Alice Cooper and earMUSIC are celebrating the worldwide chart success of “Paranormal”.
The album has been produced by long-time Cooper producer Bob Ezrin for earMUSIC, the rock label part of the Edel AG group, which markets and distributes the album worldwide through its international network.
“Paranormal” features guests as Larry Mullen (U2, who plays on 9 of the 12 new songs), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Deep Purple´s Roger Glover as well as a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.
Media and fans worldwide have praised the album as a return to Cooper’s early years rock and roll sound.
Some of the chart positions achieved by the album so far are among the highest for Alice Cooper in the last 30 years:
Australia: #4 (highest chart entry in 39 years).
Germany: #4 (highest charts entry in 45 years since the classic “School’s Out”).
USA: #6 current album charts (#32 Billboard 200, #1 Hard Music Albums, #3 Current Physical).
UK: #6 (highest chart entry in 23 years) / #1 Rock Charts #1 independent Charts.
Sweden: #6 (highest charts entry in 28 years since the smash hit album “Trash” in 1989)
Finland: #9 (best charts entry ever) #1 physical album sales.
On release date, “Paranormal” climbed the iTunes rock charts at #1 in 12 countries and the Top5 in 20 countries.
Alice Cooper´s manager Shep Gordon commented “Working with the earMUSIC team made me remember the days when record companies really contributed to the work and success of an artist”.
JUST BEFORE PERFORMING IN FRONT OF 80 000 EXCITED FANS AT WACKEN OPEN AIR
COOPER DONATES $10 000 USD TO THE ´WACKEN FOUNDATION´ TO FIND “THE NEW ALICE”
Just one day after Alice Cooper´s triumphal return at the top of the charts, the legendary rock icon took over the main stage at Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival of its kind, where he was greeted by over 80 000 excited fans.
This year´s edition of Wacken was dedicated to the memory of Motorhead´s Lemmy who has been a long-time friend of Cooper. Alice closed his show with a joyful version of Motorhead´s classic “Ace Of Spades”.
When asked to share his memories of Lemmy, during the festival promoter’s press conference, Alice Cooper surprised everybody by offering a donation of $10 000 USD to the Wacken Foundation on one condition:
the amount would be spent to give a new talented band the chance to record in a professional studio for the first time, to be one day “the new Alice” or “the new Lemmy”.
Wacken´s founder Thomas Jensen then “relaunched” by promising that he would offer the band the opportunity to play in front of the Wacken´s audience.
Paranormal Is Out Now!
Alice Cooper will be touring Australia in October, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his first Australian tour!
Joining him is the one and only Ace Frehley.
Tuesday, October 17: Perth Arena, Perth
Thursday, October 19: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide ** SOLD OUT
Friday, October 20: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne ** SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 21: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Monday, October 23: AIS Arena, Canberra
Tuesday, October 24: Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Wednesday, October 25: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ** NEW VENUE