In my crate digging, I keep running in to Tour Books and of course, I keep buying them because I think they are cool time capsules of a band. This time around, I found 2 Alice Cooper Tour Books. And these are vintage as they were both from the 70’s and they look it. The first one we have here is from Alice’s biggest and best album, ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’, from 1975. The next one up is the Tour Book for the Guilty Tour also known as King of the Silver Screen Tour which began on June 19, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California and ended on August 30, 1977 at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
The Band had a cast of characters and included the following host of people:
- Alice Cooper
- Steve Hunter – Guitar
- Dick Wagner – Guitar
- Prakash John – Bass
- Fred Mandel – Keyboards
- Whitey Glan – Drums
The tour was in support of the Lace and Whisky album and featured a stage set designed as a giant TV. The TV had slits in the screen where Cooper and his dancers jumped in and out along to filmed choreographed sequences during the songs. They even went so far as to have hilarious mock commercials screened in between some songs. When you go see Alice Cooper you definitely get a show!
The average set list on the tour was as follows:
- Under My Wheels
- Billion Dollar Babies
- I’m Eighteen
- Sick Things
- Is It My Body
- Devil’s Food
- The Black Widow
- You and Me
- Only Women Bleed
- Unfinished Sweet
- I Love the Dead
- Go to Hell
- Wish You Were Here
- I Never Cry
- It’s Hot Tonight
- Lace and Whiskey
- King of the Silver Screen
- School’s Out (Encore)
Are you ready to see the pictures? Well of course you are…And remember this is Alice Cooper and that is what you get in these pictures…a lot of Alice…
Then you get a a questionnaire all about Alice…
And now get a Alice the P.I….
And then it is time for the concert/tour credits…
But that ain’t all…still one more set…and is it just me or is Alice on a carousel the most frightening thing you’ve ever seen?
And last, but certainly not least…the Back Cover!!!
And there you have it. The complete 1977 Tour Book for the Guilty / King of the Silver Screen Tour. Thanks for hanging around.
Here is a list of all the Tour Books we have reviewed over the years. Links are provided so you can go see some history.
- Welcome To My Nightmare Tour (1975)
- Guilty Tour (1977)
Kiss Tour Book Series:
- Animalize Tour (1984)
- Asylum Tour (1985)
- Alive / Worldwide Tour (1996-1997)
- Alive / Worldwide Tour Special Edition (1997)
- World Domination Tour (2003-2004
- 40th Anniversary Tour – Decades of Decibels (2014)
- End of the Road Tour (2019)