Alice Cooper has multiple projects on the go in 2018. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will launch a solo tour of North America in March, followed by a summer tour of Europe with Hollywood Vampires and then spend the summer working in the recording studio on the follow up to the rock supergroup's self-titled 2015 studio album.
Billboard reports on Feb. 15 that the pioneering shock-rocker has revealed that The Vamps, which features frontman Cooper along with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, plan to release an album of all original material for their as-yet-untitled sophomore release and are busy writing songs for the project. Their debut album featured a few originals, including “The Last Vampire,” “Raise the Dead” and My Dead Drunk Friends,” but focused mostly on covers of classic rock songs by legendary artists like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and The Doors.
"Everybody is writing right now," Cooper tells Billboard. "We probably won't get into the album until the summer, and then it'll go quickly because we've all got a lot of songs. Johnny (Depp) did five movies last year so he could free himself up for this, and the band's really anxious to get together."
Cooper's upcoming solo tour of North America will kick off March 1 in Windsor, Ont., at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace and will wrap up March 29 in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre in support of his support of his chart-topping 27th studio album Paranormal, which dropped on July 28 via Earmusic. Grab your Alice Cooper tickets at AXS.
Hollywood Vampires will hit the road on May 28 in Moscow at Olympisky. The world romp will include a first-ever tour of the U.K., which launches June 16 in Birmingham, England, at Genting Arena. Cooper and wraps up June 20 in London at The SSE Arena Wembley. Get your Hollywood Vampires tickets now at AXS.