garric.
The show also will feature performances by the Solid Rock Dancers and the winners of this year’s installment of Alice’s “Proof Is in the Pudding” musical talent search.
Proceeds raised by the concert benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center, which offers free music, dance, arts and vocational programs to young people in the Phoenix area.
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