Dallas, TX – Alice Cooper was unstoppable at The Toyota Music Factory on Wednesday evening. The 71-year-old rocker continues to put on a high-thrill, nightmarish show. Surrounded by talented musicians and outlandish stage props, the Alice Cooper show is over the top theatrical performance.
The show seemed to be doomed with many tickets still available on the day of the show but, like voodoo, the Alice Cooper fans nabbed all those tickets hours before the show and showed up in masses.
Alice Cooper has always been an innovator with concept type music and shows. Wednesday was no exception with elaborate staging and a thrilling performance. A Cooper show involves knives, baby dolls, swords, a guillotine, a ghostly bride and, of course, dazzling guitarist Nita Strauss.
Elaborate props and theatrical hijinks fill the entire show. During Coopers 1973 hit “Billion Dollar Babies” a catapult was wheeled out on stage by masked men who fired confetti and fake dollar bills into the crowd. Cooper came out in a straight jacket during the intro to “Steven” and was eventually taken captive by two childish-looking ghouls who had him beheaded in the guillotine. Shortly thereafter, Cooper emerges from a coffin door and sings “Escape” from his 1975 album Welcome To My Nightmare.
Wednesday evening Cooper pulled out some oldies not heard live in many years. “Roses On White Lace” from 1987’s Raise Your Fist and Yell featuring Cooper’s wife in a white bloodied dress and ghostly white face. For hardcore Cooper fans this was quite the treat, as Cooper has not played this song live since 1988.
Alice Cooper and his amazing support band played a total of 21 hits Wednesday with little break between songs. The songs, the stage setup and Cooper’s unstoppable energy was horrifically amazing.
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