Tour Dates

The following is a comprehesive tour date archive including tour dates from the pre-Alice Cooper era through to Alice's most current tour. Ticket Stubs and Posters are displayed where possible.

If you know of a concert appearance by Alice that is missing from this collection of dates, please contact me with the details. I'm also always looking for scans of ticket stubs and posters...

Special thanks to Karl Speck, Brian Mcfadden, Steve Wall, Stephan Wendal, Lance hall, Adam Joffrain, James Cosper, Steve Maclennan, Ron Pesch, Mark Marovitch, Christophe Crompin, Mike Elder and everyone else that I'm shamefully forgetting to mention who has helped over the years.

Early Days On The Road (1964 - 1968)

Performing As The Earwigs 1964 - 1965

The Earwigs formed in the early to middle part of 1964 to play a Letterman Talent Show at Cortex High School in Phoenix, Arizona. The band simply mimed to a Beatles tape. The band are most commonly known to have consisted of Vincent Furnier, Dennis Dunaway, John Speer, John Tatum, Glen Buxton.

SickThingsUK has discovered that there were actually two Letterman performances. The first, where they mimed to the Beatles tape, was a disaster and they came in last. Peter Williams played drums on this occasion and left the band after this appearance, to be replaced by John Tatum. Only Glen and John Tantum could play at this point, the rest of the band still had to learn. In a Cortez High School newspaper report dated 16th October 1964 the rest of band had only just recently learn to play their instruments. The band performed in bright yellow jackets with black turtle neck sweaters.

Songs Performed

Unknown; but it can be assumed it was British Invasion bands that were of interest to the band at this point.

1964 Unknown

??: USA - Letterman Talent Show, Cortez High School, Phoenix, Arizona
??: USA - Letterman Talent Show, Cortez High School, Phoenix, Arizona

1964 October

??: USA - Cortez High School, Phoenix, Arizona
A series of Lunch Time performances by the band for fellow students
23: USA - Pit and the Pendulum, Cortez High School, Phoenix, Arizona
A dance sponsored by Cortez High School Journalism Club

1965

??: USA - Lisa Hawks, Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party, Phoenix, Arizona

1965 February

09: USA - Washington Grad School Talent Show

1965 April

30: USA - Sears Dance Talent Competition, Phoenix, Arizona

1965 May

07: USA - Talent Show, Arizona

1965 June

01: USA - Pizza Pub, Phoenix, Arizona

1965 September

??: USA - VIP Lounge, Phoenix, Arizona

1965 November

??: USA - Phoenix Star Club, Phoenix, Arizona

Performing As The Spiders 1966 - 1967

At this point the band still consisted of Vincent Furnier, Dennis Dunaway, John Speer, John Tatum, Glen Buxton. Although John Tatum left in the Summer of '66 and was replaced by Michael Bruce.

The band recorded two single in the year that they were known as The Spiders. Why Don't You Love Me / Hitch Hike featuring the first line-up, and Don't Blow Your Mind / No Price Tag which was recorded with the second line-up; both singles are needless to say, very sought after. Of interest to those with shallow pockets, the Don't Blow Your Mind single was recently re-released by the Garage Greats, and Why Don't You Love Me was released as a 4-track single in 1998 by Sundazed. The band would perform with a big spider web as their backdrop.

Songs Performed

The band are still playing cover songs, but are starting to write their own material as well. SickthingsUK states that the following songs were being played by the band at this point: Lil' Red Rooster, Love that Dirty Water, Hey Mona!, Midnight Hour, Louie Louie, Route 66, Stormy Monday, 19th Nervous Breakdown, I'm a Man and Love Potion Number 9.

There are also bootleg recordings in circulation, either as demos or live, which include the following songs: Dear Dad (originally by Chuck Berry), I'm Cryin' (originally by The Animals), Surprise Suprise (originally by The Rolling Stones), Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going) (originally by The Rolling Stones), As Tears Go By (originally by The Rolling Stones), Baby Lets Wait (orginally by The Rascals), Talk Talk, Cheatin', I'm A Man, Smokestack Lightning, I Need You, Down The Road A Piece (originally by The Rolling Stones), Where You From (an original number, later to be known as Below Your Means), and Stop, Look and Listen (an original number).

1966 August

21: USA - Thrift City, Tucson, Arizona

1966 September

04: USA - VIP club, Jaycees, Phoenix (support Yardbirds)

1967 March

16: USA - VIP Club, Tucson, Arizona
26: USA - Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California
28: USA - Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California

1967 Unknown

??: USA - Hullabaloo Club, Los Angeles, California, USA

1967 May

??: USA - Gallup, New Mexico
??: USA - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Performing As The Nazz 1967 - 1968

At this point the band still consisted of Vincent Furnier, Dennis Dunaway, John Speer, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton. Although John Speer was to leave in late '67 to be replaced by Neal Smith. This line-up would remain until 1974, although additonal musicians were brought in to help out when Glen was experiencing problems. The name The Nazz was taken from the Yardbirds song called "The Nazz Are Blue". The name was changed in early 1968 when Todd Rundgeon's band of the same name started to gain some attention. The band recorded one single as The Nazz, Wonder Who's Loving Her Now / Lay Down And Die Goodbye which was released in 1967; another much sought after single.

Songs Performed:

More original material flowing in to the sets... a lot of material that would eventually show up on Pretties For You and Easy Action.

1967 August

22: USA - Cheetah Club, Venice, California [Poster 1 | Poster 2]
with The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band
23: USA - Cheetah Club, Venice, California [Poster]
with The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band
24: USA - Cheetah Club, Venice, California [Poster]
with The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band
25: USA - Cheetah Club, Venice, California [Poster]
with The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band
26: USA - Cheetah Club, Venice, California [Poster]
with The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band
27: USA - Cheetah Club, Venice, California [Poster]
with The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band

1967 September

01: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California [Poster]
with Buffalo Springfield, The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band
02: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
with Buffalo Springfield, The Watts, 103rd Street Rhythm Band

1967 October

27: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California [Poster]
28: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
29: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
31: USA - Los Angeles, California

1967 November

17: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California [Advert]
with Clear Light
18: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
with Clear Light
19: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
with Clear Light

1967 December

20: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
21: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
22: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
23: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California
24: USA - Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California

1968 Unknown (Early '68)

??: USA - Snoopy's, Phoenix, Arizona
??: USA - Philippo's Oddessey, Phoenix, Arizona
??: USA - The Fifth Estate, Phoenix, Arizona
??: USA - The Beau Brummel's Club, Phoenix, Arizona
??: USA - Encanto Park, Phoenix, Arizona [Poster]
??: USA - J.D's Riverbottom, Scottsdale, Arizona
??: USA - Bortz Brothers Studios, Tempe, Arizona

1968 March

??: USA - Cheetah, Los Angeles, California
Date could possibly be 6th, 13th, 20th, or the 27th

Tour Materials

Performing As Alice Cooper 1968-1974

At this point the band were now a cohesive unit, and there were no more changes to the bands official line-up. This would remain until early in 1974 when Alice Cooper the group disbanded to do their own projects and take some time off, never to return. The bands first gig as Alice Cooper was advertised as The Nazz, between the time the poster had been printed and the show was due to start, the band had changed its name. Their last gig as the Alice Cooper group was on 8th April 1974, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Songs Performed:

Unknown for sure, but at this point it's likely to be Pretties For You set list that is being performed.

1968 March

16: USA - Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California [Ticket]
First gig as ALICE COOPER; with Blue Cheer, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
27: USA - Thee Experience, Los Angeles, California
with Slim Harpo, Rockin' Foo - date could be wrong

1968 April

??: USA - Kaleidoscope, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California
Date could possibly be 21st or 28th, or 5th May

1968 May

01: USA - Cheetah, Los Angeles, California
23: USA - Phoenix Memorial Hall, Phoenix, Arizona
with Iron Butterfly
24: USA - Albuquerque, New Mexico
possibly the 25th as well

Tour Materials