Alice Cooper talked about canceled and rescheduled live shows because of the global pandemic during his latest interview with Forbes. He revealed that he had to find a new plan for himself and his crew.

No one can deny that the global pandemic has changed the way people work, communicate, and even live. So, for almost two years, musicians and bands couldn’t perform live concerts due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions all around the world for public health.

Concerts and tours can be considered as one of the main sources of money for these artists but not just for them. They mostly hire thousands of people to serve as their crew so canceled tours mean unemployment and financial struggle for them. However, Alice Cooper found a way to help them get through this process.

The musician stated that he knew they wouldn’t go back to the stage for a while because of the COVID-10 outbreak. Therefore, Cooper decided to save some money for his employees to financially support them during these hard times. He highlighted that they are a team to draw attention to his crew’s importance to him.

In Cooper’s words, he said:

“Oh my gosh. When we saw this coming, we put money aside for our crew. We could see that it was… something. So we put money aside as a backup for them. Because we knew that their unemployment would run out, you know? Then they’d have something to go to. I think all responsible bands did that. Hopefully.

Because these are people we live with. We work with them every day. The guys that run the stage are as important as the guys that play guitar. So we made sure that everybody was covered. That was really important. Hey, we thought this thing was gonna last a month! 18 months?! Unreal.”

Finally, Alice Cooper started his Detroit Stories Tour on September 17, 2021, and in New Jersey, and ended on October 23, 2021, in Georgia. He will go back to the stage in January 2022.