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  ALICE COOPER'S HALLOWEEN NIGHT OF FEAR - NOW ADDED: ARTHUR BROWN AND NEW YORK DOLLS
19th September 2011

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Alice Cooper and his band of freaks are taking back Halloween... WITH ADDED FIRE!

Alice Cooper has announced that following last year's successful reclamation of London's Halloween celebrations with his two nights at Camden's Roundhouse, this year he will go even bigger and better.

Alice and his loyal fans, friends and assorted freaks will be descending on the capital's Alexandra Palace on 29th October to entertain and shock the nation.

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This year, Alice has invited the 'God Of Hellfire' to join him, the incredible, 'Crazy' Arthur Brown. The man who first set his head on fire in the name of rock 'n' roll, Arthur and his band, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, were to the 1960s what Alice was to the 1970s - the realization of a whole new possibility in music, the chance to bring theatre, shock and awe into the live performance.

His 1968 Number 1 'Fire' and it's proclamation "I am the God of Hellfire and I bring you FIRE!' had a massive influence on Alice and a generation.

"We have a fire theme this year and we're in the UK - I couldn't NOT invite Arthur Brown," says Alice, "This is a guy who set his head on fire on TV. Can you imagine the young Alice Cooper watching that with all his make-up and hellish performance? It was like all my Halloweens come at once! He was like Screaming Jay Hawkins on... Fire!"

The pair will join the fire breathers, angle-grinders, stilt walkers and other freaks in the spookily decorated gothic, Victorian, Alexandra Palace. Arthur will be joining Alice on stage to duet and promises a hair-raising finale to his performance...

Alice Cooper once again takes control of Halloween this year, bringing all the thrills, blood spills, guts and gore we can take as Alice Cooper's Halloween Night Of Fear hits the UK.

Following last year's outstanding Halloween gigs at London's Roundhouse, which left fans gasping for more, Alice takes to the road in the UK, extending his reign of terror to Sheffield, Bristol, Birmingham, London´s Alexandra Palace, Manchester and Glasgow.

But the insatiable Alice wants more. In London, he called together the spectacular ghouls, depraved weirdos and the hottest fire starters. Taking on the role of a sadistic Simon Cowell, he hunted down spectacular fire acts and VERY bizarre performance artists to bring that hellishly warm glow to the night.

"It takes a lot to shock me," says Alice, "But even my stomach was churning. Britain really has got freaks. That's what's Halloween is all about. It's my favourite time of the year. Bring on the gore!"

The night will be London's largest costume party with cash prizes. Last year at the Roundhouse, hundreds of people showed up in costume... this year thousands.

The legendary New York Dolls join as support and Alice's band has been described as the best he has ever worked with. Lou Reed and original Alice sideman Steve Hunter has joined to present an unprecedented three guitar attack, pushing the group to new heights.

New album 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare', the sequel to 1975's classic 'Welcome To My Nightmare' will be released prior to the gigs, in September. Once again produced with Bob Ezrin, it will feature in the new shows. The original spawned a worldwide, full theatrical tour so expect Alice's comic book cruelty to be taken up a notch.

OCTOBER 2011

TUESDAY 25 SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
WEDNESDAY 26 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
THURSDAY 27 BIRMINGHAM NIA*
SATURDAY 29 LONDON ALEXANDRA PALACE*
SUNDAY 30 02 APOLLO MANCHESTER*
MONDAY 31 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM*

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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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