Cooper, Zombie, Join Up For ‘Gruesome Twosome’ Tour

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper hit the road beginning in April for a brief outing that seems so natural that you gotta wonder why no one has thought of this before.

“The Gruesome Twosome Tour” begins April 26 in Winnipeg at the MTS Center and wraps May 4 in Wyoming at the Casper Events Center. In between those two dates look for the horror rockers to play Saskatoon at the Credit Union April 27; Edmonton at Rexall Place April 28; Calgary at the Stampede Corral April 29; Vancouver at Pacific Coliseum May 1 and Kennewick, Wash., at the Toyota Center May 2.

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Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C.

“The dream or the nightmare comes true!” Zombie said. “Me and The Coop have been talking about touring together for the last 15 years and finally the moment is here. This will be without a doubt a Rock & Roll Spooktacular for all the cool ghouls.”

Cooper will present his “Theatre of Death” production during the “Gruesome Twosome Tour” tour and is preparing to release a live DVD – “Theatre of Death” – filmed in London last year. “The Coop” also hosts a weekly syndicated radio show – “Nights With Alice Cooper.”

Zombie’s been busy as well. His latest album – Hellbilly Deluxe 2 – is a bestseller, and the artist’s latest horror flick – “Halloween 2” – was one of the top horror films of 2009, grossing more than $37 million to date. The musician/director makes his television directorial debut with an episode of “CSI: Miami” scheduled to air March 1.

Zombie also has a pretty busy touring schedule after the “Gruesome Twosome” road trip concludes and will embark on the “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” tour with Korn, Hatebreed, Lamb Of God, Atreyu, Shadows Fall, Five Finger Death Punch, Chimaira, Norma Jean and In This Moment beginning July 10 in Devore, Calif.

Tickets for several “Gruesome Twosome” stops go on sale this weekend with pre-sales firing up as early as tomorrow. For more information, click here for Rob Zombie’s Web site and here for Alice Cooper’s little piece of Web real estate.