Alice Cooper documentary to premiere in London next week

Alice Cooper Band
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The first UK showing of the documentary Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper, will take place in East London next week.

The film focusses on a rare live performance from the original Alice Cooper band, which took place at the Good Records store in Dallas in 2015. The soundtrack of the show was released as a Record Store Day Black Friday release in 2018.

The premiere will take place at the Castle Cinema in Hackney, London, on Wednesday October 9, and be attended by former Alice Cooper bass player Dennis Dunaway. Dunaway will also premiere his short film, Cold, Cold Coffin, which tells the story of wealthy tycoon who discovers that his young wife married him for money. 

Also in attendance will be Cindy Smith Dunaway, who created the band’s early glam look, current Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie, Good Records store owner Chris Penn, and Cold, Cold Coffin director Brian Cichocki.

The evening will also feature a Q&A session hosted by Classic Rock journalist and long-time Alice Cooper expert Ian Fortnam. Tickets are on sale now

The UK premiere is followed by one in Los Angeles at the W Hotel in Hollywood on October 14, where the same line-up of special guests will be joined by original Alice Cooper band member Michael Bruce.

This event will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Howie Pyro (Intoxica Radio/Danzig/D Generation) and Keith Morris, author and singer from Off!, Flag, Circle Jerks and Black Flag. Tickets are on sale now.

Alice Cooper kicks off the UK leg of his Ol' Black Eyes Is Back tour this evening in Manchester, and plays London on October 10. Full dates below.

Alice Cooper Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back UK tour
Oct 04: Manchester Arena 
Oct 05: Aberdeen Event Complex
Oct 07: Leeds First Direct Arena
Oct 08: Brighton Centre
Oct 10: London The O2
Oct 11: Birmingham Resorts World Arena 
Oct 12: Cardiff Arena

Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper

(Image credit: Good Records Films)
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.