Arizona Republic

Originally Published: November 18, 2009

Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding lineup grows

Author: Larry Rodgers

The list of acts for the ninth edition of Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding benefit concert has grown to include rockers Dee Snider, Lita Ford, Warrant and Roger Cline & the Peacemakers, "American Idol" contestant Scott Macintyre and comedian Gary Mule Deer.

Also on the bill for the event Friday, Dec. 18, at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix is the River of Life Choir and Runaway Phoenix, a Christian-rock band featuring Cooper's son, Dash, on vocals.

Ventriloquist Ron Lucas and comic-magician Murray Saw chuck also will perform.

Valley broadcasting personality and musician Brad Perry will return as emcee and will perform with his band, Acoustic Fingerprints.

Cooper, a Valley resident, will perform with his band and lead a show-ending jam with other Pudding artists.

Tickets, priced from $38 to $203, are available at 602-522-9200, livenation.com or the Dodge box office.

The show benefits the Solid Rock Foundation, which promotes programs for teens in the Valley.

(Originally published online at Arizona Central on the 18th November 2009)