On This Day in History

On this date in history, 10/5/2016, Alice Cooper played a magnificent show at the Old National Centre’s Murat Theatre. I’ve been going to rock concerts for 40 years now…the first one was in 1976, and that night’s Alice Cooper show was one of the best I have ever witnessed. The first time I saw him was in 1978 and his voice still sounds as strong as it did in his earliest recordings. The man is in his early 70’s and he owned the stage for 2 solid hours, playing hits, deep cuts (like a sizzling “Halo of Flies”, complete with phenomenal drum solo) and a 3 song tribute to The Who (Pinball Wizard), David Bowie (Suffragette City) and Motörhead (Ace of Spades), Alice’s band was simply top of the line, and I must give special mention to the stunningly beautiful Nita Strauss, who plays guitar even better than she looks! All the staging, theatrical effects, props and lighting were perfectly served by the wonderful Murat Theatre, a truly magnificent venue to see a live show! Long live the Coop…one of my all time favorite performers…still the King!

Written By Braddon S. Williams aka The Concert Critic

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