NEW YORK (Billboard) - Alice Cooper will eschew his elaborate, highly theatrical stage show for his Bare Bones tour, kicking off July 12 at the Moondance Jam in Walker, Minn. Dates are scheduled through an Aug. 9 appearance at the Rockin' the Rivers festival in Three Forks, Mon.
Prior to the tour, Cooper will put the finishing touches on a new album. The as-yet-untitled set is due in the fall via Spitfire Records. He'll also play five shows in Europe, beginning July 3 in Wolverhampton, England. For full details, visit Cooper's official Web site (http://www.alicecooper.com).