Alice Cooper's son Dash will step into the spotlight with his band CO-OP later this year, when the band is scheduled to release its debut album.

Even though the self-titled CO-OP release, which is due in stores June 15, represents the band's first official album, they've been around for some time, building an audience through steady performing and recording. Although Dash Cooper's second-generation rocker status isn't exactly a secret, he insists it isn't something they've gone out of their way to exploit.

"We’ve been trying to do this on our own," Cooper told I'm Music Magazine. "Yes, I am Alice’s son, but it’s not one of those things that we’re going to absolutely rely on in order to get us to that next step. I think we have the talent to get there on our own and with that being said, we also love the input and direction that Alice gives us. He works with us every now and then and we jam with him; those are great times and we wouldn’t trade those for the world."

Still, those family connections proved fruitful. "Alice Cooper took Megadeth out on our first big tour, and we've always had a great relationship. Alice wrote the foreword to my book My Life with Deth," said EMP co-founder and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. "So it's been really exciting to be able to bring that relationship full circle and work with Dash and CO-OP, who have grown into an incredible rock band."

Fans can judge for themselves by listening to the CO-OP sampler above, and by catching CO-OP on one of the tour dates they've lined up for the spring. Look over the complete list of currently announced shows below, and visit the band's Facebook page for more information.

CO-OP 2018 Tour Dates
3/27 — Springfield, MO - Front of House Lounge
3/28 — St. Louis, MO - Firebird
3/29 — Joliet, IL - The Forge
3/30 — South Bend, IN - Cheers
3/31 — Chesterfield, MI - Diesel
4/03 — Waterloo, IA - Spicolis
4/04 — Harrisburg, SD - Phoenix Lounge
4/05 — Minneapolis, MN - Studio B
4/06 — Eau Claire, WI - The Playhouse
4/07 — Janesville, WI - The Back Bar
4/09 — Wichita, KS - The Elbow Room
4/15 — Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Bike Week
4/21 — Tucson, AZ - The Rock

 

 

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