Alice Cooper/Haelstorm to rock Tri-Cities
Jade Presents welcomes one of music’s biggest names to Kennewick—Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and pioneer shock rocker Alice Cooper storms the Toyota Center stage on Tuesday, November 20, 8 p.m.
It’s hard to imagine there being KISS, Marilyn Manson or Lady Gaga without there first being Alice Cooper. With grand strange antics often featuring a boa constrictor, guillotine, the gallows, fake blood and baby dolls, Alice Cooper has led audiences by his fingertips since the late 1960s into a nightmarish world designed to mix vaudeville and rock and roll music. Alice Cooper took horror movies to the stage and is credited as pioneering shock music.
After releasing such hits as “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and the anthem “School’s Out,” the Alice Cooper Group disbanded in 1974. One year later, Alice Cooper took a stab at a solo career and struck a trio of hits off his first concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. “Only Women,” “Department of Youth” and the title track all reached into the Top 100 Pop Singles.
Cooper achieved greater commercial success with the hits “I Never Cry,” “You And Me,” “How You Gonna See Me Now,” “Hey Stoopid” and “Poison” up through the 1990s. In 2008 he released Along Came a Spider, his 25th studio album. A few years later, Cooper joined forces with Rob Zombie on the Gruesome Twosome Tour.
His other entertainment endeavors include a successful acting career, a syndicated radio DJ, restaurateur and golfing celebrity. The original Alice Cooper Group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Visit AliceCooper.com for additional information.
Rockers Halestorm open the show.
After scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut and touring steadily for two years with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others, Pennsylvania quartet Halestorm are back with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes Halestorm to a new level of creative achievement.
Fronted by Elizabeth ‘Lzzy’ Hale and her brother Arejay at drums, Halestorm has maintained an aggressive tour schedule since 2006. In addition to the highly embraced EP Don’t Mess With the Time Man, Halestorm released ReAnimate—an EP of covers including “Out Ta Get Me” (Guns N’ Roses), “Bad Romance” (Lady Gaga) and “Slave to the Grind” (Skid Row).
Date: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 8 P.M. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Venue: Toyota Center in Kennewick