When Alice Cooper returns to our shores he will have just concluded an international run taking him to such faraway places as New Zealand, Australia. Singapore and Jakarta as well as Europe and the U.K. New dates begin with Huntington, W.Va., at the Keith-Albee Theatre Nov. 27; Albany, N.Y., at the Palace Theatre Nov. 30; Atlantic City, N.J., at the House Of Blues Dec. 2; and Bridgeport, Conn., at The Klein Dec. 3.

There are also a few Ontario stops on the schedule with Alice playing Kingston’s K-Rock Centre Dec. 5; Kitchener’s Centre In The Square Dec. 6 and Oshawa at the General Motors Centre Dec. 7. Returning to the states, Alice appears in Merrillville, Ind., at the Star Plaza Theatre Dec. 9; Erie, Pa., at Warner Theatre Dec. 10; Cincinnati at Taft Theatre Dec. 12; Atlanta at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center Dec. 13; and Orlando, Fla., at the Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live Dec. 14.

Thursday night Alice makes his long-awaited return to famed West Hollywood venue Whisky A Go-Go. The last time he played there was in 1969 when he and his band shared the bill with a Brit band that was just beginning to make a name for itself.

“The Whisky had an option for a return engagement, but we got busy and it just slipped our minds,” Alice said in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek statement. “No, seriously, the Whisky gig we did with Led Zeppelin is something we all talk about to this day. It’s going to be amazing to go back as a straight ahead LA bar band … We might even take requests. I figure, if we could do it in London, we can do it at the Whisky. And it’s LA, so you never know who else might show up.”

Alice’s remark about London was in reference to a gig he played earlier this summer at the 100 Club where he was joined by “guest guitarist” Johnny Depp. The gig was awarded four stars by The London Times and Kerrang described it as “amazing” and “priceless.”

Many shows go up this weekend. Check out AliceCooper.com for more information.