Alice Cooper Schedule
Known as the Godfather of Shock Rock, singer Alice Cooper rose to fame in the '70s, flabbergasting
audiences with his lurid, often ghastly stage shows.
Alice Cooper loved to tour but earned an unsavory reputation wherever
he went. His theatrical stunts and radical looks certainly caused an upheaval but created a tremendous fan base at the same
These days, Cooper has mellowed maybe just a little bit but still puts on a hell of a show! To find out where
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Alice Cooper Background
The son of a pastor, Vincent Damon Furnier, aka Alice Cooper, was born in Detroit. When
he was 12 years old, his family relocated to California and eventually to Arizona.
Cooper started a love affair with
music early on and in high school he founded his first rock band. The group was initially dubbed the Earwigs and eventually
became the Spiders. They covered the rock greats of the day like the Who, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
sapping the local club scene, the band decided to relocate to L.A., where like many musicians, hoped to make the big time.
At this point, the band had already crafted a sound brimming with angst, which critics at first despised. But with Cooper
at the helm, the band's music drew the attention of Frank Zappa. Zappa signed the young Cooper on to a contract.
1969, the group, which had now renamed their band Alice Cooper, debuted its first album called Pretties for You. The album
Easy Action arrived a year later.
Almost overnight, Alice Cooper garnered a reputation for its over-the-top, extreme
stage performances. One story that is still most associated with Alice Cooper's outrageous stage antics was of a fan throwing
a live chicken on to the stage. As the story goes, Cooper picked up the chicken and threw it into the air. When it came down
into the crowd, the chicken was allegedly ripped to shreds. Another version of the story claims that Cooper killed the chicken
himself and then consumed its blood.
It was not uncommon for Alice Cooper to have electric chairs and fake guillotines
as props for their live shows. Alice Cooper additionally included theatrics like "killing" dolls.
Warner Bros. inked
a deal with Alice Cooper, the band, in 1971. Over the span of several years, the band produced a string of hits, such as School's
Out (1972); Killer (1972); Billion Dollar Babies (1973); and Muscle of Love (1974).
When Alice Cooper left the band
in 1974, he took the name with him. In 1975, he came out with his debut solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare. The album spawned
commercial success and praise, as did his 1976 album, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell.
But his personal life was a mess. Drugs
and fatigue landed him in a New York sanatorium. Cooper eventually became a born-again Christian and even became obsessed
His music, however, did not experience the same type of comeback. His albums from 1981 and 1982 weren't his
best works. But in 1989, his album Trash found its way back to the charts.
Cooper has experienced a wide range of successes
since then that have included film credits and his well-received syndicated radio show, Nights With Alice Cooper.
2006, Cooper was presented with the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock and Roll of Honor event. In December of that same
year, he and the original band members reunited to perform six tunes at Christmas Pudding, Cooper's annual charity event.
years later, Cooper and his former bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Since he pierced the music scene decades ago, shock rock trailblazer Alice Cooper has released 26 studio
albums, 10 live albums, close to 50 singles and 21 compilation albums. Six of his studio albums have claimed platinum certification
in the U.S., while two of them have claimed gold certification.
Alice Cooper Trivia
Although Alice Cooper's
career experienced highs and lows, he managed to come out ahead. In 2003, Alice Cooper was presented with a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame.A year later, he began broadcasting his radio show Nights with Alice Cooper. The show is played on close to 100
radio stations across the nation and Canada as well as around the globe.
Alice Cooper Concert Experience
an Alice Cooper concert, and you can always expect great songs, stunning theatrics and a huge crowd response. As the rock
legend braces for his fourth decade of touring, he still brings plenty of game to the stage.
With songs like House of
Fire, Million Dollar Babies and Hello Hooray complemented with Cooper's showmanship, you can expect a stellar concert experience!
can also expect to see fans surround you falling in the age bracket of five to 65.
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