Hands up, who is getting this? Alice Cooper is a BBG! favorite and today he's got a new DVD. I'm awful about my music DVDs. I get them...and then watch once and put away. I know people who watch the same concert DVD over and over again. I just don't have the patience. Still, I'd like to add this to my collection. Here's a release:
The godfather of shock rock captures the gore, the grit and the grand spectacle of his Theatre of Death Tour on a new live DVD filmed at the tour's stop at London’s legendary Hammersmith Apollo last year. The concert features all of the massive hits from "The Coop" including "School’s Out," "I’m Eighteen" and "Poison" in a no-holds barred performance the slogan for which is "They Keep Killing Him, He Keeps Coming Back." During the course of the performance Alice is "killed" no fewer than four times. Guillotine, gallows and other diabolical implements of death plus a cast of unique performers and henchman shock, terrify, amaze and, most importantly, entertain through the 90 minute concert. The Theatre of Death Tour has been lauded by fans and media alike. "As visually stunning and entertaining as the show is to look at, the real attraction is the music," noted Creative Loafing. In its Theatre of Death review, The Adelaide (Australia) Advertiser called Alice "one of modern music’s most timeless and consistent showmen." "Everyone’s favorite make-upped rock star is known for the elaborate ways in which he is killed at the end of his shows. So what could be better than a show where this happens not once, but four times?" queried The Schenectady Gazette. The Times of London characterized the Theatre of Death show as having "all the subtlety of a Boeing 747 loaded with nuclear weapons crashing into the Moon." It is estimated that the show has played to audiences worldwide totaling over one million since it was launched thirteen months ago.
Theatre of Death will be released through Bigger Picture Group on September 28, 2010 just in time for Halloween. It's Alice Cooper's seventh long-form video release, three of which have been Gold certified, joining seven Platinum albums, nine gold albums and two Gold singles over the course of a career that has spanned forty years. The Theater of Death DVD is packaged with a companion audio CD offering the consumer yet another way another way to make a killing, so to speak. Of special note is the fact that the audio was mixed Bob Ezrin, the legendary producer of such Alice Cooper album classics as Billion Dollar Babies, Welcome To My Nightmare, School’s Out and Love It To Death. The two recently joined forces again and are working together on an album of new material to be released next year.
Alice is currently reuniting with Rob Zombie for the Halloween Hootenanny Tour, building on the success of this year’s Gruesome Twosome Tour.