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Alice Cooper and Halestorm co-headline Allentown and Camden shows with Scranton’s Motionless In White on July 17 and Aug. 16

Alice Cooper and Halestorm co-headline Allentown and Camden shows with Scranton’s Motionless In White on July 17 and Aug. 16
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From a press release:

Rock icon Alice Cooper and Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm have announced a co-headlining amphitheater tour across North America this summer.

Produced by Live Nation, the 19-city tour will kick off on Wednesday, July 17 at the PPL Center (701 Hamilton St., Allentown) and make stops in Detroit, Chicago, Houston, and more before wrapping up on Friday, Aug. 16 at the BB&T Pavilion (1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ). Scranton metal band Motionless In White will be the supporting act on all dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. until Thursday, March 7 at 10 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass program. Fan club and VIP pre-sales will be available Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, March 7 at 10 p.m.

“We’ve played festivals with Halestorm, including Rock in Rio, and now I’m excited about doing this summer tour with Lzzy and the band – can’t wait to get to the first show,” Alice Cooper said.

“We are beyond excited to announce our new tour with the man who burnt the rule book on rock ‘n’ roll… Alice Cooper,” said Lzzy Hale, frontwoman of Halestorm. “Alice is our A in the ABCs of rock music, and we are honored to be sharing the stage with such a legend and his incredible band. School’s definitely out!”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cooper will bring an all-new show for the summer 2019 tour. Dubbed “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back,” it will have a very different look than recent tours. New music from Cooper is expected in time for the tour, once again produced by his longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who most recently produced 2017’s acclaimed “Paranormal” album, featuring friends like ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, as well as original Alice Cooper band members Neal Smith, Dennis Dunaway, and Michael Bruce. Cooper’s most recent release, the live album “A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris,” was released by earMUSIC in 2018.

In addition to recording and touring both on his own and with the Hollywood Vampires (with his pals Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Johnny Depp), he continues his nightly syndicated radio show “Nights with Alice Cooper,” heard worldwide on over 100 radio stations.

Founded in Red Lion in York County, Pennsylvania, Grammy-Award winning rock band Halestorm released their fourth full-length album, “Vicious,” last year. Called a “muscular, adventurous, and especially relevant rock record” by Rolling Stone, “Vicious” earned the band their second Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song “Uncomfortable,” the band’s fourth No. 1 on rock radio.

Fronted by the incomparable Lzzy Hale and named Loudwire’s 2018 Rock Artist of the Year, Halestorm has earned a reputation as a powerful live music force, headlining sold-out shows and topping festival bills around the world.

Since 2006, Motionless In White has won over audiences around the globe with their aggressive music and arresting imagery, rapidly rising to the upper echelon of modern rock. Albums such as 2010’s “Creatures” and 2012’s “Infamous” would galvanize a rabid fan base around the band – currently comprised of lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, and drummer Vinny Mauro.

Motionless In White’s 2014 LP, “Reincarnate,” reached new heights, bowing at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 and claiming No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. “Graveyard Shift,” the band’s latest album, arrived in 2017 to critical acclaim, once again topping Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart led by the Top 20 Active Rock hit “Loud (Fuck It),” as well as the thunderous singles “Eternally Yours” and “Necessary Evil.”

“Motionless In White make sure to leave no gravestone unturned as they explore the vast underworld of rock,” declared Alternative Press, while Rock Sound avowed, “Every cut brings something new to the table… tugging at the heartstrings one moment and cutting straight to the bone the next.”

Recently, the band sold out their first hometown club show in nearly 10 years at Levels in Scranton on Dec. 22, 2018.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Alice Cooper performing at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre last year here, Halestorm playing at the 2016 Rock Carnival in New Jersey here and the 2016 Rock’N Derby in New York here, and MIW live at the 2018 Vans Warped Tour in Scranton here.