STEVE HUNTER

Main Photo By Mark Maryanovich

The Welcome to My Nightmare Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Alice Cooper. The tour began on March 21, 1975, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, making its way across the States through to July, then onto Europe in August, ending on September 17 in Antwerp, Belgium. The tour was also supposed to include Australia and New Zealand in 1975 but was successfully banned by Australia's government of the day, only to eventually tour there in March and April 1977.

Photo Credit Bob Gruen

Photo Credit Yuichi Suglyama

Photo Credit John Peacock

​Setlist (roughly) 

1. Welcome to My Nightmare
2. Years Ago 
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Years Ago 
5. I'm Eighteen
6. Years Ago
7. Instrumental Medley: Halo of Flies/The Black Widow/Didn't we Meet?
8. Some Folks
9. Cold Ethyl
10. Only Women Bleed
11. Years Ago 
12. I Never Cry (1977 shows only)
13. Billion Dollar Babies
14. Devil's Food
15. The Black Widow
16. Steven
17. Welcome To My Nightmare (reprise)
18. Escape

Encore:
19. School's Out
20. Department of Youth

Itinary


1975 March
21: USA - Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan
24: USA - LC Walker Sports Arena, Muskegon, Michigan
25: USA - Brown County Arena, Green Bay, Wisconsin
27: USA - Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana
28: USA - IMA Auditorium, Flint, Michigan
29: USA - Erie County Fieldhouse, Erie, Pennsylvania
with Suzi Quatro

1975 April
01: USA - Chicago Stadium,
with Suzi Quatro
03: USA - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana 
04: USA - Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, Ohio
with Suzi Quatro
05: USA - Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan
with Suzi Quatro
06: USA - Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio 
with Suzi Quatro
08: USA - The Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan
with Suzi Quatro. SOLD OUT
10: USA - Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia
11: USA - Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia

12: USA - Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
13: USA - Omni, Atlanta, Georgia
with Suzi Quatro
17: USA - Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida 
with Suzi Quatro
18: USA - Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida
with Suzi Quatro
20: USA - Scope, Norfolk, Virginia
with Suzi Quatro
24: USA - Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland
with Suzi Quatro
25: USA - Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
with Suzi Quatro
26: USA - Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
27: USA - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut
with Suzi Quatro
29: USA - Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
with Suzi Quatro

1975 May
01: USA - Onondaga War Memorial, Syracuse, New York 
02: Canada - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario 
with Suzi Quatro
03: Canada - Civic Center, Ottawa 
with Suzi Quatro
04: USA - International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York 
05: USA - Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
14: USA - Kiel Auditorium, St Louis, Missouri
15: USA - Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri
16: USA - Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas 
17: USA - Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
18: USA - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas 
21: USA - Civic Auditorium Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee
22: USA - Municipal Auditorium, Louisville Kentucky
with Suzi Quatro. 
23: USA - Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee
24: USA - Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama
25: USA - Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee 
26: USA - Omni, Atlanta, Georgia 
27: USA - Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee
28: USA - Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama
29: USA - Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas
30: USA - Hirsh Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana
31: USA - Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1975 June
01: USA - Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas
05: USA - Monroe Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana
06: USA - Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi 
with Suzi Quatro
07: USA - City Park Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana
with Suzi Quatro
08: USA - Moody Coliseum, Dallas, Texas
12: USA - Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, California
13: USA - Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California 
Support Suzi Quatro cancelled this show
14: USA - Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona
15: USA - Sports Arena, San Diego, California
17: USA - Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, California
18: USA - Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, California 
20: USA - Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon 
21: USA - Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington
22: USA - Coliseum, Spokane, Washington
23: Canada - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia 
with Suzi Quatro. 
26: Canada - Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta
28: USA - Metropolitan Sports Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota
29: USA - Civic Center, Omaha, Nebraska


1975 July
02: Canada - Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg
03: USA - Arena Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota
04: USA - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa
06: USA - Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey 
09: USA - Capitol Centre, Largo, Maryland 
with Suzi Quatro
10: USA - Farm Show Arena, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
11: USA - Civic Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12: USA - Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey
with Johnny Winter, Leslie West, and James Gang
13: Canada - Forum, Montreal, Canada
15: USA - Broome County Veterans Arena, Binghamton, New York
16: USA - Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
27: USA - Louisiana Forum, Los Angeles, California

1975 August
31: Sweden - Gruna Lund, Stockholm


1975 September
01: Sweden - Scandinavium, Gothenburg
03: Denmark - Falkoner Theater, Copenhagen
04: Germany - Stadhalle, Bremen
05: Germany - Sporthalle, Bublingen, Stuttgart
06: Germany - Open Air Festival, Radstadium, Ludwigshafen
with Status Quo and UFO
07: Austria - Stadthalle, Vienna
08: Germany - Cirkus Krone, Munchen
11: UK - Empire Pool, Wembley, London 
Filmed for use in the Welcome To My Nightmare film.
12: UK - Empire Pool, Wembley, London 
Filmed for use in the Welcome To My Nightmare film.
14: UK - Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, England
16: France - La Vilette, Paris
17: Belgium - Sportpaleis, Antwerpen
19: Germany - Ernst Menk, Hamburg [CANCELLED]
20: Germany - Westhaller, Bortmund [CANCELLED]

1975 December 
13: USA - Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Opening night included a guest appearance by Vincent Price
14: USA - Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
15: USA - Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
16: USA - Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
17: USA - Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
18: USA - Sahara Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Alice Cooper ​'Welcome To My Nightmare Tour' 1975

So many memories of this tour, some repeatable some not.

Alice had his own airplane on this one and there was a lot of Poker playing and fun going on.  When they flew into Berlin Alice was met by a police escort but it looked a bit like the Gestapo had come to greet the band. 

Memories of the shows, the flights and the fun, a lot of which will be covered in Steve's up coming Articles on the subject in Guitar Player Magazine as part of his monthly column. 


​Steve did not do the Australian leg of this tour in 1977 as he was touring with Peter Gabriel, his place was very ably taken by Bob Kulick.


The Empire Pool, London shows in the September were filmed for what became the Nightmare Video/DVD.


Welcome To My Nightmare Tour


Band and Performers

Alice Cooper

Steve Hunter - Guitar

Dick Wagner - Guitar

Prakash John - Bass

Jozef Chirowski - Keyboards

Whitey Glan- Drums​​

Vincent Price  Spider Voice (voice)
Ethyl (as Sheryl Goddard)
Robyn Blythe ... Bat Woman 
Gene Montoya ... Voodoo Man (as Eugene Montoya)
Uchi Sugiyama ...Frog Man