King Center will host always interesting Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper continues to entertain his fans in a career that has spanned more than four decades. In this photo, Cooper put on a raucous show during an appearance at Rock in Rio 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 21, 2017.
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Alice Cooper will bring his own unique brand of theatrical rock and roll on March 20 to the King Center in Melbourne.
With a career spanning more than four decades, Cooper has lived the quintessential rock star life, including all the ups and downs, and has come out the other side ready to rock.
“A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper” will include all of the theatrics you have come to expect, hard rock that is designed to shock. Heavily influenced by horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock, Cooper designed a stage show featuring electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. All of this evokes a sense of danger to heighten the musicality of the performance.
Even though Cooper’s stage show has always been the focal point of his music, defeating his personal demons has been one of the greatest successes of his career. Overcoming his addictions and renewing his Christian faith, Cooper had a successful comeback in the late 1980s. He came back to Rock and Roll as a revered entertainer and musician.
This comeback changed his perspective on his character. During an interview with The Guardian, Cooper makes a distinction between pre and post-comeback. “Alice was always in a straitjacket, getting his head cut off. He represented kids that were bullied, the artistic kind of outcasts.”
The post-comeback version of the character was no longer going to be the victim. He continues, “Alice had to be reborn as an arrogant villain. Now he wasn’t the one who was beaten, he was the one who was going to beat.”
If you are looking for be entertained, provoked, shocked or thrilled, March 20 cannot come soon enough. Tickets and VIP packages still are available at kingcenter.com. Whether you are a new or a lifelong fan or simply curious, this event has something for everyone.