Alice Cooper may be currently on tour in Europe, but he hasn't forgotten his fans back home. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has put together a Thanksgiving video to express gratitude to all his friends, family, associates and fans on this U.S. national holiday.
The pioneering shock-rocker posted the holiday greetings clip on Nov. 23 at his official YouTube channel. The video comes on the heels of being recently announced among the nominees for the 2018 class of the prestigious 2018 Songwriters of Hall of Fame.
The 1:43 minute video opens with an animated Cooper character, decked out in a Quaker hat and makeup, standing in a prison cell next to a turkey with its neck in a guillotine. The visuals are pure Cooper shock-rock, but the message of gratitude is sincere despite the occasional frivolity.
“First of all you gotta be thankful for life itself,” says Cooper. “I mean...you know...we could be floating around in outer space if that's the way God wanted it.”
The multi-platinum seller cites a long list of people he's grateful for, which includes his backing band, his wife, his mom, his radio show and – of course – his fans. It will come as no surprise that at the end of the video, the turkey gets the chop. Fans can check out the “School's Out” hitmaker's full Thanksgiving message above.
Cooper and band are currently touring Europe behind his latest chart-topping studio album Paranormal, which dropped on July 28 via Earmusic. The current leg continues on Nov. 23 in Berlin at The Tempodrom and wraps up Dec. 7 in Paris at The Olympia.
Cooper's next U.S. appearance will take place on Dec. 9 in his hometown of Phoenix at the Celebrity Theatre as part of the star-studded 16th annual Christmas Pudding benefit concert. His upcoming U.S. winter tour, dubbed “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper,” will launch March 1 in Windsor, Ont., at The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace and will wrap up March 29 in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre.