When: Wed., Feb. 11, 8 p.m. 2015
SPONSORED -- Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. With a schedule that includes six months each year on the road, Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie. The Alice Cooper band was discovered in 1969. Their collaboration with young record producer Bob Ezrin led to the break-through third album Love It to Death which hit the charts in 1971, followed by Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, and Muscle of Love. Each new album release was accompanied by a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show. In 1975, Cooper released his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare that was accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour. Alice's solo career skyrocketed in the late 1970's, with a succession of hit singles, including "You & Me," and classic albums, including Lace And Whiskey and From The Inside, and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours. In the ‘80’s Cooper explored different sounds, highlighted by the new wavish album Flush The Fashion, the heavy metal Constrictor and Raise Your Fist And Yell, and then 1989’s melodic hard rock album Trash, which featured the massive hit single “Poison” and became his biggest selling album and single worldwide In the new millennium, Cooper has been very productive and busy, writing, recording and releasing the new albums including 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare, plus Old School 1964-1974, a box set celebrating the original band. Alice has been touring consistently, year in and year out, averaging over 80 concerts annually, both within the USA and internationally, with his band which features the three guitar attack of guitar stars Nita Strauss, Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henriksen, plus the rhythm section of drummer Glen Sobel and longtime bassist Chuck Garric. Alice was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in March 2011. With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn't achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards.