Jul 022012
 

Drummer Glen Sobel has been forced to take a temporary leave of absence from the Alice Cooper band due to a persisitent neck injury. Taking over drum duties for Sobel is veteran drummer Jonathan Mover whose credits include Joe SatrianiFUEL and GTR, among many others.

Commented Alice Cooper: “Glen Sobel‘s been having some neck problems, and has been playing the shows in a lot of pain. Because of this, he needs to take a short break to heal. Luckily for us, and for you,Jonathan Mover (from the ‘Trash’ tour and the ‘Trashes The World’ live concert video) was available to help out on short notice. We rehearsed with Jonathan yesterday in New York City and we’re all excited about tonight’s show in Camden with him. We’re looking forward to having Glenback soon.” 

Said Glen: “I’ll be off the Alice tour for a few weeks. I’ve played the last several shows on pain meds due to an inflamed neck situation. We’ve had some of the best shows on tour with Iron Maiden, so I wanted to do everything I could to stay in the game. I need to get back to L.A., have this treated, and then return to finish out our tour dates. In the meantime, my main man Jonathan Mover, an Alice band alumni himself, will be sitting on the drum throne covering for me. I have the utmost confidence that he will deliver the goods along with all my brothers (and sister) in the Alice band. Don’t worry about me, I’ll be back sooner than later.”

Alice Cooper and band will be joining up with British metal titans Iron Maiden for a month of shows starting June 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tour dates are listed below.

US/CANADA
July 02, 2012 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
July 04, 2012 Summer Fest – Marcus Amphitheater , Milwaukee, WI
July 05, 2012 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
July 08, 2012 Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, QC Canada
July 11, 2012 Centre Bell, Montreal, QC Canada
July 13, 2012 Molson Amphitheatre,Toronto, ON Canada
July 14, 2012 Bayfest, Sarnia, ON Canada
July 16, 2012 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
July 18, 2012 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
July 19, 2012 Klipsch Music Centre, Noblesville, IN
July 21, 2012 Rock Fest, Cadott, WI

EUROPE
July 27, 2012 Suikerock, Tienen, Belgium
July 28, 2012 Rock Of Ages Festival, Seebronn, Germany
July 30, 2012 Civic Arena, Milan, Italy
August 02, 2012 Festival de Carcassonne, Carcassonne, France
August 03, 2012 Rock Oz’ Arenes Festival, Avenches, Switzerland
August 05, 2012 Zappanale, Bad Doberan, Germany
August 07, 2012 Wrightegaarden, Langesund, Norway
August 08, 2012 Liseberg amusement Park, Gothenburg, Sweden
August 10, 2012 Skogsrojet, Rejmyre, Sweden
August 12, 2012 Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Walton-On-Trent, England

Related articles:
‘Alice Cooper’ Drummer ‘Glen Sobel’ Talks Gear In New Video Interview [Feb. 2011]
‘Glen Sobel’ Posts 2011 World Tour Video Recap [Feb. 2012]
‘Glen Sobel’ Unveils New MyDentity Kit [June 2012]
‘Alice Cooper’ Helps Raise More Than $700,000 For Brain Cancer Research [June 2012]

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