Alice Cooper wants house of horrors theatre residency

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Alice Cooper says he’d love to have his own theatre production – with a shocking twist.

Cooper is known for his gory horror stage productions when he plays live. But he says he’d welcome a run of interactive theatre shows to give the audience the ultimate creepy experience.

Cooper tells the Chicago Tribune: “I’d like to have a residency in a theatre where you can control every sense, smell and touch.

“You could have a staged rock’n’roll show, make the seat have a little shocker in it, or make it where smell comes into the theatre or you feel something behind you. That would be fun.”

Last month, Cooper told Metal Hammer that rock stars should stay out of politics – but he says that poking fun at US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump by having replicas of them on stage when he plays Elected was an easy decision to make.

Cooper adds: “They’re more zombie-esque than the real ones. The audience dies laughing. I think rock’n’roll and politics should be as far as apart as anything – but you’re allowed to satirise it.

“It’s so easy, especially this election. I’m sure there are comedians coming out of retirement just for this.”

Alice Cooper’s live dates continue next week when he plays New Jersey’s Rock Carnival on September 30.

Alice Cooper remaining 2016 tour dates

Sep 30: Lakewood The Rock Carnival, NJ
Oct 02: Lakewood First Energy Park, NJ
Oct 04: Toledo Stranahan Theater, OH
Oct 05: Indianapolis Murat Theatre, IN
Oct 06: Milwaukee Theatre, WI
Oct 08: Ralston Arena, NE
Oct 09: Bemidji Sanford Center, MN
Oct 11: Winnipeg Burton Cummings Theatre, MB
Oct 12: Regina Conexus Arts Centre, SK
Oct 13: Lethbridge ENMAZ Centre, AB
Oct 15: Calgary Winsport Arena, AB
Oct 16: Penticton South Okanagan Event Center, BC
Oct 18: Victoria The Q Centre, BC
Oct 19: Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre, BC
Oct 20: Tacoma Emerald Queen Casino, WA
Oct 22: Portland Keller Auditorium, OR
Oct 25: Reno Grand Sierra Resort, NV
Oct 26: San Francisco The Warfield, CA
Oct 28: San Diego Harrah’s Resort SoCal, CA
Oct 29: Indio Fantasy Springs Casino Resort, CA
Oct 30: Hollywood Pantages Theatre, CA

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