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  ALICE COOPER DONATES $10,000 TO THE WACKEN FOUNDATION AS 'PARANORMAL' TOPS ALBUM CHARTS WORLDWIDE
8th July 2017



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It's a phenomenal time for Alice Cooper, whose new album 'Paranormal' topped the charts worldwide, just a day after the legendary rock icon took over the main stage at Wacken Open Air, the biggest Metal festival in the world, where he was greeted by over 80,000 excited fans.

Alice finished his performance with his version of Motörhead classic 'Ace Of Spades' and you can see what happened and watch the whole performance right here.

During the festival promoter's press conference, Alice was asked to share his memories of Lemmy and surprised everybody by offering a donation of $10,000 to the Wacken Foundation on one condition: the amount would be spent to give a new talented band the chance to record in a professional studio for the first time, to be one day "the new Alice" or "the new Lemmy".

Wacken founder Thomas Jensen then reciprocated by promising that he would offer the band the opportunity to play in front of the Wacken audience.

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Alice's new album, 'Paranormal', has entered the iTunes rock charts at number one in twelve countries and hit the top five in another twenty countries. These positions are among the highest for Alice in the last thirty years.

Alice's manager Shep Gordon commented:

"Working with the earMUSIC team made me remember the days when record companies really contributed to the work and success of an artist."

earMUSIC General Manager Max Vaccaro commented:

"Alice Cooper shaped the way rock music is today: incredible song-writing, dry humour, high level art references - so perfectly mixed with street codes and provocation –all qualities that anybody with a remote interest in popular music can find on Alice's historical albums.

"Shep Gordon's management and view of entertainment is art itself to our eyes: to think that we could write together a chapter of Alice's history is something we could not be prouder of."

After an absolutely stunning performance at Wacken last weekend, catching Alice on his forthcoming UK tour is an absolute must. The Mission and The Tubes are supporting and the dates are as follows.

11th November: Leeds - First Direct Arena
12th November: Glasgow - The SSE Hydro
14th November: Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena
15th November: Manchester - Manchester Arena
16th November: London – The SSE Arena, Wembley

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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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