At F.M. Kirby Center – MARCH 10
public on-sale: on friday (10/13) at 10 am
tickets – $94.50 / $84.50 / $64.50 / $54.50
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or the FM Kirby Center club box Office (570) 826 – 1100
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Alice Cooper Returns to the FM Kirby Center this March
Rock Legend returns to Wilkes-Barre in support of his new album, Paranormal
January 19, 2016 (Wilkes-Barre, PA) – Just announced today, Rock 107 presents AliceCooper’s return to the F.M. Kirby Center Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m., as part of the Kirby Center’s PNC Celebrity Series.
Tickets go on sale this Friday the 13th of October at 10:00 a.m. and will available through the Kirby Center box office, online at www.kirbycenter.org and charge by phone at (570) 826-1100. There will be a Kirby Member pre-sale starting Wednesday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. 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. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.
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 originalAlice 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, even in an era where CNN can present real life shocking images.
The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label. 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.”
1974 saw the release of a “Greatest Hits” album, and then Cooper, in 1975, released his first solo album, “Welcome to My Nightmare” in 1975, accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour. Associated with that album and tour was the ground-breaking network TV special AliceCooper: The Nightmare.
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. During this period Alice also appeared in the horror films Monster Dog and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, and recorded songs for the soundtracks to Roadie, Class of 1984, Fridaythe 13 Part VI: Jason Lives and Wes Craven’s Shocker.
Cooper’s most memorable movie appearance was as himself in Wayne’s World in 1991. He also played (fittingly) Freddy Krueger’s wicked step-father in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and appeared on Gene Wilder’s TV series Something Wilder as well as on That ‘70’s Show. The 90’s also saw the release of the albums “Hey Stoopid,” “The Last Temptation,” and “Fistful of Alice,” a live album.
In the new millenium, Cooper has been very productive and busy, writing, recording and releasing the albums “Brutal Planet,” “Dragon Town,” “The Eyes of Alice Cooper,” “Dirty Diamonds,” “Along Came a Spider,” and 2011′s “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” plus “Old School 1964-1974,” a box set celebrating the original band.
Alice, Dennis, Neal, Michael, and Glen (posthumously) were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011.
Cooper’s newest album Paranormal was produced by long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple), and featured guests like ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr., Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, and had a highly anticipated mini-reunion of the original Alice Cooper band members.
Tickets: $54.50, $64.50, $84.50 and $94.50, plus fees.