Alice Cooper Review

Alice Cooper: Still Shocking.

Alice Cooper delivered an evening of shock rock at the Midland June 15th. A packed crowd of at least 2,000 people rocked out to Cooper’s classic songs all night long.

At 64, Cooper still continues to surprise and create a strange, entrancing spectacle. He brought the black widow costume, snake and gigantic Frankenstein creature with him. The theatrical highlight of the show was when Cooper cut his own head off with a guillotine. Then, dressed as his own executioner, he made out with his own freshly chopped off head. It was genuinely disturbing.
However, all the props in the world don’t mean anything if you don’t have quality songs. The 90-minute show focused on Alice Cooper’s classic singles. Rocking versions of “Poison” and “School’s Out” were highlights. It was one of the hardest rocking shows I’ve witnessed all year. The intricate guitar work during “Halo of Flies” was especially devastating.
A rabid version of “Elected” ended the show with Cooper waving a massive American flag in a blur of confetti. It felt strangely patriotic. Alice Cooper proved that you’re never too old to rock and shock.
Setlist: The Black Widow; Brutal Planet; I’m Eighteen; Under My Wheels; Billion Dollar Babies; No More Mr. Nice Guy; Hey Stoopid; Is It My Body; Halo of Flies; I’ll Bite Your Face Off; Muscle of Love; Only Women Bleed; Cold Ethyl; Feed My Frankenstein; Caffeine; Poison; Wicked Young Man; I Love the Dead; School’s Out. Encore: Elected.

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